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Wisdom, Compassion, And Longevity Symposium Of The UC San Diego Center For Healthy Aging

Gaining wisdom is an unexpected evolutionary advantage to growing old and holds great promise to benefit society as a whole.

Please join us in the Medicine Education Telemedicine (MET) Building for this day-long event and learn more about wisdom, wellness, and compassion.

The symposium will feature keynote speakers and multidisciplinary panels with prominent national and international experts.


9:00-10:30 a.m. - Opening session

Welcome - David Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences; Dean, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Opening Remarks - Sandra Brown, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research, Distinguished Professor, Psychology & Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Wisdom and Aging: An Overview - Dilip Jeste, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging & Senior Care, Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry and Neurosciences, UC San Diego

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. - Break and booth visit

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. - Session 2: Wisdom and well-being

Moderator - Dan Blazer, MD, MPH, Ph.D., JP Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Duke University

Practical Wisdom - Candace Vogler, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. - Lunch break
Lunch Buffet; Visit Booths

12:45 – 2:45 p.m. - Panel 1: Wisdom and the Evolution of Grand-parenthood

Wisdom & Frontotemporal Dementia - Bruce Miller, MD, Director, Memory and Aging Center, Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

Evolution, Wisdom, and Longevity - Rachel Caspari, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Central Michigan University

Grandparent Genes - Pascal Gagneux, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Pathology, Associate Director, CCARTA, UC San Diego

Evolution of Human Social & Emotional Functions - Katerina Semendeferi, Ph.D., Professor of Anthropology,- UC San Diego

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. - Break and booth visit

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. - Panel 2: Wisdom, Education, and Technology: Societal Implications

4:30 pm– 4:45 p.m. - Closing Session

While this event is free, please consider making a charitable donation to the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging.

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