Going for the Longevity Dividend

At this international gathering organized by the Alliance for Aging Research, prominent scientists called for governments and health care organizations worldwide to invest in the extension of healthy human life in order to produce a “Longevity Dividend” for nations with aging populations.

I. How Soon Before Science Can Slow Aging and at What Cost?

Opening Remarks from:
Senator Larry Craig (R-ID),
S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Leonard Guarante, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

II. Can Older Populations Make Nations both Healthier and Wealthier?
Robert N. Butler, MD, Founding Director, National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Robert Fogel, PhD, Nobel Laureate, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

III. International Perspectives
Alex Kalache, Director, Ageing and Health Program, World Health Organization (WHO)
James Goodwin, PhD, Head of Research, Help the Aged, London, England

IV. View to the Future
Dr. Alan Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

V. Summary and Concluding Remarks
Daniel Perry, Executive Director, Alliance for Aging Research

This event was supported by a grant from the Florence S. Mahoney Foundation.