For those folks in the UK, it's worth noting that biogerontologist Aubrey de Grey will be giving a presentation entitled "Promotion of life extension research via the Methuselah Mouse Prize and other methods: recent progress" at the next ExtroBritannia event on November 28th.
Promotion of medical research aimed at extending the healthy human life span is some of the most important work in this arena at the moment. From a technical perspective, the path ahead is as about clear as it gets in medical science. It's clear that it is possible in principle to greatly extend healthy life span in humans, and it's clear where the basic research needs to start. The obstacles in the way of longer, healthier lives for all are the lack of funding, education and public support for serious anti-aging research.