Alcor's 30th anniversary!
November 16 to 17, 2002
This conference is over – this web site provides archival information
Alcor: providing human cryopreservation services since 1972
|Conference Chairs:||Kat Cotter, D.C.|
Publicity about the conference:
The Fifth Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660. The Conference will begin with a reception the evening of Friday, November 15; and end Sunday, November 17, 2002. An intensive Tutorial on Fundamental Issues in Extreme Life Extension will be held on November 15.
John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County California is 15 minutes from the Conference hotel. The hotel runs a complementary shuttle every hour at the bottom of the hour.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 50 minutes.
We have arranged with Southwest Airlines for a 10% discount off most fares for air travel to and from the conference. Call Southwest Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at 1-800-433-5368 and reference I.D. Code J7022. Make reservations five or more days before you want to travel to take advantage of this discount. Airports covered are SNA, BUR and LAX. Travel dates must be between November 10th and 25th.
Conference URL: http://www.alcor.org/conferences/2002/
We live longer and healthier lives today than in centuries past because of remarkable advances in medical technology. We've already sequenced the human genome, cloned mammals, and replaced the human heart with an artificial pump. Soon we will understand the basic mechanisms of life. Not only is our understanding deepening, we are also gaining the ability to modify, control and repair the fundamental molecular and cellular structures from which we are made. Age and infirmity will become as rare as bubonic plague and smallpox. Youthful vigor and long lasting good health will be the norm. How rapidly these advances take place and the extent to which we as individuals benefit from them depends very much on what we do. The Fifth Alcor Conference on Extreme Life Extension is a meeting of scientists and individuals who are working toward the expansion of human health and longevity. This conference will cover topics relevant to these pursuits including:
- tissue engineering
- genetic engineering
- therapeutic cloning
- cryonics estate planning
- anti-aging medicine
- medical nanodevices
Human Therapeutic Cloning: Opportunities and Challenges
Nanotechnology: The Upside
|Gregory Benford, Professor of Physics, University of California, Irvine||Cryonics in the Long View|
|Kat Cotter, D.C., Vice President, Maximum Life Foundation||Extending Your Healthspan Now|
|K. Eric Drexler, Chairman, Foresight Institute||Nanotechnology: The Upside|
|Aubrey de Grey, Department of Genetics University of Cambridge||Engineering negligible senescence: rational design of feasible, comprehensive rejuvenation biotechnology|
|Gregory Fahy, Chief Scientific Officer of 21st Century Medicine||Organ Cryopreservation Research at 21st Century Medicine|
|Robert A. Freitas, Jr., author, Nanomedicine; Research Scientist, Zyvex||Nanomedicine: Impact on Global Mortality|
|Steven B. Harris, MD, Director of Research, Critical Care Research||Improvements in Rapid Cooling to Save the Brain|
|Rudi Hoffman, Certified Financial Planner||The Affordable Immortal: How YOU can fund the new science of Biostasis|
|David A. Kekich, founder, Maximum Life Foundation||New Venture Capital Solution For Life Extension Projects|
|Kathy Kriese||Panel: Women in Cryonics|
|Ray Kurzweil, recipient of the 1999 National Medal of Technology, Kurzweil Technologies||The Singularity Is Near and A Bridge to a Bridge to a Bridge|
|Jerry Lemler, President and CEO, Alcor||Alcor at 30: Where Do We Go From Here?|
|Ralph C. Merkle, Alcor Director; Vice President, Technology Assessment, Foresight Institute||Conference Introduction|
|Max More, President, Extropy Institute||Mind the Gap: Strategic Scenario Analysis for Your Second Life|
|Natasha Vita-More, media artist, lecturer and writer||Panel: Women in Cryonics|
|Christine Peterson, President, Foresight Institute||Judging Life Extension Technologies|
|Michael Rose, Professor, Evolutionary Biology of Aging, Evolutionary Genetics; University of California at Irvine||Prospects for Biological Immortality|
|Stephen Spindler, Professor of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside||Chipping Away at the Mysteries of Aging: what you don't eat can't hurt you.|
|Michael D. West, President & CEO of Advanced Cell Technology||Human Therapeutic Cloning: Opportunities and Challenges|
|Brian Wowk, Research Scientist, 21st Century Medicine||Issues and Technologies for Long-Term Tissue Storage|
A Free Introduction to Life Extension Sponsored by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation
Thursday November 14th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Ralph Merkle, Vice President of Technology Assessment, Foresight Institute and Jerry Lemler, President and CEO of Alcor, will introduce you to cryonics. Mary Naples, CLU, ChFC, will discuss life insurance for cryonics. This will be followed by a panel with audience Q&A, and the evening will end with informal discussion and socializing. Call 800-482-6791 to RSVP.
Give them a copy of the novel The First Immortal.
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