June 6, 2018
The event starts at 9:00 am. Please arrive earlier to allow time for parking.
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Gaining wisdom is an unexpected evolutionary advantage to growing old and holds great promise to benefit society as a whole.
Please join us for this day-long event and learn more about wisdom, wellness, and compassion.
The symposium will feature keynote speakers and multidisciplinary panels with prominent national and international experts.
9:00-10: 30 am -- OPENING SESSION
Welcome -- David Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor, UC San Diego Health Sciences
Opening Remarks -- Sandra Brown, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, Distinguished Professor, Psychology & Psychiatry, UC San Diego
Wisdom and Aging: An Overview -- Dilip Jeste, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging & Senior Care, Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry and Neurosciences, UC San Diego
10:30 – 10:45 pm -- BREAK and BOOTH VISIT
10:45 – 12:00 pm -- Session 2: WISDOM AND WELL-BEING
Moderator -- Dan Blazer, MD, MPH, PhD, JP Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, Duke University
Practical Wisdom -- Howard Nusbaum, PhD, Director, Center for Practical Wisdom, University of Chicago
Happiness, Virtue, & Meaning of Life -- Candace Vogler, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago
12:00 – 12:45 pm -- LUNCH BREAK
Lunch Buffet; Visit Booths
12:45 – 2:45 pm -- Panel 1: Wisdom and the Evolution of Grandparenthood
Wisdom & Frontotemporal Dementia -- Bruce Miller, MD, Director, Memory and Aging Center, Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
Evolution, Wisdom, and Longevity -- Rachel Caspari, PhD, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Central Michigan University
Grandparent Genes -- Pascal Gagneux, PhD, Associate Professor, Pathology, Associate Director, CCARTA, UC San Diego
Evolution of Human Social & Emotional Functions -- Katerina Semendeferi, PhD, Professor of Anthropology, UC San Diego
2:45 – 3:00 pm -- Break and Booth Visit
3:00 – 4:30 pm -- Panel 2: Wisdom, Education, and Technology: Societal Implications
4:30 pm– 4:45 pm -- Closing Session
While this event is free, please consider making a charitable donation to the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging. Please click here to support us!
Parking is free at the Lot P782 located on Regents Road. There will be a large “Sun Diego” Shuttle Bus to take attendees to the event and then back to their cars. There will be handicap accessibility on the Shuttle Bus.
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Lunch: Beverages, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided for attendees of the symposium. Please note: breakfast will NOT be provided.
Check-in: When you arrive at the event, please make sure to check in with our staff. We will have a registration table near the entrance to MET Auditorium. To check in, you just need to present a PRINTED ticket or provide your name.
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