The 2nd International Conference on Healthy Aging and Longevity will be held in Brisbane, Australia, March 2005. "This event is about providing leading edge, evidence-based knowledge on the achievement of increased human longevity and healthy/disability free life expectancy. It will explore the full spectrum of proven interventions including pharmaceutical, nutritional, clinical, educative, complementary, preventive and restorative means and the scientific underpinnings supporting them." The 2004 conference was well attended and widely regarded as a success. The presentations this year include a number of interesting healthy life extension topics mixed in with the more prosaic items.