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The 3rd Annual Symposium on Aging Research will feature speakers from both inside and outside of UTHealth addressing ongoing research into aging.

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Symposium on Aging Research, presented by the UTHealth Consortium on Aging.

The full-day conference will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 at the Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine at McGovern Medical School (1825 Pressler St.). The symposium will highlight the ongoing translational aging research at UTHealth and to help foster the development of emerging technologies. With support from the Phyllis Gough Huffington Endowed Lectureship, the event is free and open to the public and breakfast and lunch will be provided. A reception will follow the conclusion of the program.

James Kirkland, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at the Mayo Clinic, will be this year’s keynote speaker. Other speakers include John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research Institute; Meng Wang, Ph.D., the Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging at Baylor College of Medicine; Paul E. Schulz, M.D., professor and director of the division of Dementia and Memory Disorders in the Department of Neurology, and Catherine G. Ambrose, Ph.D., director of the The Biomechanics, Bone Histomorphometry, And Bone Densitometry Laboratories in the Department Of Orthopedic Surgery.

This year’s program also will include a poster session open to all UTHealth investigators and trainees. Three abstracts will be selected for oral platform presentations and the winners will receive a travel grant to assist in offsetting the cost of presenting their research at a scientific meeting.  Abstracts must be submitted by June 1 and notifications of selection will be made by June 8.

For a complete list of speakers, agenda, and registration info, visit the event’s website here. For more information, contact Shelby Boyer at Shelby.boyer@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-3853.