Buck Advisory Council Meetings


Fall 2014 BAC Meeting

"Aging Demographics and Global Security"

Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay, Bodrum, Turkey
October 11 - 13, 2014

Conference begins Saturday, October 11, at 18:00 (6 pm) for the opening reception and dinner. Ending time is Monday, October 13, at 17:00 (5 pm). All times quoted are local times.

NOTE:  The trailing social events scheduled for Beirut have been cancelled.  The conference in Bodrum will take place as planned October 11-13, 2014.

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Provisional Agenda

NOTE:  Times are approximate and will be refined. Agenda is subject to change without notice.


Saturday, October 11 2014

6:00p Welcome reception and dinner
8:30p Keynote Speaker- Dr. Umran Inan, President,
Koc University
Topic: Current opportunities in education and R&D from a Turkish perspective


Sunday, October 12
Session 1 - Topic - Aging Research Update

10:00a Welcome and Introduction
Shahab Fatheazam, Chairman
Buck Advisory Council
10:15a Dr. Brian Kennedy, President, CEO & Professor,
Buck Institute
State of the Buck research and developments
11:00a Dr. Ilhan Dulger, Associate Professor,
Turyak Seniors Council, Ankara
Regional aging topic
11:45a Dr. Marshall Stoller, Adjunct Professor, Buck Institute
Professor and Vice Chair of Urology, University of California, San Francisco
Topic: New research/therapy for kidney stones
12:30pa Healthspan Imperative- short video produced by Alliance for Aging Research
1:00p Lunch

Session II - Topic - Regional politics/economics

2:30p Akin Ongor, CEO (retired), Garanti Bank, Turkey
Structure of the Turkish Economy:  Rewards and Risks
3:30p Dr. Cherif Bassiouni, Emeritus Professor of Law,
DePaul University
What Comes After the Arab Spring and What to Expect from Violent Muslim Revolutionary Trends
4:30p Dr. Rubar Sandi, Chairman & CEO, TSG Global Holdings
Topic: What's really happening on the ground in the region

Monday, October 13
Session III -Topic - Working Session Focused on the Buck Institute

10:00a Working session including group assignments and small group discussions
Moderated by Shahab Fatheazam and Brian Kennedy
1:00p Lunch

Session IV - Topic - Developments in Neuroscience/Neurodegenerative Disease

3:00p Dr. Dale Bredesen, Professor, Buck Institute
The First Effective Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
4:00p Dr. David A. Lowe, NeuroAssets, Switzerland
Topic: Neuroscience R&D in Pharma, Biotech and Venture Capital
5:00p Shahab Fatheazam -- Closing remarks - Formal conference closes
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