Hans Wu - Nutrition+ and Brain Health
Abstract: The health of your brain in old age can be affected by what you do now, like the rest of your body. Aspects such as nutrition and supplementation will be covered with a large focus on using the evidence to determine effective methods to preserve who we are.
Bio: Hans is an upper-year medical student with a large interest in nutrition and health. He has been involved with various online life extension forums for many years, and has a voracious interest in supporting lifestyle choices with solid evidence.
Dano Morrison - Use it or Lose it: Cognitive exercise for extending longevity
Abstract: Preclinical research suggests that those with more mentally active lives have decreased risk of dementia, but the associations between mental activity, cognitive performance, dementia, & longevity are not yet fully understood. In this talk, I will evaluate research into dementia and mental activity, focusing on effectiveness of 'cognitive exercise’ such as brain training software and meditation, and whether any effects transfer to general cognitive function, longevity, and quality of life.
Bio: Dano holds a BSc. from the University of British Columbia and performs research at the Brain Research Centre into how seizures disrupt neuroplasticity in the developing brain. Dano was an executive of the UBC Life Extension Club and has published in several student journals. His interest in neuroplasticity and how it might be manipulated to prevent disease and enhance quality of life unites all of his work.
Keegan Macintosh - Go West: Cryonics in British Columbia
Abstract: Cryonics is the practice of preserving critically ill persons at subzero temperatures in the hopes that future advancements in health care technology will permit their resuscitation and return to health. In my talk, I will give a brief introduction to cryonics in theory and practice, an overview of its regulatory status in B.C., and steps Lifespan Society is taking to advance cryonics in the province.
Bio: Keegan received his J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2012, and is the Executive Director of Lifespan Society. Keegan has been involved in life extension community-building in Vancouver since his time in law school, and is a board member of the Institute for Evidence Based Cryonics and the Cryonics Society of Canada, as well as an advisory board member of Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
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