There's a great deal of news these days about potential developments to increase healthy longevity. How can we decide which are the most promising initiatives? What can we do to support faster development and deployment of new treatments? If we want to enable significant increases in healthy longevity for ourselves and our loved ones, what steps should we be taking?
This London Futurists meetup gathers a panel of experts and researchers in the field of healthy longevity. We'll be hearing a number of TED-style talks, followed by extended audience Q&A and discussion.
The speakers are Phil Micans, Tuvi Orbach, and Avi Roy.
About the speakers
Phil Micans is Founder and Vice President of International Antiaging Systems (http://www.antiaging-systems.com/) and Assistant Director at the British Longevity Society (http://www.thebls.org/).
Phil has been actively involved in the antiaging field since the late 1980’s. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Aging Matters™ Magazine, Chairman of the Monte Carlo Antiaging Congress, and Assistant Editor to the Lifespan Medicine Journal. He holds a masters degree in biochemistry from Canterbury.
Phil will talk about why orthodox medicine must change its approach to longevity, and the need for preventative and regenerative medicine.
This lecture will review data as issued by the US, UK and WHO authorities. It will become clear that ‘orthodox’ medicine cannot continue as-is for much longer and that a different path will need to be taken soon. The talk will also introduce the concept of the optimal health pyramid.
Tuvi Orbach is the chairman of Mindlife UK, and Managing Trustee of HELP Trust - a charity with the purpose to help and inspire people to enhance their lives.
Tuvi has a background as an entrepreneur who has established several companies integrating software, technology and "lifeware". Products and services provided by his companies include:
• An interactive self-help application to cure anxiety and depression
• Computerised health screening and prevention for long term conditions.
Tuvi will address combining the use of technology for self help with better internal (mind body, optimism etc) and external lifestyle modification. He'll also talk about the integration of new science with traditional wisdom.
Avi Roy (http://about.me/agingroy) is is a PhD student researching biomarkers of aging, mitochondria, and regenerative medicine at the Institute of Translational Medicine, Buckingham.
Avi currently writes for The Conversation (https://theconversation.com/profiles/avi-roy-92560/articles) and has previously written for The Guardian (http://bit.ly/13WVtRh). His articles have also been published in the New Statesman (http://bit.ly/1c6IS2N) and Business Insider (http://read.bi/1c6IUYw).
Avi also heads up the Oxford University Scientific Society (http://users.ox.ac.uk/~science/), the Oxford Transhumanism and Emerging Technologies (http://oxtet.co.uk/#!) society, and organizes talks at the British Science Association Oxford (http://www.oxfordscibar.com/) branch.
2pm-4.15pm, Saturday 26th April 2014.
Venue: Room B18, Birkbeck College (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/maps), Torrington Square WC1E 7HX, London.
Room B18 is on the basement floor in the main Birkbeck College building, in Torrington Square (which is a pedestrian-only square). Torrington Square is about 10 minutes walk from either Russell Square or Goodge St tube stations.
Coffee and other light refreshments can be purchased from the Costa Coffee shop in the reception area of the building, either ahead of or after the meeting.
The event will be followed by a chance to continue the discussion in a nearby pub - The Marlborough Arms (http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub-food/marlborough-arms-bloomsbury/pid-C7440), 36 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HJ.
Covering meeting costs:
A small fee (£5) is payable to attend this meetup. This fee covers room costs. Please pay in advance, online.
This will be refunded if the meeting is cancelled or rearranged, or if the attendee cancels at least 3 days before the meetup.
Alternatively, if there are still seats available, payment can be made in cash at the door on the day. (Requesting payment in advance assists with accurate planning of the event.)
Journalists are welcome to attend the meeting free-of-charge - please contact the organiser, notifying us in advance of your plans to attend.