december, 2016

05dec9:00 am5:00 pmBoston Pepper Center SymposiumTRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN FUNCTION PROMOTING THERAPIES9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Event Details

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Welcome and Open
Eric Orwoll/ Oregon Health & Science University: What have we learned from RCTs of Function Promoting Pharmacologic Therapies
Alan Jette/ BUSPH: Making Informed Choices in the Measurement of Function & Disability in Aging Research


10:00 -11:00 AM
Elena Volpi: The UTMB Pepper OAIC: Translating Discoveries in Functional Loss and Gain into Interventions for Recovery from Illness
Shalender Bhasin/ BWH/HMS: Androgen Receptor Interactome as a Locus for Discovery of Function Promoting Therapies
Basil Eldadah/ NIH Program Officer and Chief, Geriatrics: Overview of Nationwide Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers


11:00 AM – Noon
Marcia Haigis
/ Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging: New Insights into Mitochondria and Aging
Amy Wagers/ Joslin Diabetes: Regulators of Aging in Mammalian Tissues


Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Joan Mannick/ Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research/Aging: Developing mTOR inhibitors for the treatment of aging-related conditions in elderly humans
Roger Fielding/ Tufts Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Center on Aging: Exercise as a Function Promoting Therapy



2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Lew Lipsitz/ Hebrew Senior Life: Overview of Research at HSL’s Institute for Aging Research, BIDMC’s Division of Gerontology and the Boston Roybal Center



3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Rapid Fire Microtalks (TBA, 5-10 minutes each)



4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wine and Cheese Reception


(Monday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fenway Room

The Inn at Longwood, 342 Longwood Avenue