UNESCO Executive Committee on Anti-Aging and Disease Prevention established
There is a growing consensus that researching and developing therapeutic interventions into degenerative aging processes is a necessary condition for improving the health and longevity of the rapidly aging global population Thus, the research and development of therapies against degenerative aging processes (anti-aging) and for prevention of major aging-related diseases is a necessary condition for alleviating the severe economic, healthcare and humanitarian challenges of the global aging society. And therefore, promoting the research and development in the field of anti-aging and aging-related disease prevention is becoming an urgent national and international task. How can the field of anti-aging and disease prevention be promoted globally to solve the challenge of bringing effective, safe and accessible anti-aging and preventive therapies to the world as soon as possible? A significant further step was taken toward the solution of this challenge with the establishment of the new Executive Committee on Anti-aging and Disease Prevention, a joint effort of UNESCO and China World Peace Foundation.
The Executive Committee on Anti-aging and Disease Prevention was established in the framework of Science and Technology, Pharmacology and Medicine Themes under an Interactive Atlas along the Silk Roads, UNESCO. The committee inauguration took place during the 2nd (Beijing) Annual International Biomedical Health Conference and the 1st Academician Forum of Transnational Biomedical Field, in Beijing, on December 16, 2019 (http://www.isoad.org).
See more details about the establishment of the UNESCO committee in the report of the International Society on Aging and Disease – ISOAD (one of the main co-organizers of the UNESCO committee, and a partner of the International Longevity Alliance) in Aging and Disease, the journal of the International Society on Aging and Disease, entitled:
“The Urgent Need for International Action for Anti-aging and Disease Prevention”
Aging and Disease, 2020, 11(1): 212-215
And related news:
The next major gathering of the UNESCO Committee on Anti-Aging and Disease Prevention will take place during the 4th International Conference on Aging and Disease (4th ICAD) of the International Society on Aging and Disease (ISOAD) that will be held at China National Convention Center, Beijing, China, from October 30 to November 2, 2020.
This will be a high level gathering of leading experts from many countries and various professional disciplines engaged in research and training in the fields of aging and aged-related disease. The mission of ISOAD is to improve health and quality of life by stimulating research focused on understanding the biological linkage between aging and disease. This conference will further advance this mission and provide a platform that will help to fill the current gap between studies of the basic biology of aging and of aged-related disease. We expect that about 1,500 scientists, physicians and students will attend from all over the world.
Detailed information about the conference, including the venue, confirmed speakers, program, call for papers, and registration, can be found at: http://www.isoad.org/Data/List/Conference
We wish the new UNESCO Committee on Anti-Aging and Disease Prevention the best of success in its vitally important mission!
And we look forward to seeing you in Beijing, China, from October 30 to November 2, 2020!
ILA members have cooperated and will further cooperate with the Committee and participate in the conference.