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2013 CR Society Conference


The next CR Society conference will be held at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato California June 5 - 8, 2013 (click here for photos taken during a 2012 visit to the Buck Institute - select "View all Images" on the lower-right).


This conference will mark the 10-year anniversary of the founding of the CR Society as a non profit organization at CR II which was held in Madison Wisconsin June 5 - 8 2003.


The topics will include CR and Cancer, CR Primate Studies, Biological Clocks and Physical Activity, Stem cell/senescence/rejuvenation.


This will be a very special opportunity to interact with CR comrades, and researchers at the Buck Institute, see and tour the Buck Institute - not to be missed!



Two tours will be offered.

  • The Buck Institute's docent-led Institute tour

    "Tour participants will:

    Explore the biological mysteries of aging;

    Experience the architecture of I.M. Pei; and

    Discover what scientists are learning about Alzheimer's, cancer, stroke and other age-related diseases"


  • A special tour of the Kapahi Lab (possibly more) led by Dr. Pankaj Kapahi, leading researcher and conference speaker.

    "Dr. Kapahi looks for clues to longevity. His work confirms the finding that diet plays a major role in aging, and age-related diseases.

    The Kapahi lab explores molecular mechanisms in a search for strategies to extend healthy lifespan in people."


The Kapahi Lab tour will be offered at two times, but each will be limited to the first 20 to sign up during the conference registration process..........



Scientists Speakers (a work in progress)

Pankaj Kapahi (Buck Institute)

Simon Melov (Buck Institute)

Remi-Martin Laberge (Buck Institute)

Deepak Lamba (Buck Institute)

Heinrich Jasper (Buck Institute)

Joseph Dhahbi (University of California, Riverside)

Danica Chen (University of California, Berkeley)

Rozalyn Anderson (University of Wisconsin)

Thomas Seyfried (Boston College)

Gary Taubes

Satchin Panda (Salk Institute)

Rafael de Cabo (NIH/NIA)




Click here for an up-to-date schedule of speakers and events.




The Conference hotel is The Best Western PLUS, Novato Oaks Inn. Please call 415-883-4400 and ask for the "CR Society" group block at $129/night (plus tax). Refrigerator in every room. (Click here for more info.)



Need a ride or a place to sleep?

San Francisco has ride share (www.zimride.com) and couch surfing resources (www.couchsurfing.org). Or post a message on our forums to coordinate carpooling or to share accommodations.



Included in your registration fee:

  • There will be a welcome reception Wednesday 5pm-7pm at the Best Western Plus Novato Oaks Inn with organic fruit and vegtable trays from Whole Foods
  • There will be a farewell gathering at the Buck Institute as the conference ends early Saturday afternoon also with organic fruit and vegtable trays from Whole Foods
  • While the Conference will end Saturday early afternoon, we will be offering an optional visit/tour to Swallow Valley Farm

Swallow Valley Farm

This farm is the latest project of Nick Colby, professor emeritus of anthropology UC Irvine and former CR Society Board member. Nick spoke of Swallow Valley Farm at CRVII in October 2011 (

). Meet Nick and tour the farm Saturday afternoon and early evening (plan return travel for late Saturday or early Sunday if interested).




There will be banquet style lunches on Thursday and Friday at the Buck Institute. The lunches are are $45 for one or $75 for both. Click here for details and local meal options.



How to Register

The early bird registration fee will be $280 for paid CR Society members and $325 for non members.

After April 20, the fee will increase to $295 for members and $340 for non-members.

An accompanying spouse can register for $100 less than the member rate.


Click here to register online.

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