ExtroBritannia's April event
The next ExtroBritannia event is scheduled for Saturday the 30th of April 2005 starting at 2pm at Conway Hall, Holborn, London. Everyone welcome. Entrance is free.
The title of this month’s presentation is:
Nootropic drugs and nutrients, their role in the aging individual
Phil Micans, PharmB., TecII
Vice President IAS Group
Phil Micans has degrees in Food and Vitamin Technology and Pharmacology, but it was after reading Pearson and Shaw’s book, Life Extension, in 1986 that he became actively involved in antiaging medicine and committed to the field of preventative medicine. Phil believes that we all have to recognise that the deleterious affects of aging are inextricably linked to degenerative diseases. Phil is the editor of the International Antiaging Magazine, co-writer of the New Millennium Guide to Anti-Aging Medicine, Director of Research and Development for Inner-Age (researching biological aging measurement to assist in the creation of a scientific tool to measure aging and the performance of preventative medicine itself), and Pharmacist at International Antiaging Systems, helping to answer specific questions relating to the use of cutting-edge medicines and nutrition, in particular the use of Nootropic substances.
In his presentation Phil will:
-introduce key nootropic substances, (the so-called smart drugs) and their effectiveness on mental facilities for the aging individual.
-look at several substances in detail, (in particular piracetam, deprenyl, hydergine, centrophenoxine, acetyl-L-carnitine, vasopressin, phosphatidylserine and vinpocetine), presenting their known individual actions on the brain and how this has benefited memory, learning, focus and attention etc.
-highlight how some of these substances have dramatically extended animal lifespan with possible implications for humans, and also how this indicates that the control centers for aging lie in the brain.
WHERE & WHEN
We will be at the Penderel's Oak (see below for the address) from 12 noon for lunch before the presentation, and afterwards for drinks and conversation. If it's your first time at an ExtroBritannia event, look out for a copy of Kurzweil's "The Age of Spiritual Machines" at our table (picture)
The presentation will take place at Conway Hall (nearby, see below for details) where we have hired the Bertrand Russel room
283-288 High Holborn
London WC1V 7HJ
Tel: 0207 242 5669
25 Red Lion Square,
London WC1R 4RL
tel 020 7242 8032