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Organizer: Anabela Mota Pinto

Date: 10 - 21  February 2020

The course schedule can be found here

Background and Goals:

The overall aim of this course is to provide students with competences and skills in the aging process, at the end of the course they should know;

(1) the genetic and environmental factors, social, mental and stochastic molecular alterations and connective tissue repair in aging;

(2) the immunoinflammatory system as a model of aging and interface among environment and innate and adquire responses;

(3) the consequences of aging on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pharmacological intervention in the elderly;

(4) the epidemiological and psycho-social factors in nutrition, food intake and nutritional status, the drug-food interaction in the elderly;

(5) interventions to reduce the loss of physical, functional and psychological skills in aging;

(6) the use of mathematical and physical models to study the inflammatory pathology of aging, both at laboratory and clinic experiments;

(7) apply the previous knowlege in elderly chronic disease.


Epidemiology, Biology and Pathophysiology of Aging - Biomarkers of Aging

Chronic disease of the elderly, a multidisciplinary approach, allergic pathology and osteoporosis

Genetics of aging - the aging omics research

The immunoinflammatory system as a model of aging at the interface between the environment and the innate and acquired responses

Mathematical models in the study of aging pathology -modeling and computational implementation of individual processes: how to get results from a mathematical model

Epidemiological, psychosocial factors in nutrition, food intake and nutritional status, drug-food interactions in the elderly

Promoting physical activity and functionality - physical activity in health promotion and disease prevention

Pharmacology/neuropharmacology in the Elderly - In therapy, which is clinically relevant in the elderly?

Psychosocial changes on Aging -Removing barriers to active aging