Inaugural Virtual Aging Research Conference

December 7, 2020
Nearly 17% of the world’s population will be over or equal to the age of 65 by 2050. In response to this reality, funding agencies have increased efforts to promote aging science with goals of expanding our understanding of age-related conditions and improving our clinical care of older adults and their caretakers. Busy clinicians and researchers are not able to stay abreast of all the important work being done in this field.

The University of Chicago has a history of leading innovative, collaborative research across multiple disciplines and is uniquely positioned to advance knowledge and meaningful interventions in aging science. An assessment of university profiles meeting an “aging” search term revealed more than 350 profiles of individuals with research related to aging. This aging conference will unite these many experts with a common interest in aging, to build new collaborations and to learn about NIA-sponsored aging research centers. Most importantly, participants will have greater insight into the latest research in aging so they can improve their practices as clinicians and researchers.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for University of Chicago faculty, clinicians, trainees, and students interested in collaborative research in aging science.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new aging research collaboration opportunities to expand translational aging research;
  • Recall National Institute on Aging research center funding opportunities;
  • Describe how technology can be used to assess the functional health of older adults;
  • State novel clinical and biologic markers that can be used as indicators of function and aging in older adults;
  • Discuss how breakthroughs in neurological research are being applied to improve cognition and function in older adults;
  • List clinical, community, and policy resources available to support vulnerable older adults;
  • Identify existing aging research resources on campus that can assist future investigations.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
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Available credit: 
  • 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.75 Participation
Event starts: 
12/07/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/07/2020 - 5:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Inaugural Virtual Aging Research Conference Agenda
*Agenda Subject to Change

Online Webinar
Chicago, IL
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD via email at

The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD  Megan Huisingh-Scheetz, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine


Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
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