April 15-16, 2009 – East-West Alliance Conference: Longevity Across the Life Span

April 15-16, 2009

The East-West Alliance is a global network of ten universities, including the Stanford University School of Medicine, that have been supported by the Li Ka Shing Foundation. The Alliance convenes annually at one of the member institutions to address significant scientific issues at a public conference.

This year’s focus was on longevity across the life span. The Alliance, the Stanford Center on Longevity and the School of Medicine brought together leading experts across a broad range of disciplines to address longevity-related topics in their fields. Session themes included genetic considerations of longevity, stem cell connections to longevity, social correlates of longevity, longevity implications for the medical workforce, and economic correlates of longevity. Session moderators included Stanford faculty members Dr. Laura Carstensen, Dr. Stuart Kim, Dr. Tom Rando, Dr. Paul Wise, Dr. Ralph Horwitz and Dr. John Shoven.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 1:30 p.m. to  4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16th:  8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Schedule: See program for a preliminary agenda: Download Program  

Location: Clark Center Auditorium, 318 Campus Drive West, Stanford University

Admission: Free. Open to the public

For further information please contact:
Stanford Center on Longevity
(650) 736-8643