Debating Ageing: A Transdisciplinary Engagement Forum - Life Span Extension

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT

Lifespan Extension is the second lecture in the Debating Ageing: A Transdisciplinary Engagement Forum, and will look at the future and near term possibilities for extension of lifespan as well as the economic implications of a world in which lifepan might extend beyond 100 years.


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The panel of speakers includes;

  • Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer, SENS Research Foundation.

  • Emma Teeling, Professor of Biology, University College Dublin.

  • Liam Delaney, Professor of Economics, University College Dublin.

5pm, 19th November 2018, George Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre for Science, UCD.

The Debating Ageing: A Transdisciplinary Engagement Forum aims to examine ageing as a complex phenomenon that requires a transdisciplinary frame of analysis. We propose to adopt a constructive approach that analyses the biological, medical, psychological, social and cultural factors that can facilitate positive experiences of old age.

Lectures and workshops will involve academics from the following fields: health science, social science, humanities (art history, literary disciplines, film studies, musicology, theology, history), medical humanities, psychology, and education.

Non-academic participants include: nurses and carers, NGOs, UCD in the Community and older adult community groups/people from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds who are willing to reflect on their experience.