This past week was Longevity Week in London, a yearly collection of events hosted by Jim Mellon's associates and allies that, this year, was held online given the present restrictions on gathering that continue to enacted in response to COVID-19. As is the case for near all infectious disease, this pandemic falls most heavily on the old and the frail. Perhaps understandably COVID-19 was a primary theme in the Longevity Forum discussions, now posted online.
The Longevity Forum itself is less focused on the science of aging and more focused on society, policy, and funding the scientific and medical development that will be needed to bring rejuvenation therapies into widespread use. There were still scientific discussions taking place in the broader context of Longevity Week, and I participated in one of the panels hosted by the Master Investor organization. We touched on the overlap between the science of aging and investment in clinical translation of that science in order to effectively treat aging as a medical condition. Both of Master Investor panel discussions are now published online, and you might take a look at those and other events from the recent Longevity Week.
We are on the cusp of a revolution in our understanding of the causes and consequences of aging. As aging research gathers pace, this panel discussion brings together some of the leading experts in the field of gerontology to discuss the cutting edge scientific work being done to advance the fight against aging.
The progress being made in extending life- and health-spans represents both a challenge and an opportunity. How can we ensure our investments see us comfortably through an extended life and how can we capitalise on the huge financial possibilities that successful treatments for aging would present? This panel brings together three of the leading investors in the field of Longevity to discuss the opportunities and potential pitfalls.