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Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:00am – 9:00am

UConn Health
Low Learning Center

Medical Grand Rounds Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Department of Medicine

Speakers: George A. Kuchel. MD, FRCP, AGSF Director, Center of Aging Travelers Chair in Geriatrics and Gerontology Ming Xu, MD Assistant Professor UCONN Center of Aging and Dept, of Genetics and Genome Sciences

Title: “An Introduction to Geroscience and Clinical Trials to Extend Healthy Lifespan in Humans”

Date: April 11, 2019

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Location: Henry Low Learning Center UConn Health

Target Audience: The Department of Medicine faculty, housestaff and students, though many topics will be of interest to housestaff, students and other faculty members within the University of CT Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine..

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to): 1. Discuss the role of biological aging as a major risk factor for common chronic diseases. 2. Explain the role of specific biological hallmarks of aging as drivers of common chronic diseases. 3. Review the manner in which such geroscience-guided therapies are discovered and subsequently validated. 4. Appreciate the manner in which such new therapies will likely change the future practice of medicine.

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Kuchel have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this presentation.

Dr. Xu has a financial interest/arrangement with Mayo Clinic/Unity Biotechnology that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of his/her role as the speaker. The following safeguard(s) have been put in place to avoid the insertion of commercial bias into the content: The activity director determined that the financial relationship is outside the area of the content of the program.

Dr. Kuchel will not be discussing the off-labeled use of any


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