Posted on Nov 08, 2019, 7 p.m.
The first Longevity Forum was held in London one year ago with the objective to facilitate the exchange of ideas between experts in the fields of science and social science to explore opportunities that may be presented by increased longevity; this forum was created as a place where cutting edge ideas could be generated, debated, and critiqued.
An increased number of individuals and organisation spanning the space of government, business, finance, research, academia, and NGOs across the sectors and countries will be attending this year, as such the scope of the forum was expanded to include a full week of events focused on helping people to achieve longer, healthier, and more fulfilled lives being which is being held in London from November 11-15, 2019.
This year’s theme for The Longevity Week forum is Longevity 2030 which will be a deeper look into the ideas and innovation that will help to shape humanity in the coming decade. The event will explore the ever expanding boundaries of science and technology; economic opportunities presented by longevity and implications; policy agenda supporting education, healthcare, and social care systems for the future; and the relationship between humans and machines and the governance framework needed to ensure this growing interdependence remains positive to help humans achieve full potential.
On Monday Singapore will kicked off The Global Longevity Agenda which is one of The Longevity Forum’s flagship initiatives that was developed in conjunction with the Stanford Center on Longevity. This event will discuss the findings of an initiative which outlined the principles that make longevity distinct from aging, and the objectives global governments need to achieve in the coming decade to support the longevity agenda.
On Tuesday, delegates will be welcomed at Oriel College in Oxford to the Science Summit which is bringing together leading experts in the space of longevity research to discuss their most recent findings with fellow researchers and investors in the field. Over at Kings College in London the International Longevity Policy and Governance Summit is hosting the world’s first international, cross border, cross sector summit on the current state of international longevity policy and governance.
Thursday will be the centerpiece for the Annual Longevity Forum which will be a full day of discussion involving a wide range of speakers from different disciplines and countries that are focused on how to achieve a change in the policy and attitudes which are required for societies to benefit from a significant longevity dividend and maximise the return on longevity.
Jim Mellon, Andrew Scott, and Dafina Grapci-Penney are the founders of this forum. Keynote speakers include Dr. Nir Barzilai who is the founding director of the Institute for Aging at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Andy Briggs who is the co-chair of the new UK Longevity Council; and Dr. Linda Fried who is Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, among others.
It sparked interest to see Juvenescence listed in the partner and sponsors section. One can only hope that the biopharmaceutical has some good news to reveal about their research targeting aging which drives many chronic illnesses to extend healthspan and longevity.
This article is not intended to provide medical diagnosis, advice, treatment, or endorsement.