Stefano Cavalli, PhD in sociology, is professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) and the head of the Centre of Competence on Ageing. He is also faculty member of the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) and member of the Research Group "Culture, Cognition and Emotions", University of Basque Country, Spain. Previously he has worked as a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Gerontology of the University of Geneva, and as senior lecturer in sociology at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. He also was a visiting researcher at the Department of Sociology of the Case Western Reserve University (USA). His main areas of interest are life course and aging, with particular focus on transitions, life events and turning points, vulnerability and social exclusion, centenarians, and end-of-life decisions. Prof. Cavalli leads the international research program CEVI on the perception of changes and events across the life course (15 countries, with D. Páez), and he is one of the principal investigators of the Swiss Centenarian Study (SWISS100, lead PI D. Jopp).
John E. Morley, M.B., B.Ch. is a Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He has edited more than 20 books and published more than 1400 papers, with major research emphases on the role of neuropeptides in the modulation of hormonal responses and behavior. Clinically, he focuses on diabetes, nutrition, frailty, sarcopenia, cachexia and cognitive assessment.
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