Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA)

Dates: December 12 – 14, 2012
Location: Brussels, Belgium

A new age of long term health and longevity

The Healthy Life Extension Society (Heales) in cooperation with the Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing (University of Leyden) is organizing the Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA) in Brussels on December 12th-14th 2012. The conference will take place in the Lippens auditorium of the Royal Library (http://www.kbr.be/).

Heales (Healthy Life Extension Society, http://heales.org/) is a European non-governmental association promoting and advocating scientific research into longevity and biogerontology. We are a group of biologists, biochemists, medical doctors and several other professions throughout Europe.

Having followed the evolution of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing we have reached the conclusion that the biology of ageing needs to be highlighted more clearly as an important solution to the problem of the increase in age-related degenerative diseases. Innovations based on biology of ageing can contribute to improve healthy life in a very significant way and we want to convey this message to the European Union through this conference. In the conference, we will let scientists explain how their research contributes or can contribute to the extension of the healthy lifespan of European citizens; we will put scientists, entrepreneurs, medical doctors and other key actors together to build the business of long term health, towards a living Europe rather than a dying Europe. We hope that politicians and people who work for the European Union will be interested and will further help research into the biology of ageing reach concrete implementations.