Leading researchers in the field will present a series of public lectures for a lay audience
focused on fasting and fasting-mimicking diets, aging and diseases

November 9, 2018


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November 9, 2018 (4:30pm)

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to allow for seating


Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC
Los Angeles, California

Grand Ballroom

3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90007


USC Longevity Institute
Los Angeles, California


Valter Longo, PhD

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

The International Fasting Summit is a free-of-charge educational event for the general public that is being held in conjunction with the First International Conference on Fasting, Dietary Restriction, Longevity and Disease.


Friday, November 9th

Friday, November 9th, Radisson Hotel (next to USC)
4:00pm – 9:30pm Public Event, Radisson Hotel Conference Room

4:00pmRegistration and check-in
4:30pm – 5:00pmIntroductions by Valter Longo, Director, USC Longevity Institute and Hassy Cohen, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
5:00pm – 5:20pmKeynote
Intermittent fasting for beginners: the science behind the headlines
Michael Mosley, MD, BBC Television
Scientific Sessions
Chair: Alessio Nencioni, MD
5:25pm – 5:45pm“Extreme dieting” is the new black
Amanda Salis, University of Sydney
5:50pm – 6:10pmA Time to Fast
Rafael de Cabo, National Institute on Aging
6:15pm – 6:35pmThe Circadian Code for the fountain of health
Satchidananda Panda, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
6:40pm – 7:00pmCoffee break
Chair: Eric Ravussin, PhD
7:00pm – 7:20pmFasting: Is it effective for weight loss?
Krista Varady, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
7:25pm – 7:45pmFasting and plant-based diet: the evolutionary code for a long and healthy life?
Andreas Michalsen, Charite University Hospital, Berlin, Germany
7:50pm – 8:10pmIntermittent fasting – Is it doable and does it do you good?
Michelle Harvie, The University of Manchester, UK
Chair: Ricki Colman, PhD
8:15pm – 8:35pmDietary protein intake: too much of a good thing?
James Mitchell, Harvard University
8:40pm – 9:00pmFasting, awakening the rejuvenation from within
Valter Longo, USC Longevity Institute
9:05pm-9:15pmClosing remarks


This event is FREE!

General Registration
Free admission (RSVP necessary to guarantee entrance)

To RSVP, email:
Phone: (213) 740-1757


Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC

3540 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90007

Tel: (800) 333-3333


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