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Imaging and the Aging Brain

Imaging and the Aging Brain

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New York Univeristy Kimmel Center

Presented By

Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and the American Federation for Aging Research


Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the American Federation for Aging Research and its longstanding history of philanthropy in the area of aging research, this interdisciplinary conference will highlight new developments in neuroimaging and insights provided into neural mechanisms underlying normative and pathologic aging.

Advances in imaging are occurring at a brisk pace and have greater potential in acting as pre-symptomatic predictors of disease as well as in charting the course of a disease. Neuroimaging has greatly advanced the understanding of brain function and its relationship to the anatomical substrate. This conference will bring together internationally renowned imaging scientists, those studying the aging brain, industry experts, and clinicians to jointly examine the most current methodologies and their application to brain physiology, behavior, and age-related diseases.

Conference Organizers:

  • Mony J. de Leon, EdD (New York University)
  • Howard Federoff, MD, PhD (University of Rochester)
  • Joy Hirsch, PhD (Columbia University)
  • George M. Martin, MD (University of Washington, Seattle)
  • John Morrison, PhD (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
  • Al Snider, PhD (James N. Jarvie Commonweal Service)


Goals and Objectives

The goals of this symposium are to explore new technologies, data from recent neuroimaging initiatives and translational research applications. Topics to be covered include: (1) in vivo imaging of molecules, cells, and networks throughout the lifespan, (2) cutting edge imaging technologies and studies of the physiology of aging, (3) translational application of neuroimaging, and (4) emerging technologies in the private sector. The proceedings of this conference will be published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of: the Alzheimer's Association, Anonymous, Elan, GE Healthcare, Institute for The Study of Aging, International Brain Research Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, NIH, Ohio Valley Imaging Solutions, Pfizer, and Sanofi-aventis.

AFAR-NYAS-GE Healthcare Neuroimaging Prize for Junior Investigators

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the AFAR-NYAS-GE Neuroimaging Prize for Junior Investigators.

Four prizes of $1500 were awarded to:

  • Juebin Huang
  • Bonita L. Marks
  • Grace E. Stutzmann
  • Marc Weisskopf

Decisions were based on an evaluation of poster presentation, accomplishments highlighted in the CV and merit of publications. For more information please contact

The American Federation for Aging Research

The American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support biomedical research on aging. It is devoted to creating the knowledge that all of us need to live healthy, productive, and independent lives. Since 1981, AFAR has awarded nearly $87 million to more than 2,100 talented scientists as part of its broad-based series of grant programs. Its work has led to significant advances in our understanding of the aging process, age-related diseases, and healthy aging practices. AFAR communicates news of these innovations through its organizational web site.