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The UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging invites you to the virtual symposium: Healthy Aging in the Era of Pandemics

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This day-long event showcasing our latest research on aging will be held online on Friday, October 22, 2021. Topics will include wisdom and social connections, healthy lifestyle and physical exercise, getting a good night’s sleep, technology for seniors, electronic psychotherapies, magnetic brain stimulation, and more.

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​8:30 - 9:00 am Welcome

Danielle Glorioso, LCSW, Executive Director, UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging

David Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences, UC San Diego

Sandra Brown, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Research, UC San Diego

Natasha Josefowitz, PhD, Poet, Author, Professor of Management

​9:00 - 10:00 am Wisdom, Social Connections, and the Pandemic

Chair: Alison Moore, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Care, UC San Diego

Speaker:

Dilip Jeste, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, UC San Diego

​10 am - 11 am ​Panel on Electronic Psychotherapies/Cognitive Remediation

Chair: Elizabeth Twamley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Speakers:

Tarek Rajji, MD, Executive Director, Toronto Dementia Research Alliance; Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

John Torous, MD, MBI, Director, Digital Psychiatry Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

​11 am - 12 pm ​Panel on Nutrition (Omega-3) and Physical Exercise

Chair: Brian Martis, MD, Professor of Psychiatry & Deputy Vice Chair, VA Healthcare, UC San Diego

Speakers:

Mark Rapaport, MD, CEO of Huntsman Mental Health Institute and Chair of Psychiatry, University of Utah Health

Jeanne Nichols, PhD, Professor Emeritus, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University & Program Director, UCSD DXA School

​12 pm - 1 pm Panel on Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Chair: Sonia Ancoli-Israel, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Speakers:

Ellen Lee, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego, Staff Psychiatrist, VA Healthcare

Atul Malhotra, MD, Professor and Research Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, UC San Diego

​1 pm - 1:30 pm ​Break

​1:30 - 2:30 pm Panel on Aging in Marginalized Communities

Chair: Lisa Eyler, PhD, Professor, Chair of the Psychiatry Department Chair's Advisory Committee on Diversity Issues, UC San Diego

Speakers:

Maria Marquine, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Disparities Research, UC San Diego Division of Geriatrics

Lauren Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Management and Policy, San Diego State University

​2:30 - 3:30 pm ​Panel on Technology for Seniors

Chair: Ramesh Rao, PhD, Director, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego Division of California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology

Speakers:

Tom Kamber, Founder & Executive Director, Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) and Senior Planet

Eric Granholm, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Center for Mental Health Technology at UC San Diego and VA Healthcare

​3:30 - 4:30 pm ​Panel on Magnetic Brain Stimulation

Chair: Jyoti Mishra, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Speakers:

Jeff Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Professor and Dr. Igor and JoAnn Grant Endowed Chair of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

Dhakshin Ramanathan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego

For more information about this event, please e-mail healthyaging@health.ucsd.edu or visit aging.ucsd.edu


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