November 9 - 10, 2018


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November 9 – 10, 2018


USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
Andrus Gerontology Auditorium

3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Tel: (213) 740-1757


USC Longevity Institute
Los Angeles, California


Valter Longo, PhD

Co-chairs: John Tower, PhD and Lucio Comai, PhD

Continuing Medical Education activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits available

Presentations at the conference by many of the leading scientists will cover both basic mechanisms and clinical applications related to fasting, fasting-mimicking diets and dietary restriction on longevity and diseases.

Attendees will earn
Continuing medical education (cme) credits

Target Audience

Physicians, Healthcare Professionals, and students seeking to understand and apply preclinical and clinical information related to fasting, fasting mimicking diets and dietary restriction, aging, and diseases.

Topic and Objectives

Present both recent and established discoveries, at the biochemical, cellular and organismal level, related to the effect of fasting and dietary restriction on longevity and diseases. Discuss the latest basic, translational, and clinical research aimed at applying novel dietary interventions and the understanding of the underlying mechanisms to delay aging and combating age-related diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Accreditation Statement

The Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose prior to the activity all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. All disclosed relevant financial relationships will have been resolved prior to the commencement of the activity.


Friday, November 9th

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Auditorium

7:45am – 8:15am Sign in and Continental Breakfast
8:15am – 8:30am Welcome and Introduction

Valter Longo, PhD
Director, USC Longevity Institute

Michael Quick, PhD
Provost and Senior Vice President for
Academic Affairs, University of California

Pinchas Cohen, MD
Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

Section I: Fasting, Dietary Restriction, Longevity and Disease:
Molecular, Cellular and Animal Studies

Chair: John Tower, PhD (Co-director, USC Longevity Institute)


General Registration: $350 (non-CME)
Physicians and Healthcare Professionals for CME credits: $350 plus $150 CME Fee ($500 total)

For conference scholarship for students, questions or additional information:
Phone: (213) 740-1757

USC Downey Way Parking Structure MAP
Daily Pass on Nov 9, $12 (for reservation, email:
Daily Pass on Nov 10, $25 (first come first serve)


The following hotels are closest to the event with special pricing.

Radisson Hotel

The Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC is owned and operated by the university. The hotel sits adjacent to campus and is a 15-minute walk from the USC School of Gerontology.

Reservation Methods:
Call reservations at (800) 967-9033 or reserve here

Millennium Biltmore Hotel
Rooms starting at $175 / night

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles is a Los Angeles historic-culture landmark and has been the choice of celebrities, presidents, and dignitaries, and the backdrop for many movies and TV shows.

Reservation Methods:
Call reservations at (213) 612-1575
Ask for the USC rate!
Complementary WiFi + breakfast