For our upcoming RCCN Workshop “Sex and Gender Differences in Aging”, to be held June 6 and 7, 2019 in Marina del Rey, CA, there will be travel awards available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators-in-training. Those selected will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development. The travel awards will cover travel to and from the meeting, meals, and hotel accommodations. Successful applicants will be from institutions with at least one NIA supported center, and who have demonstrated translational or multidisciplinary interests in aging related to the workshop topic. Individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
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The Role of Inflammation in Aging and Age-Associated Diseases
Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Annual Meeting
We are excited to announce that “Osteoporosis and Soft Tissue Disorders”—the second in a three-part series of U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conferences—will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD, from Monday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 12, 2019. A preliminary agenda for the conference can be accessed at the link above, as well as the application for the conference.
International Conference on Frailty & Sarcopenia Research
Workshop on Embedding/Sustaining a Focus on Function in Specialty Research and Care
The Claude D Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers Coordinating Center is pleased to announce its first webinar! The goal of this webinar is to provide insights for writing a K grant application so as to not only promote its success, but also lay a strong foundation for development of a successful subsequent R-grant project. The webinar will feature presentations by Jennifer Lai, MD from the University of California, San Francisco and Dorry Segev, MD PhD of Johns Hopkins University.
The International Position Statement Development Conference for Sarcopenia will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on November 13, 2018. This one-day conference is being organized by the Sarcopenia Definitions and Outcomes Consortium just prior to the Annual Meeting of the Gerontology Society of America (GSA) which is also being held in Boston this year from November 14-18, 2018. The Conference will feature keynote talks on sarcopenia and discussions of the position statements on sarcopenia definitions and outcomes by an international expert panel.
The American College of Cardiology's (ACC) Geriatric Cardiology Section, in collaboration with the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and National Institute on Aging (NIA), is pleased to sponsor a 1.5-day Research Symposium and Workshop focusing on current knowledge and future research directions related to Diagnostic Testing in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disorders. The conference will be held on October 15-16, 2018 at ACC's Heart House in Washington, DC. Immediately following the Workshop there will be a half-day session that will discuss mentoring and research opportunities for residents, fellows, and other early career investigators interested in the intersections between geriatrics and cardiology.
The goal of the NIA’s Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) is to bring together researchers from the 6 NIA Centers programs to foster the development of cross-center collaborations around issues important to the health and well-being of older adults.
Hosted by: The Nathan Shock Centers Coordinating Center & Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
The University of Michigan Older Americans Independence Center (UM OAIC; directed by Dr Ray Yung), in collaboration with the Michigan Alzheimer Disease Core Center (MADCC; directed by Dr. Henry Paulson), will be hosting our annual research retreat entitled "Human Research Across the Translational Spectrum: from the Lab to the Real World" in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan May 25-26, 2017. The focus of this year's retreat will include cognitive disorders as well as aging research. As Director of the UM OAIC Research Career Development Core (RCDC), I am the retreat coordinator. Roger Albin, MADCC Research Education Component Core Director, will be assisting with the research retreat. We would be grateful if you could have junior faculty colleagues who want to participate in this program contact either of us. They should describe how participation would benefit their research, indicate the type of grant to be submitted, and submit a copy of their CV to us at email@example.com.
Special Invited Guest: John Williams, PhD, Program Officer, Musculoskeletal Biology Program in the Division of Aging Biology, NIA