March 14-27, 2024

Riscrivere il tempo

Science and Myths of the Longevity Rush

The Milan Longevity Summit features a rich program of conferences, all open to the public.
This was made possible thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of the Companies, Foundations and benefactors who gave their unconditional support and to whom we wish to express our profound gratitude.
Organizing Committee: Maria Pia Abbracchio, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nir Barzilai, Alberto Beretta, Elia Biganzoli, Francesco Caroli, Fulvia Colombini, Federico Esposti, Christian Lunetta, Maria Grazia Mattei, Nicola Marino, Valerio Orlando, Daniela Perani, Pilar Sinusia, Antonio Spanevello, Andrée Shammah, Risa Starr.
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A project by Viviana Kasam

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Is it possible and ethical, to engage in a chase for eternal youth and extend life expectancy? The world’s cutting-edge scientific research says it is. This is a true revolution in the way we approach aging, and Milan is to spearhead it by hosting this unique two-week-long international scientific Summit. The event, which will take place in different venues across the city, will be open to the general public, scholars, policy makers, doctors and health workers, industry representatives and students. It will involve the participation of the city’s most important Institutions that will join in a dialogue on today’s “hottest” themes in research and investments: Healthy Aging and Longevity. 

Sixty among the most famous and established scientists, real stars in this field, will talk about the cutting-edge research to slow down the aging process. 

Demographic change requires a holistic approach based on new social paradigms about welfare policies, economy, work and cities’ organization, which will require the development of political and administrative awareness. Therefore, the Summit will feature roundtables with demographers, investors, startup entrepreneurs and mayors of some of the cities that are currently experimenting with new social organizational models based on demographic change. 

Indeed, we’re facing a revolution in the future of humanity and social organization, which involves every aspect of life. We’re heading towards a Longevity Rush, a new gold rush. Public and private investors, billionaires searching for the source of eternal life, private equities, startups, companies from every industry sector, from big pharma to supplement manufacturers, cosmetics, advertising, real estate, medical and paramedical fields, as well as the industry of leisure: they are all competing for the interest of the baby boomers, who have entered the fourth age en masse being blessed with longer life spans and rather solid economic possibilities, thanks to the economic boom they enjoyed and not having children and/or parents to support. This large segment of today’s population is primarily concerned with keeping in good health and securing a longer life.

Free entrance, reservation required.

The conferences will be held in English and/or Italian. Simultaneous translation will be provided for some of the conferences.

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The Program

SUMMIT PRESENTATION AND OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION

Co-curated Maria Grazia Mattei, Founder and President MEET Digital Culture Center Clément Thibault, Directeur des arts visuels et numérique Le Cube Garges

FOREVER YOUNG:
THE DORIAN GRAY SYNDROME

MARCH 14
18:30 - 21:00

MEET THEATER

VIA VITTORIO VENETO 2 MILANO

18:30

Opening Addresses:

Maria Grazia MATTEI, Founder and President MEET

Clément THIBAULT, Directeur des arts visuels et numérique Le Cube Garges

Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Lamberto BERTOLÉ, Councilor for Welfare and Health of the Municipality of Milan

19:00 21:00

Inauguration

MEET Digital Culture Center, in collaboration with Le Cube Garges, presents Forever Young: The Dorian Gray Syndrome, a digital art exhibition that will run from February 14 to June 2, 2024.

The exhibition will display works by the following artists, among others: Inès Alpha, Inès Sieulle, Al-bertine Meunier, Gabriel Léger, Ethel Lilienfeld, Chris Salter, and Mauro Martino. Through experiential installations, leading toward a deep immersion in the digital world, the artists explore new imagery representing the theme of longevity, from three perspectives in particular: 

1) The Dorian Gray ParadoxThe dream of eternal youth and the possibilities of beautification in the digital world-as an inverted Dorian Gray who ages in reality, but whose digital image remains young, and the related social and psychological implications.

2) The Digital Beyond – The frontiers of the beyond and the possibilities of eternal presence opened up by the digital, through the perpetuation of our images and voice, all the way up to the simulation of our thought generated by AIs trained to interpret us (the digital as a bridge between five generations compared and social media as digital immortality).

3) The Digital Human – The new dimensions of identity and bodies in digital space and time, and the theme of extended presence, between real and virtual.

Centenarians yesterday, today
and tomorrow

MARCH 15
18:00 - 19:30

UNIVERSITÀ BOCCONI

AULA FRANCESCHI

VIA SARFATTI 25 MILANO

The event will be in Italian

18:00 18:15

Opening Addresses 

Viviana KASAMPresident BrainCircle Italia

Vincenzo GALASSO, Director Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University

Nerio ALESSANDRI, Founder and President Technogym

Francesco CAROLI, Municipality of Milan, National Coordinator of the WHO Healthy Cities Network

18:15 19:30

Centenarians yesterday, today and tomorrow

Chair Camilla BARESANI, writer and journalist

Graziella CASELLI Beyond one hundred: insights from the Blue Zones of Sardinian centenarians

Camillo RICORDI Time Zero Stem Cells to Rewind Our Biological Clock

THE AGING REVOLUTION
Presentation of the Milan Longevity Summit

MARCH 21
11:45 -13:00

sala alessi comune di milano

piazza della scala MILANO

The event will be in Italian and English

11:45 12:00

Opening Addresses 

Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Giuseppe SALA, Mayor of Milan

 

12:00 12:30

Science and Myths of the Longevity Rush

12:30 13:00

Milan celebrates Le Grandi Vite

Awards ceremony

Lamberto BERTOLÉ, Councilor for Welfare e Health, Municipality of Milan

By invitation only

MARCH 21
18:00 - 20:30

MEET THEATER

VIA VITTORIO VENETO 2 MILANO

The event will be in English

18:00 20:30

Longevity & Innovation

How Technology Will Transform Our Lives

Jamie METZL, novelist, futurist and AI and biotechnology expert, author of Hacking Darwin.

Jamie Metzl is a leading global voice on the big-picture implications of genetics, AI, and biotechnology revolutions and the ethical imperative to deploy revolutionary technologies wisely. Metzl helped establish the WisdomTree BioRevolution Exchange Traded Fund where he serves as Special Strategist. He also sits on the advisory boards of Exponential Medicine, Genomic Prediction, Harvard Medical School Preventive Genomics, the Lake Nona Impact Forum, NextMed Health, the Dubai Future Forum, and Walmart’s new Intelligent Retail Lab – IRL. He is the author of the international bestseller Hacking Darwin, and appears regularly on national and international media. His work has been featured by 60 Minutes, the New York Times, and most major media outlets across the globe. Jamie Metzl’s new book, Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions Will Transform Our Lives, Work, and World, will be published in May 2024 by Timbre/Hachette. 

ALL THE TOOLS FOR AGING BETTER

MARCH 22
10:00 - 18:00

MEET THEATER

Via vittorio veneto 2 milano

The talks will be in English and Italian with simultaneous translation

10:00

Opening Addresses 

Maria Grazia MATTEI, Founder and President MEET

Federico ESPOSTI, COO IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

Giancarlo AGNELLI, Scientific Director, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS

Lamberto BERTOLÉ, Councilor for Welfare and Health of the Municipality of Milan

10:30 11:45

A.I. at the service of health

Keynote address: Jamie METZLWhat can AI do for healthier aging

Christian LUNETTA A multimodal intervention to promote healthier brain aging and longevity through A.I. 

Federica AGOSTA Transforming Brain Health: Advanced Technology and AI in Neurological Prevention

Giuseppe ANDREONI Wearable systems and digital technologies to support active aging

Michael SAGNER  Precision medicine: the road to the future

11:45 13:30

The golden rules for aging well

Keynote address: Andrea MAIER Every steps counts

Riccardo CACCIALANZANutritional approach to longevity – evidence and gaps

Luigi FERINI STRAMBI Sleep well to age well

Massimo FILIPPIEmpowering Brain Plasticity for Aging Prevention

Cristina Anna COLOMBO Socialization and mood

Lorenzo DAGNA Beware Inflammaging

14:30 15:30

Bringing healthier aging to all

Simone CENCI  – The biomedical challenge of aging

Tzipi STRAUSS  Sheba Medical Center: Longevity service in a public hospital

Daniela PERANIMusic and neural reserve

Antonio SPANEVELLO  –  Multisciplinary approach in chronic and frail patients

15:30 17:30

Roundtable

Healthy aging: the ecosystem of innovation

Chairs Carlo CALTAGIRONE, Scientific Director Fondazione Santa Lucia IRCCS, Roma and VIVIANA KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Keynote Francesco BILLARI, The challenges of the new demography

Emiliano ALBANESEFull Professor of Public Health, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Director of the WHO Collaborating Center (CC) for Mental Health Research and Training, University of Geneva

Rym AYADI, Founder and President Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association EMEA

Giovanni TRIA, President Enea Tech e Biomedical

Giovanni AZZONE, President Fondazione CARIPLO

Tzipi STRAUSS, Sheba Medical Center: Longevity service in a public hospital

Nerio ALESSANDRI, President Wellness Foundation

Final notes and regards Federico ESPOSTI, COO IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele

THE AGING REVOLUTION - DAY I

MARCH 23
10:00 - 17:00

TEATRO
FRANCO PARENTI

VIA PIER LOMBARDO 14, MILANO

The talks will be in English and Italian with simultaneous translation

10:00

Opening Addresses 

Viviana KASAM, President, BrainCircle Italia 

Risa STARR, Executive Director, AHLR and LBA 

Lamberto BERTOLÉ, Councilor for Welfare and Health of the Municipality of Milan

10:30 11:30

Roundtable

Debunking the Myths of the Longevity Rush

Chair Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Nir BARZILAI, Director, Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine  

Joan MANNICK, CEO Tornado Therapeutics

Andrea MAIER, Researcher, National University of Singapore (NUS)

11:30 12:30

Tête à tête

How to die young at a very old age

Kasia ZAJKOWSKA, Bioscientist and entrepreneur, MPhil, MSc

Introduces

Valerio ORLANDO Novel RNA targets and tools for anti-aging and tissue regeneration 

Juan Carlos IZPISUA-BELMONTE  Reversing Disease Through Cell Rejuvenation? 

and chairs a discussion with the public

14:00 15:30

Panel

Maximizing a healthy lifespan

Chair Nir BARZILAI, Director, Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Vera GORBUNOVA Mechanisms of longevity: lessons from long-lived mammals 

Luigi FERRUCCI Delaying aging in humans 

Antonella SANTUCCIONE CHADHA Why women live longer than men and age worse 

15:30 17:00

Panel

Changing the hallmarks of aging:

the cutting-edge research

Chair Kasia ZAJKOWSKA, Bioscientist and entrepreneur, MPhil, MSc

Fabrizio D’ADDA DI FAGAGNATelomeres: markers and tools in aging

Laura NIEDERNHOFERClearing senescent ‘zombie’ cells resets features of aging

Ana Maria CUERVO Activating cellular garbage disposal protects from aging and age-related diseases

18:00

Nonnetti (a children's show)

By and with Giorgio Boccassi and Donata Boggio Sola, directed by Valerio Bongiorno, sets and costumes by Mirella Salvischiani with the collaboration of Alessandro Aresu, multimedia images by Massimo Rigo, music selection by Giorgio Boccassi, lighting and sound engineer Diego Gottardo.
Special thanks to the Municipality of Silvano d’Orba (AL) and the Municipality of Tortona (AL). Einstein Cutlery Production. It won the best show award at the Vimercate Children’s Festival 2021. Winner of the Porto Sant’Elpidio – Città dei bambini Award – Festival “I teatri del mondo 2022”.

A show of few words, full of comedy and emotions, expressing the strenght of older people.

The Franco Parenti Theater will be featuring three shows to celebrate the Milan Longevity Summit with the cultural partnership of the Ravasi Garzanti Foundation. Reservations must be made directly on the Theater website.

21:00

La giovinezza è sopravvalutata (Youth is overestimated)

Written by Paolo Hendel and Marco Vicari, directed by Gioele Dix, sets by Francesca Guarnone, music by Savino Cesario.

Fears and weaknesses take center stage, but above all it’s an ironic look at the passing of time.

The Franco Parenti Theater will be featuring three shows to celebrate the Milan Longevity Summit with the cultural partnership of the Ravasi Garzanti Foundation. Reservations must be made directly on the Theater website.

BrainCircle Italia thank for the support

THE AGING REVOLUTION - DAY II

MARCH 24
15:00 - 18:00

TEATRO
FRANCO PARENTI

VIA PIER LOMBARDO 14, MILANO

The talks will be in English and Italian with simultaneous translation

15:00 16:00

Tête à tête​

Advancing Aging Research in the era of Big Data

Chair Kasia ZAJKOWSKA, Bioscientist and entrepreneur, MPhil, MSc

Naomi HABIBHacking the Brain: new technologies for healthy aging

Uri ALON A mathematical approach to aging

16:00 17:00

Roundtable

Inside the Gold Rush

Opening Address: Emmanuel CONTE, Councilor for Budget and Real Estate of the Municipality of Milan

Chair Morgane KENDREGAN, Master of Science, London School of Economics

Keynote Michael RINGEL The economy of Longevity 

Roundtable: Visionaires or guineapigs?

Ivan MARANDOLA – Chairman Reviv Italia, CEO Prince/MBA

Camilla BARESANI – writer and journalist

Sam VENIS – journalist

A discussion with the public will follow

17:00 18:00

Tête à tête

The Peter Pan effect: forever young?

Nicholas KHAZZAM, Fulbright recipient, Master of science Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC

Introduces

Nir BARZILAIAging later: is there a hope?

David SINCLAIRIs aging truly reversible?

A discussion with the public will follow

20:30

Reading: Age Pride

Based on the book Age Pride by Lidia Ravera, directed by Emanuela Giordano, with Alessandra Faiella and Giovanna Famulari, images by Luca Scarsella.

Let’s set ourselves free from age-related prejudices.

The Franco Parenti Theater will be featuring three shows to celebrate the Milan Longevity Summit with the cultural partnership of the Ravasi Garzanti Foundation. Reservations must be made directly on the Theater website

BrainCircle Italia thank for the support

AGING INTELLIGENCE IN EVERY DAY LIFE

MARCH 25
9:00 - 18:30

TEATRO
FRANCO PARENTI

VIA PIER LOMBARDO 14, MILANO

The talks will be in Italian and English with simultaneous translation

9:00

Opening Addresses 

Alberto BERETTA, President Solongevity

Pierfrancesco MARAN, Councilor for Housing and Neighborhood Plan

9:15 10:30

The Cities of Longevity

Chair Nicola PALMARINI, Director of Nica, UK’s Innovation Center fo Ageing

Keynote address – Stefano BOERI A new concept of cities’ evolution 

Roundtable The Cities of Longevity: International Experiences

Giorgio GORI, Mayors of Bergamo

Stefano BOERI, Architect

Josep BOHIGAS, Architect in Chief in Barcelona

Pierfrancesco MARAN, Councilor for Housing and Neighborhood Plan

François SARKOZY, Président FSNB Health & Care

10:30 12:00

Longevity:
Redesign Services and Opportunities

Chair Nicola PALMARINI, Director of Nica, UK’s Innovation Center fo Ageing

Keynote address – Tina WOODS Title to be defined  

Roundtable The actors in the longevity scene

Giulio Carlo DELL’AMICO, Partner, Global Strategy Group, Head of Italy KPMG

Enrico CAPPELLETTI, Health, Corporate & Performance Sales Director Technogym

Luigi CONTE, President ANASF

Guido CORNETTONE, AD SoLongevity

Emidio CROCE, General Manager Laboratoire Filorga Italia

Maurizio DE PALMA, Chief Executive Officer Cocooners

Alberto DOLCI, Global Strategic Health & Science programs manager Bolton Food

Enrico MANARESI, Communication Director – Technogym

Tzipi STRAUSS, Head of Sheba Longevity Center

12:00 12:20

Keynote address – Harris EYRE Brain Capital: A new approach for healthy longevity

12:20 13:15

Longevity Senior Work Ability

Chair Cetti GALANTE, AD INTOO

Roundtable New organisation models: case histories

Laura BRUNO, People & Culture Director Sanofi Italia

Maria Emanuela SALATI, Fondazione ATM Director

14:30 17:00

New frontiers in longevity medicine

Chair Mario (Mago) CLERICI, Immunology and Immunopathology, Università degli Studi, Milano

Steve HORVATH Epigenetic clocks and other methylation based biomarkers for studying human health

David FURMAN Immune aging and inflammation: from biomarkers to clinical trials

Silvano ZANUSO Exercise and Healthy Longevity 

Sofiya MILMAN Growth Hormone in Aging: Friend or Foe? 

Joan MANNICK Using rapamycin derivatives to treat aging-related diseases in humans 

Alberto BERETTABringing longevity science to clinical practice 

17:00 18:00

FemGevity, longevity in women’s lives

Chair Myriam DEFILIPPI, Journalist, deputy editor Donna Moderna/Stile Italia Edizioni

Roundtable Why women age differently

Francesca BAGLIO, Neurologist at the IRCCS S. Maria Nascente – Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi

Cristina CASSESE, Cultural Anthropologist, Filorga Opinion Leader

Hellas CENA, Prorector, MD and Professor of Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition University of Pavia. Clinical Nutrition Unit – ICS Maugeri IRCCS

Guendalina GRAFFIGNA, Professor of Consumer and Health Psychology
and Director of the EngageMinds HUB, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Cremona

Emanuela NOTARI, Longevity Strategist, partner Active Longevity Institute

18:30

Happy hour “FemGevity”

Solongevity thank for the support

THE LONGEVITY REVOLUTION:
ITALY AT THE HEART OF CHANGE

MARCH 26
10:00 - 17:45

MEET THEATER

VIA VITTORIO VENETO 2 MILANO

The talks will be in Italian and English with simultaneous translation

10:00

Opening Addresses 

Nicola MARINO, Director AEON Foundation

Francesco CAROLI, Municipality of Milan, National Coordinator of the WHO Healthy Cities Network

10:15 11:35

Roundtable

Towards a shared definition of longevity medicine in Italy

Keynote address – Valter LONGO Fasting mimicking diets, Longevity and Disease

Chair Ludovico BALDESSIN, CEO Edra Spa

Roberto BERNABEI – Professor at Catholic University of Sacred Hearth

Silvio GARATTINI – President of Mario Negri Institute

Chiara HERZOG – Researcher at the University of Innsbruck

Federico ESPOSTI – COO San Raffaele

Pierluigi PARACCHI, CEO Genenta Science

11:35 12:45

Roundtable

Resilient Demography and Longevity Revolution: The Political Challenge

Chair: Nicola MARINO, Director AEON Foundation

Elena BONETTI – Former Minister for Family and Equal Opportunities and MP

Elsa FORNERO – Former Minister of Labor and economist

Marco MARAZZA – Professor at Catholic University of Sacred Hearth

Lamberto BERTOLÉ, Councilor for Welfare and Health of the Municipality of Milan

12:45 13:35

Roundtable

Technology-driven longevity

Keynote address – Simone BIANCO, P.I. Altos Labs – Unraveling the mysteries of youth, aging and health with AI

TBD Marco QUARTA – CEO Rubedo Life Sciences

Andrea MAIER – Director Centre for Healthy Longevity at National University of Singapore (NUS)

Anna ERAT – Medical Director Longevity Center, Zurich, Switzerland

Giorgio CALORI, Former President and Ambassador ETROT

Vittorio SEBASTIANO, CEO Turn Biotechnologies

14:30 15:30

Roundtable

Reshaping business models through longevity

Keynote address – Marco VULPIANI, Life science leader Deloitte – Economic opportunities in the Age of Longevity

Chair: Emmanuel CONTE, Councilor for Budget and Real Estate of the Municipality of Milan

Stefano MASSARO, CEO CERBA Healthcare Italia

Li WU, CEO Virtusan

Erica ALESSANDRI,  Member of the Board of Technogym

Stefano MALAGOLI, Partner Silver Economy, Fund Quadrivio Group

Paolo BINETTI, Longevity Dealflow Contributor at VitaDAO

15:30 16:15

Roundtable

Supporting the new industrial transition

Chair: Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Francesco PRIORE, Amministratore Active Longevity Institute

Annarosa RACCA, President Federfarma

Massimo CAPUTI, President Federterme

Luca MAGNANI, Quality Director Esselunga

16:30 17:45

Roundtable

Longevity: The growing ecosystem of opportunities

Keynote address Maria SICLARI, CEO ISPRA – The One Health approach for sustainable economic growth

Marco MENICHELLI, Managing shareholder Sirtlife

Riccardo MANCA, CEO TomaLab

Andrea MARINO, Nova

Matteo CERBONESCHI, CEO Next Genomics

Sharon CITTONE, Founder and CEO Edible Planet Venture

Federico ESPOSTI – COO San Raffaele

Aeon Foundation thanks for the support
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LONGEVITY - SOCIAL IMPACT AND TERRITORIAL NETWORKS

MARCH 26
10:00 - 13:00

AUDITORIUM SOCIAL INNOVATION ACADEMY DI MIND

MILANO INNOVATION DISTRICT

In cooperation with Fondazione di Comunità Milano

The event will be in Italian

Organized by Fondazione Triulza, Anteas Lombardia, Auser Lombardia, with Fondazione di Comunità, Milano

10:00

Opening Addresses 

Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Massimo MINELLI, President, Fondazione Triulza

Chair Paola TESTORI COGGIAmbassador Future of Health, Federated Innovation @MIND

10:15 11:00

Healthy and active longevity accessible to all: players, tools, models

Francesco LONGO Platform welfare. New logic to innovate social services

Davide LUCANTONI The project “National multilevel co-managed coordination of aging policies”: impact and recommendations

11:00 11:30

Active aging, driver for generativity and social and territorial innovation

Roundtable

Special focus on: 1) Social and economic impact of territorial networks; 2) How aging needs change: Socialization, Lifestyle, Culture,Tourism and Digitalization

Lamberto BERTOLÉ, Councilor of Welfare and Health, Municipality of Milan

Fulvia COLOMBINI, President, Auser Lombardia

Gloria BERTOLOTTI, President, Anteas Lombardia

Elena LUCCHINI, Social Policy Councilor, Lombardy Region

Filippo PETROLATI, Director, Fondazione di Comunità Milano

11:50 12:30

New alliances between research and civil society to prevent and support fragility

Opening Address: Francesco CAROLI, Municipality of Milan, National Coordinator of the WHO Healthy Cities Network

Giuseppe BANFI and Felice ROMEO  MIND a territorial breeding ground for co-designing

Fabio DIANA Promoting and coordinating networks of solidarity in the field of health and care. The model of Pronto Serenità

Christian LUNETTA Research and civil society together to address fragility: the role of rehabilitation in the context of multidisciplinary approach

12:30

Concluding Remarks

Paola TESTORI COGGI, Ambassador Future of Health, Federated Innovation @MIND

THE CHALLENGES OF AN AGING POPULATION

MARCH 27
10:00 - 18:00

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO STATALE

AULA MAGNA

The event will be in Italian

10:00

Opening Addresses 

Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Emanuela FOLCO, CEO, Lorenzini Foundation 

10:30 13:00

Health and scientific humanism

Roundtable

The Questions: 

  • Longevity or healthy aging? 
  • Can we protect younger generations from early aging? 
  • What are the implications for a wellbeing-oriented workplace? 
  • How to compensate risk factors for early aging with wellbeing?

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Chair Elia BIGANZOLI, Progetto HEBE UNIMI 

Maria Pia ABBRACCHIOResearch Challenges for a Human-centered Future in a Multidisciplinary University 

Elio FRANZINI The Relationship between Aesthetic philosophy and Health 

Lucio ROVATI – Art Museums: Culture, Health and Longevity

Armando MASSARENTI  Are we happier after 65?

Eva CANTARELLAAnd in Ancient Greece? Sixty years without escape 

Testimonial Piero BASSETTI, Entrepreneur 

14:00 14:30

HEBE Poster Discussion and Award

Chair: Daniela LUCINI, Sport Medicine Professor, UNIMI

14:30 18:00

Healthy aging begins in the womb Epigenetics and brain in longlife health

Roundtable 

Chair Mario (Mago) CLERICI, Progetto HEBE UNIMI 

Sergio PECORELLI  Healthy Aging: a lifelong task

Claudio FRANCESCHITargeting inflammaging of aging 

Paolo FIORINA Diabetes and inflammaging 

Valentina BOLLATI – The Epigenetic Protection of Health. The HEBE project

Michela MATTEOLI Synaptogenesis and preservation of cognitive functions 

Aviv MEZER The human Brain: structural changes with age and their impact

Hannah MONYER – Aesthetic, neurosciences and healty aging 

16:30
17:00

HEBE Poster Discussion

20:30

Brain Wellness Concert

THE LONGEVITY SUMMIT MOVES TO LUGANO FOR A SPECIAL SESSION

MARCH 25
14:00 - 19:30

UNIVERSITÀ DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA

AULA MAGNA
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13, Lugano

The conferences will be in Italian with simultaneous translation for English speakers

We thank for the support

14:00 14:30

Opening Addresses 

Viviana KASAM, President BrainCircle Italia

Giovanni PEDRAZZINI, Dean, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, USI 

Authorities City of Lugano

Keynote address – Sami SAGOL, Founder Sagol Neuroscience and Longevity Network – Forever young

PART I - THE MYTH OF ETERNAL YOUTH​

14:30 15:15

Lectio magistralis – Nir BARZILAIAging later: is there a hope?

In conversation with Laurie CORNA, Center of Competence on Aging, SUPSI, Manno 

PART II - HEALTHY LIVING TO LIVE LONG

15:15 16:45

Individual challenges

Roundtable 

Chair (TBD), 

Shai EFRATI Rejuvenating with oxygen 

Stefano CAVALLI Feeling young? 

Maria Giulia BACALINI Inflammaging and aging 

Francesca RIGOTTI How has aging changed?

16:45 18:30

Institutional challenges

Roundtable 

Chair: (TBD)

Giovanni PEDRAZZINI – From training to care

Tzipi STRAUSSLongevity for all

Fabrizio MAZZONNA The challenges of the Silver economy

Emiliano ALBANESEThe Swiss plan for brain health

Nic PALMARINIThe Cities of Longevity Project

PART III - THE AGING REVOLUTION: BEYOND AGE

18:30 19:30

Lectio Magistralis – David SINCLAIRIs aging truly reversible?

In conversation with Andrea ALIMONTI, Institute of Oncology Research USI, Bellinzona