Mechanisms of Aging
September 24 - 28, 2024
Abstract Deadline: July 9, 2024


Shin-ichiro Imai,  Washington University School of Medicine
William Mair, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Meng Wang,  HHMI/Janelia Research Campus

You are invited to participate in the twelfth meeting on Mechanisms of Aging, to be held at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, beginning after dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, and concluding with lunch on Saturday, September 28, 2024.

 The meeting will explore the regulation and function of genes and processes that are now known or suspected to control cellular and/or organismic aging.

  • Stress Response
  • Metabolism
  • Autophagy
  • Inflammaging
  • Quantitative Biomarkers of Aging
  • Reproductive Aging
  • Cell Non-Autonomous Regulation of Aging
  • Stem Cells/Reprogramming

Keynote Speaker:
Linda Partridge
, University College London, UK

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Maxim Artyomov
, Washington University in St. Louis
Johan Auwerx, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Constanza Cortes, University of Southern California
Ana Maria Cuervo, Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Andrew Dillin, University of California, Berkeley
Francesca Duncan, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Malene Hansen, Buck Institute of Research on Aging
Morgan Levine, Altos Labs
Guanghui Liu, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Coleen Murphy, Princeton University
Laura Niedernhofer, University of Minnesota
Noga Ron-Harel, Technion, Israel
David Sinclair, Harvard Medical School
Nicholas Stroustrup, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain
Joseph Takahashi, UT Southwestern Medical Center / HHMI

The format of the meeting will include eight oral sessions and two poster sessions. Each oral session will include invited speakers and speakers selected from submitted abstracts. For this reason, abstracts from accomplished junior and senior investigators are warmly invited. The organizers will select abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website (below) as soon as decisions have been made. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs.

Unpublished material must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentations will be made by the organizers. The status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our website as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

Financial Aid: Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk if you require financial support; preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.

Social Media: The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlaging. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health


In-Person Fees
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath Package: $1775 (Subject to availability.)
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath Package: $1665
Academic Shared Room Package: $1515
Academic/Media No-Housing Package: $1130
Student Package*: $1410
Student No-Housing Package: $1025
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath Package: $2270
Corporate No-Housing Package: $1625

*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please enquire about availability and fees to upgrade to private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus

Room package reservations close 2 weeks before the meeting start date

Rules for Virtual Participation: Virtual participation will include access to the oral sessions via Zoom, access to the digital poster sessions access to the Slack discussion channel, and the Leading Strand video archive.

Presenters: Individuals submitting abstracts and facing financial barriers should first request financial aid (see above). Permission to present your talk or poster virtually will be given only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis. If you think you are eligible for an exemption from the requirement to present in person, please provide a justification in writing via email to Val Pakaluk.

Non-presenting participants: We plan to broaden access to the conference by allowing certain categories of non-presenting participants to attend virtually at reduced fees. Categories include: 
1. Individuals from low & middle-income countries; 
2. Individuals from non-LMIC countries in Asia, Australasia, Africa or South America; 
3. Individuals from US & Canadian minority-serving institutions; 
4. Individuals with a demonstrable financial barrier; 
5. Individuals with family obligations or other special circumstances. 
For categories 4 & 5 above, please provide a justification via email to Val Pakaluk

Virtual Fees:
Academic Virtual Package: $340
Grad Student Virtual Package: $210

Corporate Virtual Package: $505

Late Fee (Registrations submitted after 5:00 p.m. ET on September 19, 2024)

Late Academic Virtual Package: $440
Late Student Virtual Package: $310
Late Corporate Virtual Package: $605