The Tucson Premiere of the award-winning documentary “How to Live Forever” at the trendy Loft Cinema was the venue for a wide ranging panel discussion on regeneration, demography, economics, genetics and their impact on society now and in the future. Following the screening of the film, Gerontologist Evan Kligman moderated questions and answers from the audience for Prof. Janko Nikolich, Renowned Immunologist and Co-Chair of the Arizona Center on Aging and David G. Armstrong, Professor of Surgery and Director of the University of Arizona's Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA). “The size and diversity of the audience at this event I think speaks to the universality of the topic”, noted Dr. Armstrong, “Worldwide, people are living longer, what we collectively want to see is for them to live better– out of the hospital– at home with their families. I think that both medical technology and personal tech will serve to help this happen. When this is combined with even more interdisciplinary efforts and some of the fascinating and groundbreaking work by Dr. Nikolich and others, I think our future has quite a future.”
The event, which was co-sponsored by the Pima County on Aging and supported by the University of Arizona College of Science, serves as a prequel on the subject to the annual lecture series hosted by the College, set to begin on January 24 at the University's Centennial Hall.
Photo Caption: Panelists Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Evan Kligman and David G. Armstrong at the Screening of Howard Wexler's “How to Live Forever”.