London, UK – July 14, 2014 – The Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF), a UK-based charity founded to support ageing research and address the challenges of a rapidly ageing population, hosted the inaugural 21st Century Medicine Forum on Monday, June 30th, with Aging Analytics, a company supporting financial decision-making in the biotechnology and regenerative medicine sector.
The speakers at the forum included:
“We’re incredibly excited to host the first of several meetings on cutting edge medical and longevity science,” said Dr Alex Zhavoronkov, Director at the BGRF. “By bringing together class-leading researchers, pensions experts, financial heavyweights and science communicators at meetings like this, we hope to facilitate collaboration across disciplines and produce the next generation of projects that will take longevity science from the bench to the clinic.”
Speaking at the event, model and actress Katya Elizarova commented: “Media spokespeople are often involved in charities aiming to beat Alzheimer’s or cancer or another disease. Research into these topics is very important, obviously. But I think the most important thing is to support projects aimed at preventing ageing. And if researchers are clever enough to develop methods to do so, it’s much more likely that they’ll be able to treat these diseases with more success.”
Videos of these talks can be viewed using the links above, or by clicking here.
The next Forum event is anticipated to take place in Oxford, UK in October 2014.