A bridge to connect between basic aging and aged-related disease

People are living longer. The average life expectancy at birth in colonial Virginia was under 25 years. At the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy in the United States was still only 47.3 years. However, life expectancy has since increased dramatically, to 70.8 years in 1970 and 76.9 years in 2000. Today there are over 70,000 centenarians, and the U.S. Census Bureau expects this to increase to about 800,000 by 2050. Progress in lengthening lifespan is thought to have resulted from medical and public health efforts, rising standards of living, better education, improved nutrition, and more salubrious lifestyles.

The goals of the ISOAD are to:


1. Improve the quality of lives through stimulating research into the association between aging and aged-related disease.


2. Facilitate interactions among investigators in aging and disease.


3. Hold biennial international meeting of leading thinkers in aging and aged-related disease.


4. Disseminate recent discoveries of the interaction between aging and aged-related disease through its journal, Aging and



5. Lobby funding agencies about the importance of the study of aging and disease.


6. Accrue society members sufficient to achieve these goals.

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