From the nature of wisdom and happiness,
to the evolutionary value of
grandparents and the future roles of
education and technology, noted experts
from across the country gathered on
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, for an all-day
symposium on what it means to grow
older and wiser, happily and healthfully.
This special symposium titled, “Wisdom,
Compassion, and Longevity” was
hosted by the UC San Diego Center for
Healthy Aging and the Stein Institute for
Research on Aging on the UC San Diego
main campus and drew more than four
hundred researchers, staff, and members
of the public.
This unique event provided an opportunity
for leaders in the field to come
together to discuss the various aspects
of wisdom as it relates to longevity
and aging and spanned a full day of
presentations from diverse fields.
• practical wisdom;
• happiness, virtue, and the meaning
• wisdom and frontotemporal
• wisdom and longevity;
• grandparent genes;
• evolution of human social and emotional
• societal implications of emerging
trends in education and technology.
Wisdom and Aging: An Overview - Dilip Jeste, MD Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging & Senior Care Distinguished Professor, Psychiatry and Neurosciences University of California San Diego
Practical Wisdom - Howard Nusbaum, PhD
Director, Center for Practical Wisdom
University of Chicago
Wisdom & Frontotemporal Dementia Bruce Miller, MD
Director, Memory and Aging Center,
Professor of Neurology
University of California San Francisco
Evolution and Longevity - Rachel Caspari, PhD
Professor and Chair of Anthropology
Central Michigan University
Grandparent Genes - Pascal Gagneux, PhD
Associate Professor, Pathology
Associate Director, CCARTA
University of California San Diego
Evolution of Human Social & Emotional Functions - Katerina Semendeferi, PhD & Emotional Functions Professor of Anthropology, University of California San Diego
Thank you to our sponsors and event partners!
For more information about this event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-534-6299.