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GSA showcases groundbreaking aging research slated for Atlanta meeting
Date:10/19/2009

cation: Hilton Atlanta Grand Salon C
The scientific search for effective anti-aging medications has to tread the narrow path between the hype of hucksters and the pessimism of most scientists and expert commentators. The panelists will discuss successful calorie restriction experiments in rodents, as well as research to discover pharmaceuticals that could create similar effects in humans. The speakers include Richard Miller, MD, PhD, of the University of Michigan; Roger McCarter, PhD, of the Pennsylvania State University; Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, of the University of Washington; and David Allison, PhD, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Health Care Reform What Happened, What Did We Learn, and How Will It Impact Older Adults?
Time: Friday, November 21, at 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis Marquis Salon A
During this interactive forum, policy experts will provide their views on how health care reform efforts will and won't shape the future of Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care, and retiree health coverage. The session will also include discussions of how key aging provisions are expected to fare. The speakers include John Rother, JD, of AARP; Gretchen Alkema, PhD, LCSW, of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program; and Toni Miles, MD, PhD, also of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.

"Death Panels?" Euthanasia?: The Real Story On End of Life and Palliative Care Issues in 2009
Time: Saturday, November 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis International Salon 7
A group of panelists will cut through the media hype and bring attendees up to date on how health care reform and state policy and practice may alter the way Americans deal with end of life issues. They will discuss how advance care planning and palliative care have evolved in the last few years, as well as the key challenges that lie immediately ahead. The speakers include Harry "Rick" Moody,
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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