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2018/10/12
How to die young at a very old age: Public lecture of Dr Nir Barzilai on longevity and wellness

Montreal, October 11, 2018 – As part of the 4th Goldie Raymer commemorative lecture at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), Dr. Nir Barzilai, endocrinologist and expert in Biology of aging, will explain how we can improve our chance to extend our years of healthy, disease-free living. The public is invited to attend this free annual conference, organized by the Geriatric Department of the JGH, a facility member of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal. 

Monday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Block Amphitheatre – Room B 106, Jewish General Hospital
3755 De la Côte-Sainte-Catherine Rd, Montréal
Lecture in English – French questions are welcome
 

Registration is free and required. Please call 514 340-8222, ext. 24352 

For media inquiries with Dr Nir Barzilai, please contact: epaciullo@jgh.mcgill.ca

About Dr. Nir Barzilai

Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Chair of Aging ResearchDirector, Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of MedicineDirector, National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Nathan Shock Centers of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging 

Dr. Nir Barzilai’s interests focus on several basic mechanisms in the biology of aging, including the biological effects of nutrients on extending life and the genetic determinants of life span. He discovered the first longevity gene in humans, and is further characterizing the phenotype and genotype of humans with exceptional longevity through a program project supported by the NIH. He also is leading a program project to investigate the metabolic decline that accompanies aging and its impact on longevity.