Steve Horvath and Dr. Ana María Cuervo confirm their participation in a LWF Alicante with world class speakers

The third edition of Longevity World Forum Alicante – a benchmark event in human longevity research – has begun to announce the first names confirmed for its third edition. This prestigious forum has established itself as an essential meeting point for the scientific community, academia and industry, allowing specialists and experts from different fields to share their advances and develop new strategies and therapies to increase life expectancy, while also improving quality of life.

In recent decades, life expectancy has increased dramatically thanks to advances in scientific research. This increase has raised new questions about the limits of human longevity and has underlined the importance of not only living longer, but doing so with a better quality of life. Several recent studies have identified key genetic and environmental factors that influence longevity, enabling the development of strategies to slow or delay ageing.

The third edition of the Longevity World Forum Alicante, to be held at the Palacio de Congresos del Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Alicante, will focus on preventive medicine, epigenetics and lifestyle, areas that have proven to be crucial in longevity research. The event will be held in a hybrid format combining virtual and face-to-face sessions, facilitating the participation of speakers and attendees from all over the world. This edition will not only offer the advantages of a traditional congress, but will also allow for unprecedented global participation.

Some of the first scientists and experts confirmed for this edition include:

Steve Horvath, expert in Human genetics and Biostatistics at the University of California Los Angeles, recognised for his epigenetic clock for estimating biological age from DNA methylation (known as the Horvath clock), as well as for the development of biological network analysis methods widely used in genomic applications.

Dr. Ana María Cuervo, Professor of Molecular Developmental Biology and Medicine and co-director of the Centre for Aging Studies at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, her research focuses on the role of the degradation of altered proteins and the recycling of components in cells (autophagy), as well as the relationship of these processes with ageing and associated diseases (from neurodegeneration to cancer).

On the first day of the forum, which falls under the umbrella of ‘The science of longevity‘, Dr. Ana María Cuervo will give a talk on ‘Recent research into the mechanisms of ageing and identification of possible strategies to improve longevity’, contributing her experience and knowledge of autophagy and ageing. Steve Horvath, for his part, will give a talk on “Biomarkers in longevity” on the second day of the forum -‘Technology and Trends’

In addition to the conferences and round tables, ‘Longevity World Forum Alicante’ will include a series of parallel initiatives aimed at scientific dissemination and raising public awareness of the importance of longevity research. These activities will seek to engage a wider public, fostering greater understanding and support for advances in this critical area.

On October 16, 17 and 18, Alicante will become the epicentre of the scientific community, the innovative ecosystem and the industry linked to the sector. The Mediterranean city combines different differential factors to position itself as a hub of European reference around the longevity industry.

Thus, during the forum there will be round tables, networking with the most prominent speakers and the visiting public, presentations of new technologies in biomedicine and biopharmacology applied to precision medicine and an exhibition space and showrrom of products and services for brands and attendees.

Longevity World Forum Alicante continues to demonstrate its commitment to promoting longer and healthier lives by bringing together the brightest minds and industry leaders to address one of humanity’s greatest challenges.