The 12th International Federation on Ageing Global Conference will be held in Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad from the 10th – 13th June 2014. The main themes for the conference will be “Health, Security, Community”

Hundreds of delegates from all over the world will bring to the forefront various aspects and problems related to ageing, which is becoming one the main demographic, social, humanitarian and scientific problems in the world and in India. The subjects will include: Rights of Older People, Life Quality and Care, Cultural Diversity and more…

One of the featured focuses of the conference will be on the biology of ageing and healthy longevity. As recent research has been showing, a promising and cost-effective strategy to combat severe non-communicable diseases – such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases – may be to give a greater focus of health research from attempting to address individual diseases and symptoms to addressing their underlying root cause and main risk factor – the degenerative process of ageing. A large number of basic experimental studies demonstrate the feasibility of intervening into the degenerative ageing process and extending healthy lifespan. The section will present both recent scientific developments in the field of the biology of aging and healthy lifespan extension, and discuss public policy changes needed to support the field.

Among the leading researchers to focus on the biology of ageing and healthy lifespan extension will be:

Prof. Kalluri Subba Rao, an Indian National Science Academy Honorary Scientist, of the School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad, who will present on DNA Damage, DNA Repair and Aging.

Prof. Alexander Khokhlov, head of the Evolutionary Cytogerontology Sector of the School of Biology, Moscow State University, Russia, will present on strategies for the search for anti-aging and life-extending therapies.

Dr Ilia Stambler, of Bar Ilan University, Israel, chair of the Israeli Longevity Alliance, will survey some advances in the biology of aging as a basis for future treatments of non-communicable diseases and health care of the aged and for healthy lifespan extension.

Dr Daria Khaltourina, chair of the Council for Public Health and Demography, Moscow, and Co-founder of the International Longevity Alliance, will present on new policies needed to reduce the global burden of aging related pathologies.

Mr. Didier Coeurnelle, Co-chair of Heales (the European Healthy Life Extension Society), will present on the need to subsidize public research to alleviate non-communicable age-related diseases, as a fundamental factor for a more universal access to health care.

An additional consideration will be given to current experimental therapies for the alleviation of age related pathologies:

Prof Ramesh Gupta, of Toxicology Department, Murray State University, USA, will present on Taurine and its analogues and alleviation of ageing.

Dr. Hyo Sang Yoo, Korea, will present on hypoglycemia and sulfonylurea-based treatment regimen for Type 2 Diabetes.  

The present research will emphasize the need for further studies and investments into the basic biological research of aging as a means to achieve healthy longevity in India and across the world.