Abstract # 27:

Scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 03:30 PM-05:30 PM: Session 9 (Mary Gay) Symposium


M. S. Gerald
Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-9205, USA
     The purpose of this symposium at the American Society of Primatologists is to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about social processes associated with health and aging, among experts who share an interest in primate social behavior, but from fundamentally different perspectives. The overarching goal of this symposium is to ascertain the potential utility, viability, and resource value of translating comparative insights into the creation of novel strategies for promoting social connectedness in humans. Specific objectives of this symposium are to identify (1) social processes that influence health outcomes across the lifecourse and (2) critical knowledge gaps and limitations of current approaches with which researchers are faced in their respective fields. By achieving these objectives, this could lay the foundation for establishing new collaborations, to open new research avenues and to explore potential solutions for eliminating translational roadblocks.