What is Aging?

20 Mar 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Event Type
Life and Death Potluck Group Archive

Zoom Link


Aging has both biomedical and psychosocial aspects. In this 4-hour Zoom session, we will consider being “old” from both perspectives. Please join us in a provocative discussion.

Elena Comincioli, Doctoral Student, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Finland, and Visiting scholar at PMH/CSTMS, UC Berkeley

Prof. Olga Klimecki, Ph.D., German Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Dresden, Germany, and University of Geneva, Switzerland

Dr. Nuno Martins, Ph.D., Visiting scholar at PMH/CSTMS, UC Berkeley

Prof. Guy Micco, MD, Clinical Professor, Emeritus in the UC Berkeley – UCSF Joint Medical Program and Co-director of the UCB Program for the Medical Humanities

Prof. Andrew Scharlach, Ph.D., Professor of the Graduate School and Eugene and Rose Kleiner, Professor of Aging Emeritus, UCB School of Social Welfare


The event agenda will be listed below:

9:00 am: 20 min Elena Comincioli- Presentation of the topic of the panel and introduction of the speakers

9:20 am: 30 min Prof. A. Scharlach:  Aging as a phase of life and social phenomena  – Aging Well, presentation of the concept from Creating Aging-Friendly Communities, 2016, Oxford University Press, A.E. Scharlach, A.J. Lehning.
20 minutes for Q&A

10:10 am: 30 min Dr. Olga Klimecki: Resilience and its relationship with mental and physical health. Interventions that can promote resilience and healthy aging.

20-minute break

11:20 am: 30 min Guy Micco and Nuno Martins –  Aging as a disease & 20 min Q&A

12:10 pm: 40 min general Q&A with all the speakers

Final remarks – Elena Comincioli

The Panel is sponsored by the Program for the Medical Humanities, Life and Death Potluck Group, CSTMS, and the UCB Retirement Center.


This event is sponsored by CSTMS.
Additional sponsorship comes from:  CSTMS

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