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|