12.30-1.30pm, Wed 18th October 2017
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
Professor Andrea Maier, Professor of General Medicine and Aged Care, University of Melbourne; Divisional Director, Medicine and Community Care, Royal Melbourne Hospital; and Professor of Ageing, VU University, The Netherlands
Science behind ageing trajectories is rapidly emerging, showing differences in the rate of ageing already at early ages. This indicates that organ system changes occur even before diseases become prevalent. Measurements quantifying the ageing process are not yet defined but highly warranted to disentangle the chronological age from the biological age, expressing the rate of ageing, in humans.
The EU funded projects PreventIT and PANINI both aim to 1) identify individuals at risk for future detrimental outcome and 2) tailored approaches to prevent negative outcomes. Latest evidence on how to measure biological age and its prediction for ageing trajectories will be presented for different age categories.