Author: Noel Lloyd
Date: July 14th, 2015
Yesterday, the White House Conference on Aging was held in Washington, D.C. The conference touched on many important topics that we hope will result in advancing issues of importance to older Americans. Our President and CEO Sue Peschin was among the individuals in attendance.
Sue shares her brief insights:
"I am honored to represent the Alliance for Aging Research at today's White House Conference on Aging. The conference has done an impressive job of addressing direct services and entitlement programs, elder abuse and neglect, nutrition issues, and technology. We were hopeful that the importance of biomedical research would be a part of the dialogue, because so much of the gains in our longevity and health is due to research. Also, further advancements in healthspan will not be realized without adequate federal funding for the NIH and clinical trial education and recruitment. We will continue to beat the drum for geroscience, and aging research overall, confident that they will play a key role in bending the cost curve in health care and improving health and well-being for millions of older Americans."
Sue tweeted extensively throughout the day. We compiled her tweets; you can read them below.
Check back in the next few months as we share recommendations from the conference.