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J-21: The Future of Aging and its Impact on Health Care: If We Live Healthier, Can We Live Longer?

Learning Objectives
1. Assess recent estimates of the upper limits to human longevity
2. Identify the most important risk factors for all the most common diseases associated with the biological process of aging
3. Describe how to prevent or delay disease and disability
4. Examine the term “Longevity Dividend”
5. Compare the pros and cons of altering the biological time clock
1 Credit CME

The search to extend lifespan is gaining interest, but can we truly reverse the biology of aging? This program will explore the health and public policy implications associated with individual and population aging, and look at the global implications of the re-emergence of infectious and parasite diseases. There are many therapeutic interventions that may come to light in the coming years, along with new models for health promotion that can help ensure a better quality of life for those in the senior population.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

1 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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