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Program Agenda

Sommer Auditorium and Feinstone Room

Registration and Continental Breakfast (Feinestone Room)
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions – Dr. Kass, Director ICS (Sommer Auditorium)
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Morning Session – Invited Speakers (Sommer Auditorium)
8:40 a.m. - noon

Each speaker gets 30-40 minutes for their talk, with 10 minutes for questions.

Myriam Gorospe, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Institute on Aging
Control of Cell Senescence by Noncoding RNA
8:40 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.

Edward Lakatta, M.D., Lab Chief, Senior Investigator, LCS, IRP, National Institute on Aging
The Natural History of Age-Associated Deterioration of Cardiac Output Reserve in Apparent Health: A 30 year National Institutes of Health/Johns Hopkins Cardiology Division Longitudinal Study
9:05 a.m - 9:30 a.m.

Rexford Ahima, M.D., Ph.D., Bloomberg Professor, Chair, Division of Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins University
Modeling Obesity and Diabetes in Mice

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Break
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Kiran Musunuru, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Precision Medicine meets Genetics – The Potential for Gene Editing
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Susan Cheng, M.D., M.M.Sc., M.P.H., Director, CV Population Science and Public Health, Barbara Streisand Heart Health Center, Cedars-Sinai
Sex Differences in Biological Aging and Potential Paths to Resilience
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lunch (Feinstone Room)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Oral Abstract and Blumenthal Prize Competition (Sommer Auditorium): 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Top scoring abstracts from those submitted will be presented (4 abstracts) generally encompassing the full range from basic to clinical/epidemiology. Only grad students, clinical fellows, and post-doctoral fellows can compete in this session, and prizes are awarded at the end of the meeting, courtesy of the Blumenthal Family Foundation.

Poster session - Part 1 (Feinstone Room)
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

25 abstract posters will be presented in this session. Presenters will be requested to be at their poster either in the initial 30 or subsequent 30-minute period, and can then wander the other time. There will be real-time judging with discussions with the presenters, with abstracts pre-selected based on the initial reviews. 

Poster session - Part 2 (Feinstone Room)
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

25 abstract posters will be presented in this session. Presenters will be requested to be at their poster either in the initial 30 or subsequent 30-minute period, and can then wander the other time. There will be real-time judging with discussions with the presenters, with abstracts pre-selected based on the initial reviews. 

Award Ceremony and Meeting Closing (Feinstone Room)
4:40 p.m. -  5:00 p.m.

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