Longevity Summit Dublin – looking down a longevity-focused lens

Leading scientists and innovations will gather in Dublin next week to explore cutting-edge advancements in extending human healthspan.

Next week’s Longevity Summit Dublin, running from 13th to 16th June, promises to be a cornerstone event in the field of aging and longevity research. This summit aims to recognize and promote emerging developments in extending human healthspan by bringing together leading scientists, researchers and investors dedicated to tackling the challenges posed by diseases of aging – and aging itself.

Featuring over 50 global pioneers, the conference will highlight the latest research and innovations in the longevity industry through keynote presentations by renowned experts and lively panels. The summit’s carefully curated agenda will allow attendees to delve deeply into various pivotal topics, fostering a focused and comprehensive exploration of the most promising areas in longevity science.

Longevity A-list speakers attending include David Barzilai, Maria Blasco, Sebastian Brunemeier, Lynne Cox, Aaron Cravens, Walter Crompton, Aubrey de Grey, Peter Diamandis, Georg Fuellen, Alejandro Ocampo, Matthew ‘Oki’ O’Connor, Brian Kennedy, Melissa King, Mehmood Khan, Lou Hawthorne, Reason, Morten Scheibye-Knudsen, Björn Schumacher, Manuel Serrano, Stasa Stankovic, Andrew Steele and Alex Zhavoronkov (phew).

Longevity.Technology: The Longevity Summit Dublin is not just a conference – it is a collaborative platform where evidence-based approaches and pragmatic solutions will be shared and discussed. By fostering an environment of knowledge exchange and collaboration, the event aims to play a pivotal role in advancing the frontiers of human healthspan extension; now in its third year, the conference has a reputation for catalyzing change in the longevity space, making waves with the Dublin Longevity Declaration last year.

For those committed to promoting healthier and longer lives through scientific innovation, this summit offers an unparalleled opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research and network with leaders in the field; we caught up with Martin O’Dea, CEO of Longevity Events Ltd and the principal organizer of the summit to find out more.

Martin O’Dea on…

Challenging topics

Longevity Summit Dublin looks to challenge the hard questions around aging and the biology of aging. While it is focused on the more difficult, long-term challenges that we face in this field, it remains a very inclusive event that also looks at longevity’s lower hanging fruit side of things. The summit is also framed in a way to consider societal and regulatory issues; we’re looking through that lens – what do we need to do from now to get to the point where we bring aging under medical control eventually?

The female perspective

This year we have a topic on female reproductive longevity, rejuvenation and health, and I think that’s the area that has me the most excited for this event. It’s incredibly important, I think, both societally and from a scientific perspective. Female longevity is under-represented, it’s under-researched, and a lot of studies don’t include women – it’s quite surprising how much of a bias there is. And I think it’s fascinating in that it’s an accelerated form of aging, with the reproductive system aging maybe 30 years in the space of two or three years through menopause. So it’s very interesting from an intervention perspective, but it’s also societally just as fascinating and important and I’m really looking forward to it. I think we’ve got some exceptional speakers in that section, and an exciting panel. I’m also looking forward to the exceptional individuals talking around regulation and also political involvement that I think will be really exciting as well.

Focusing on prevention

We’re delighted to welcome Dr Michael Suk, who is chair of the American Medical Association. I had the good fortune of having a couple of conversations with him last year and he absolutely gets the value of the preventive side of longevity. Longevity is a spectrum from living healthily at the moment to looking at fairly deep interventions and bringing aging under medical control, but it’s not a one or the other game – there are gains as you go along, and I think large organisations like the EMA acknowledging the boosts in prevention that are available through the science that we’re promoting is incredibly important. This is something that could move billions of dollars in a country like the US because there is so much money spent on chronic disease management as opposed to trying to focus on damage repair and extending the healthy part of life.

Extend life – enjoy life

As well as all the great content, we ensure all the attendees have a wonderful experience with the gala dinner and the open bars! It’s a social event as well, as we want to enjoy life while we’re trying to elongate it. But also, undoubtedly, the beauty of this industry is that it’s not like a traditional big industry where everyone just discusses golf because of NDAs. This is an event where people can literally meet, ask each other what they’re doing, and six months later you find they’re working together because there’s a shared mission. The way that really happens is in the social interaction, so we focus very much on that and we you know put a lot of effort and money into making sure that that’s a great experience because we think it’s very valuable – we think it’s what moves this industry forward.

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