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VGTI’s Center for Diseases of Aging and Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet to Host Scientific Symposium

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VGTI’s Center for Diseases of Aging and Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet to Host Scientific Symposium with Leading Medical Researchers

‘Innovative Approaches to Diseases of Aging’ will present breakthrough research targeting cancer, heart disease and other illnesses linked to aging

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida), a leading, non-profit biomedical research institute, today announced its Center for Diseases of Aging (“CDA”) will host its inaugural Scientific Symposium, Innovative Approaches to Diseases of Aging, on February 11-12, 2015.

Held at the Tradition Center for Innovation, the one and a half day event will feature presentations by medical scientists from VGTI Florida and Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, internationally known for annually awarding the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The CDA at VGTI Florida and Karolinska Institutet established this research collaboration last year to study diseases of aging.

The CDA’s research teams will report on novel programs in development that target infectious disease, cancers and cardiovascular disease, as well as therapies designed to boost overall immunity and vitality in the aging and elderly.

Mayor Greg Oravec of Port St. Lucie, and Nancy Bryan, President & CEO of BioFlorida, are scheduled to make remarks at the CDA’s Dedication Ceremony at an evening reception on February 11 with invited dignitaries and guests.

Who:

The Center for Diseases of Aging at VGTI Florida and Karolinska Institutet



What:



Inaugural Symposium: Innovative Approaches to Diseases of Aging



CDA Dedication Ceremony & Cocktail Reception



By Invitation Only - Media Representatives (press credentials may be requested)



When:



February 11, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. EST



Where:



VGTI Florida, Tradition Center for Innovation



9801 SW Discovery Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

The Innovative Approaches to Diseases of Aging is being made possible by generous sponsors committed to advancing medical discovery to develop better treatments and cures. VGTI Florida is extremely appreciative and thanks these key supporters including PNC Wealth Management, TC Palm/Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers, Florida Power & Light, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Northern Trust, Proctor Crook Crowder & Fogal, Whiting-Turner, Miltenyi Biotec and Sandhill Cove Retirement Living.

About Karolinska Institutet:

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40% of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. For more information, please visit: http://ki.se/en/startpage

About the Center for Diseases of Aging at VGTI Florida:

The Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) biomedical research institute that is positioned for its next stage of growth with the launch of its Center for Diseases of Aging (CDA). The CDA is a joint mission with researchers from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and is dedicated to the discovery and development of vital therapies to prevent, treat and cure the illnesses most commonly associated with aging, pioneering next-generation approaches such as targeted immunotherapies and regenerative medicine. For more information, please visit: www.vgtifl.org

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Contacts

VGTI Florida
For Media & Inquiries:
Douglas W. Calder, (O): (772)-345-5637 or (C): (772) 418-6302
Exec Director, Development & Communications
dcalder@vgtifl.org


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