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.
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.