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Health and Aging Trajectories: Shared and Competing Risks and Resiliencies for Chronic Diseases Associated with Aging

September 28 - 29 , 2023
Virtual Zoom Workshop
Thursday, September 28, 2023: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Friday, September 29, 2023: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is organizing a research workshop titled “Health and Aging Trajectories: Shared and Competing Risks and Resiliencies for Chronic Diseases Associated with Aging” on September 28 and 29, 2023. The workshop is a collaboration between staff from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Institute of Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the NIH Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives/ Office of Dietary Supplements (DPCPSI/ODS), in coordination with the Trans-NIH Health and Aging Trajectories (HAT) Working Group. This workshop is hosted by NHLBI.

The workshop will highlight state-of-the-art knowledge from various disciplines exploring potential shared and competing risks and resiliencies influencing aging processes and major diseases of aging, and essential molecular pathways and processes that may be harnessed for disease prevention, interception, and management. It will also increase public knowledge and awareness of chronic age-related diseases, their molecular and cellular mechanisms, shared and competing disease risks, and strategies to prevent disease outcomes.

Scientific Sessions

  • Do we age differently? How the aging process can increase the risk for diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of chronic age-related diseases.
  • Identifying and managing shared and competing disease risks.
  • Quo Vadis: increasing resilience, preventing, and intercepting disease outcomes.


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Day 1 Sept 28th, 2023

Day 2 Sept 29th, 2023


Individuals with disabilities who need Sign Language Interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the NHLBI Workshop Support Program at Requests need to be made five (5) business days in advance.


For logistical questions or to request reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, email Workshop Coordinator Deidre O’Neill at For programmatic questions, email Dr. Zorina Galis at or Ilsa Rovira at