Annual PASEF Lecture for 2007

Professor Jason Karlawish

SUCCESSFUL AGING -- WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE IT?

3 P.M. Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wu-Chen Auditorium, Levine Building

Professor Karlawish is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics in the School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow of the Center for Bioethics of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Associate Director of the Penn Memory Center.

This year's Annual Lecture will be held in conjunction with and just before the University's 25-Year-Club Annual Dinner on October 11, 2007, which will take place at 5:00 PM in Houston Hall, one block from the Levine Building.

LOCATION

Click here for a photo of Levine Hall. Wu-Chen Auditorium is straight ahead through the doors, on the right.

Click here for a map showing the location of Levine Hall. Enter Levine Hall at Arrow 2.

ABSTRACT

Dr. Karlawish is a geriatrician with a clinical focus on cognitive aging. He will discuss the concept of successful aging. He will review what is known and what is not known about how best to achieve successful aging and what kind of research and policy is needed for America to achieve it. His talk will include a review of the history of successful aging and then remarks on the common problems experienced among the elderly, conditions known as the geriatric syndromes. In that part of the talk, he will examine what we know prevents and treats these syndromes.


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