08 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
Under the conference theme “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”, the Third Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen2017) aims to integrate results from different disciplines, fields, and
model systems, as well as innovative technological
and experimental approaches, into groundbreaking
new ideas that challenge existing paradigms
regarding aging. Sergei Scherbov will present latest research from the Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project.
In his presentation, Scherbov will show how redefining old age based on changing characteristics of people provide a more accurate assessment of the challenges of population aging and the effects of policies to overcome them. For many years Scherbov together with Warren Sanderson have developed new measures of age and aging in demographic research. They suggest to broaden research methods to account for significant increases in life expectancy, as the focus on chronological age of people alone provides a limited picture of the process, one that is often not appropriate for either scientific study or policy analysis. Their groundbreaking results have been published in Nature and Science and other high level journals. Scherbov is also PI of the Re-Aging project at IIASA that, among other things, ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity.
The AGen2017 will be held between 08 – 11 June 2017 at the Art Center Kobe in Japan.
For more information please visit the event website.
Last edited: 10 April 2017
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