International Conference on Personalized Aging
26-28 May 2011
Modern notions define development/aging as the result of a continuous interaction between biological, behavioral and socio-cultural influences. This notion helps to understand the tremendous inter- and intraindividual variability of aging. This definition requires a systemic or interdisciplinary perspective as the biological, the behavioral, and the sociocultural level of functioning continuously interact to form aging outcomes. Given the heterogeneity of lifespan development it may be useful to investigate the potential and limits of a personalized approach to aging. As a first step to explore this approach we organized this symposium. We are grateful that the VW Stiftung shares our view regarding the importance of the topic. Their generous support enabled us to bring together the leading scientists in their respective fields.
The program reflects the high quality of this symposium and we are looking forward to controversial ideas, inspiring presentations and lively discussions.
The organizing committee welcomes you to Jacobs University Bremen and to the 2011 JCLL Symposium on Personalized Aging.
Prof. Klaus Schömann (Sociology)
Prof. Ursula M. Staudinger (Psychology)