From the mailbag:
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 13th Congress of the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology (I.A.B.G) which will be held in Quebec City, Canada from May 18 to 20, 2009. The theme of the congress “Aging, cancer, and age-related diseases; common mechanisms?” recognizes the rapidly expanding research linking aging, age-related diseases and the delicate balance between neurodegeneration and cancer.
As you will see from the program information the meeting will cover a wide perspective on aging ranging from metabolic and cellular interventions in aging, oxidative stress resistance, protein folding and quality control and the troublesome relationship between prevention of chaperonopathies and the risk for cancer. There will also be extra sessions on the necessity of aging research and the prospect of healthy aging in our aging societies. In addition there will be scientific sessions of short talks and posters selected from the submitted abstracts.
You will also note that a free student registration will be offered to each regular registrant in order to attract the next generation of scientists who will be responsible for taking care of our aging population.
Abstract and early-reg deadline is April 1; there’s no final registration deadline.
Conference website is here. By the way, Quebec City looks absolutely stunning — if for no other reason, you should check out the promotional materials for the conference.
Update: Abstract submission deadline has been extended to April 15th, which suggests the conference is a bit undersubscribed.