“From Chromosomes to Communities: Integrating Aging Research”

UAB Alumni House October 9-10, 2019

Plenary Speaker:

Richard J. Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging (NIA)
"From Bench to Bedside: Exploring the Research Continuum at NIA"

Download Dr. Hodes' Presentation (PDF)

Richard J. Hodes, M.D.

NIH Panel Discussion

Keynote Speakers

  • Darren Baker, Ph.D. — Mayo Clinic
  • Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D. — University of North Carolina
  • Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D. — National Institute on Aging
  • Costantino Iadecola, M.D. — Weill Cornell Medicine

Panel Invited Speakers -NIH/NIA Division Directors

  • John Haaga, Ph.D. — Behavioral and Social Research
  • Evan Hadley, M.D. — Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
  • Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Ph.D. — Neuroscience
  • Max Guo, Ph.D. — Aging Biology

UAB Invited Speakers

  • Cynthia J. Brown, M.D., M.S.P.H. — Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
  • Thomas W. Buford, Ph.D. —Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
  • Melissa L. Harris Ph.D. — Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jeremy H. Herskowitz, Ph.D. — Department of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Virginia Howard, Ph.D. — Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
  • Mona Fouad, M.D., M.P.H. – Division of Preventive Medicine
  • Carlos Orihuela, Ph.D. — Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine
  • Victor J. Thannickal, M.D. — Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care, School of Medicine

Trainee Participation

  • Poster Session and Selected Data Blitz talks

Abstract Submissions

Read the Abstract Submission Instructions below to ensure you properly format your abstract for consideration.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document, containing a concise synopsis of the problem, methods, results, and conclusions of your study. Please do not include tables, figures, or diagrams with your abstract. Use the following format:

  • Abstracts must be no more than 300 words excluding title, authors, and affiliations.
  • Use a standard 11-point font Arial, single spaced.
  • All margins should be 1 inch.
  • Put the title in bold font.
  • Add an extra line space between title and authors and authors and institutions.
  • Add an extra line space between institutions and body of text.
  • Title, authors, and institutions should be formatted.
  • Do not include any citations in the abstract.

Poster Format:

If your abstract is chosen for the poster competition, please make your poster no larger than 36 inches high by 48 inches wide. All supplies to hang posters will be provided at the conference during registration, along with additional specifics regarding poster set-up times.


Attendees can register with or without submitting an abstract. If you are submitting an abstract along with your registration, choose “yes” in the box “Abstract submission.”

Contact Us

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Pictures from the 2019 Symposium

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