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Register now! Boston meeting will showcase latest aging discoveries
Date:11/3/2011

turday, November 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Fairfax
How does ones' genetics contribute to life span? If one eats the right foods or less food, will he or she live longer? This session addresses our longest-lived populations and the studies that bring this information to light. The potential genetic and nutritional factors that may be responsible for or are linked to the observed longevity in these populations will be presented.

Saving Social Security: Is Raising the Retirement Age the Answer?
Time: Sunday, November 20, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Location: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Hynes 200
This symposium will examine from interdisciplinary perspective the impact of raising the eligibility age for full Social Security benefits, generally referred to as the retirement age. What accounts for political interest in increasing the age and what do reform proposals involve? Are older Americans able to work longer? What about age-related cognitive changes? What would an increase mean for women and minorities? What health interventions could help prolong working life?

The $10 Million Archon Genomics X PRIZE: The Genetics of Exceptional Longevity
Time: Monday, November 21, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Grand Ballroom
This session will examine the $10 million Archon Genomics X PRIZE presented by Medco, which is inviting teams from around the world to apply a variety of technologies to sequence 100 human genomes quickly, cheaply, and with incredible accuracy. Using the genomes of centenarians, the goal is to produce a consensus-driven standard for "medical grade" whole human genome sequencing.

Congressional Aging Issues Update
Time: Monday, November 21, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Location: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, Hynes 202
Capitol Hill staffers, including representa
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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