FRONTIERS IN MEDICINE 2017
WHAT IS THE NEW OLD? Dramatic advances in biomedicine are ushering in a new era where our lives are not just longer, they’re livelier. Come learn how science and technology are helping us stay healthy, sharp, and connected well into old age—and how our longer, livelier lifespans will shape society.
This year's event featured four fascinating talks about how biomedical breakthroughs are redefining what it means to be “old.” Invitees enjoyed dinner and posed their questions to more than two dozen world-leading scientists, Stanford University School of Medicine Dean Lloyd B. Minor, MD, and Stanford Health Care CEO David Entwistle.
Are disease and decline inevitable as we age? Stem cell biology and regenerative medicine are re-writing the script.
Jill Helms, DDS, PhD
Professor of Surgery - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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SHARPER THAN EVER
Vision and cognition are two of our most cherished abilities. Breakthroughs in neuroscience are helping us keep them late into life.
Andrew Huberman, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurobiology and of Ophthalmology
Losing our ability to move or communicate cuts us off from the world and damages our sense of self. New technologies are offering unprecedented hope.
Jaimie Henderson, MD
John and Jene Blume - Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor
and Professor of Neurosurgery
A WHOLE NEW WORLD
Medical science is delivering longer and healthier lives. How will this affect us individually and as a society?
Laura Carstensen, PhD
Director, Stanford Center on Longevity
Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Professor in Public Policy
and Professor of Psychology
Interested in the renowned Stanford scientists that hosted tables at Frontiers in Medicine 2017? Click each name to see more about who they are and the work they do.