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Ageing Research at King's (ARK) and ESPM Announce Partnership and a Joint Event

SEPTEMBER - LONDON - The European Society of Preventive Medicine (ESPM) and Ageing Research at King's (ARK) announce a new partnership aimed at advancing research and education in the field of preventive medicine and healthy aging. To mark this exciting collaboration, ARK and ESPM will jointly host a symposium at the Science Gallery, Guy's Hospital Campus, on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The event is open to all, but registration is required through Eventbrite.

The Longevity Science Foundation (LSF) is delighted to be a partner of ESPM and a partner of ARK, creating a trilateral alliance that aims to further a shared mission of promoting healthy longevity and disease prevention. The inaugural ARK - ESPM partnership symposium will feature a line-up of world-renowned professionals and experts in the field of healthy aging:

  • Richard Siow (ARK Director)
  • Michael Sagner (Founding Director, ESPM)
  • Pekka Puska (President, European Society of Preventive Medicine)
  • Dag Aarsland (Head of Old Age Psychiatry, King's College London)
  • Payam Barnaghi (UK DRI Care Research & Technology Centre, Imperial College London)
  • Claire Steves (Clinical Director, Twins UK, King’s College London)
  • Raghib Ali OBE (CMO and Joint Chief Investigator, Our Future Health)

The LSF is a proud sponsor of the ARK - ESPM symposium, and our President & CEO Lisa E. Ireland will moderate a panel discussion at the upcoming event.

The ESPM is a global Fellowship dedicated to enhancing health and well-being by preventing diseases and predicting risks. With a strong emphasis on predictive diagnostics and disease prevention, ESPM aligns seamlessly with one of the LSF's key focuses: preventive diagnostics. ESPM operates at the intersection of research, clinical medicine, healthy aging, and public health, with a primary focus on preventing and predicting chronic and aging-related diseases, also known as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). ESPM and the LSF are collaborating to establish innovative educational initiatives and opportunities.

The ESPM - ARK partnership will create a dynamic intersection of basic research, clinical medicine, and community well-being. The primary focus is on preventing and predicting chronic and age-related diseases across the lifespan. The ARK - ESPM collaboration will encompass a series of public engagement events, academic-industry workshops, and educational activities tailored for postgraduate and clinical students, postdoctoral researchers, and healthcare professionals.

The LSF previously announced a partnership with King's College and ARK (Ageing Research at King's), with a specific focus on pioneering research and educational initiatives related to aging, psychedelics, and mental health treatments. This collaboration complements the LSF's ongoing funding call for projects exploring these critical intersections.

For further information about the ARK - ESPM partnership and updates on the partnership kick-off event, please visit the ESPM and ARK websites.