Tuesday 13 October 2020 - 11.00 to Wednesday 14 October 2020 - 14.00
ZOOM - online event

The BIRAX UK-Israel Conference on 'Healthy Ageing' took place virtually on the 13-14 October, 2020, with over 100 active participants from Israel and the UK in both days of the virtual webinar.

The list of distinguished speakers included greetings from Neil Wigan OBE, the UK Ambassador to Israel, Prof. Sarah Harper, Prof. Baroness Susan Greenfield and many other Ageing researchers from both countries.

We hope you will join us for the BIRAX Ageing Conference scheduled to take place in TelAviv, 2-3 June 2021!

Chairs: Karen B. Avraham, Dame Linda Partridge, Peter St. George-Hyslop, Daniel Bar

Israel Academic Committee: Ehud Cohen, Illana Gozes, Mira Marcus-Kalish, Dov Shmotkin

UK Academic Committee: Sarah Harper, Karen Steel, Richard Siow

BIRAX Healthy Ageing Webinar Programme: 

Day 1: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

 Day 2: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Greetings from Neil Wigan OBE, the UK Ambassador to Israel Tarani Chendola (U of Manchester): Explanations for social inequalities in healthy ageing in the UK
Robin Franklin (U of Cambridge): Regenerative capacity of adult CNS progenitor cells Susan Greenfield (U of Oxford): Neurodegeneration as an aberrant form of development: Developing a new approach to Alzheimer’s disease  
Illana Gozes (TAU): A new look at Alzheimer’s disease: diagnosis and treatment toward healthy ageing Eli Keshet (HUJI): Vascular ageing, rejuvenation and healthspan extension
Anat Ben-Zvi (BGU): Neuronal regulation of proteostasis collapse in the worm, a model for aging Anne Schilder (UCL): Novel approaches to the treatment of adult onset hearing loss; avenues and opportunities
Ehud Cohen (HUJI): Mechanisms that link aging process to late onset disorders associated with toxic protein aggregation Haim Cohen (BIU): Sirtuins in ageing 
Sharon Toker (TAU): Work stress, health and well-being, organizational cynicism, worksite health promotion Ehud Gazit (TAU): Amyloid fibrils in metabolic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases
Dinah Zur (TASMC/TAU): Algorithms for diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration Yossi Shiloh (TAU): DNA repair and ageing 
Heidi Johansen-Berg (U of Oxford): Microstructural MRI of the ageing brain Martin Hyde (Swansea U): Quality of life, health inequalities,  retirement and consumption in later life