International Conference on the Longevity on Ikaria Island

Longevity is the topic of the international conference organized Friday and Saturday in Athens, at the Institute for Longevity and Prevention of Old-Age Diseases, run by Professor of Cardiology Christodoulos Stefanadis.

Both Greece and the Greek scientific community have demonstrated significant achievements in terms of longevity, as these have been shown in the “IKARIA” study, bearing the stamp of Stefanadis, which is found in one of the five regions of the world with the highest rates of longevity, the island of Ikaria.

The IKARIA study has provided important insights into the way of life, habits, food and the particular environmental conditions prevailing on the island, and the low rate of appearance of cardiovascular and other aging-related diseases. The results of the study have been recognized by the international press and reputable scientific journals.

Cardiovascular health is the first thematic unit to be presented in detail as it is interwoven with longevity. Issues such as “The hypertensive elderly”, “Cholesterol and longevity: how close is their relationship?”, “Obesity, cardiovascular illnesses and mortality,” “Smoking: an enemy of longevity” will be presented by distinguished Greek at the conference.

Cardiovascular health will remain the main agenda of the conference on the first day, with an emphasis on how to deal with age related conditions. “Interventional treatment of coronary artery disease in the elderly”, “Atrial fibrillation ablation: There is an age limit”, “Aging of the electrical system and cardiac pacing: The experience of the newer pacemakers”, are the lectures of the second round table of the international conference “Longevity: A realistic goal”.

“Longevity: Data from birth onwards” will monopolize the third round table with individual interesting topics such as “Extracorporeal Fertilization: Effects on Longevity”, “Fetal and Parental Longevity Factors”, “Anatomy of Old Age”.

The next roundtable will deal with issues such as “Particularities of Elderly Infections,” “Renal Failure”, “Dementia”, “Depression”.

The conference will finish on Saturday with philosophical lectures on longevity: “Excessive and old: ancient Greek philosophy” and “Excellence and longevity in the Homeric era”, as well as the speech of a long-lived and great Greek, Manolis Glezos, who will testify about his own experiences under the title “Having a Long Life in a Familiar Homeland”

The International Conference “Longevity: A Realistic Goal” is being held Friday and Satur day in Athens at the Hilton Hotel. Admission is free to the public. Those who cannot attend, can watch the event live and on demand at Livemedia https://www.livemedia.gr/longevity17