Ageing and Degeneration: A Physiological Perspective

10 April 2015 - 11 April 2015

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Society's Theme for 2015 is 'Understanding Ageing'. To complement this, the scientific organisers, detailed below, have brought together leading researchers to discuss the mechanisms behind ageing and its impact on our body and brain. Topic Meetings offer an opportunity for you to meet investigators working directly in the topic to forge new collaborations, and exchange scientific ideas.

Online registration is now open.
Register here. 

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ) is just a 10 minute walk from Waverley train station and 5 minutes from the bus station. The airport is approximately 25 minutes drive by taxi or airport bus.

Location map of the venue

Scientific Programme overview
For more details on each session, please click the title. 

• Ageing, exercise and brain health
Organiser: Marc J Poulin (University of Calgary, Canada)
• From TOP to TOE: What falls reveal about physiological ageing and degeneration
Organiser: Simon Gandevia (Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia)
• Limitations of skeletal muscle oxygen supply in ageing
Organiser: Ylva Hellsten (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
• Ageing, physical activity and neurodegeneration
Organiser: Paul Greenhaff (University of Nottingham, UK)
• Membrane/lipid rafts: Age-associated changes in membrane biology and function
Organiser: Brian P Head (VASDHS/UCSD, USA)
• Mechanisms of cerebellar ataxias and neurodegeneration
Organisers: Mandy Jackson (University of Edinburgh, UK) & Ian D Forsythe (University of Leicester, UK)

Complete scientific programme, detailing all the comfirmed speakers, is available here


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