Fifth Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension to profile cryonic breakthroughs

September 25, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI

Cryonic breakthroughs in preventing tissue damage from freezing, human therapeutic cloning to replace damaged or missing tissue, and radical new techniques for life extension will be among the topics addressed at the Fifth Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension in Newport Beach, CA, November 15-17.Michael D. West, President & CEO of Advanced Cell Technology; Ray Kurzweil, CEO, Kurzweil Technologies; and Gregory Benford, science fiction writer and Professor of Physics at the University of California, Irvine will keynote the conference.

Speakers will profile breakthroughs in brain cryopreservation research (Greg Fahy, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of 21st Century Medicine); research on slowing down aging (Aubrey de Grey, research associate, University of Cambridge); radical nanorobotics to arrest and reverse effects of aging (Robert A. Freitas, Jr., J.D., Research Scientist at Zyvex Corp.); post-resuscitation cooling to prevent brain damage (Steven Harris, M.D.); biological immortality (Michael Rose); gene-chip profiling to test effects of caloric restriction in slowing aging (Stephen Spindler, Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, Riverside); new systems for long-term tissue storage (Brian Wowk, staff scientist, 21st Century Medicine); nanotechnology for repair of cryopreserved tissue (Ralph Merkle, Vice President, Technology Assessment, Foresight Institute), and practical techniques for living longer (Kat Cotter, D.C., director of “The Longevity Bootcamp”).

Registration is $475 before Sept. 30 (a $100 savings). Call 800-482-6791 for more information.