From Lifespan to Healthspan: Mind the Gap

October 20, 2022
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Simpson Querrey Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Why do certain groups have stronger protection against aging than others? What are neuroscientists discovering about aging and dementia? What are the clinical implications of aging with HIV infection? Is heart disease inevitable with aging?

Longevity research has transformed in recent years:

  • Our focus has shifted from prolonging lifespan and instead we are looking to extend something called “healthspan”.
  • Scientists have identified genetic variants in certain groups of people that slow their aging process
  • The way we measure age has changed.

With 95 million Americans expected to be 65 or older by 2060 (nearly a quarter of the population), the science of longevity has become more critical to our individual and collective future. Join us to learn about new developments in the study of aging, how people are prolonging their “healthspan,” and much more!


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Event Details

Thursday October 20th, from  5:30 – 7pm CT, in person at Simpson-Querrey Auditorium

In-person address:  303 East Superior St. Chicago, IL 60611

This program will be hosted in person at the Lurie Research Center on Northwestern’s Chicago campus. We will work with our partners to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by the CDC, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated. COVID protocols, and any other emergent information will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program.

Because this program is in-person, tickets will be limited, so please register early! If you are unable, or decide not to attend, we ask that you let us know so that we can provide the tickets to anyone else who is interested. Thank you for your understanding.