February 20-22, 2025  •  Hilton Midtown  •  New York, NY

Session Details

Plenary: Change Your Genes – Change Your Life: Epigenetics of Longevity

Feb 17 2024

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM EDT

Grand Ballroom East

Biology is no longer destiny. Our DNA doesn’t determine our health and disease prospects, as geneticists once believed. According to the new science of epigenetics, the vast majority of our genes are fluid and dynamic—and their expression is shaped by what we think and what we do. Our genetic profile may signal an inherited vulnerability to a disease, but our choices and behaviors determine whether these genes will be switched on or off. Each of us can influence our genes to create optimal health and longevity. Dr. Pelletier will discuss the latest epigenetic research, including the Ancestry.com inspired ‘Heritability Study’, and share timely media coverage including details of the “Blue Zone” communities around the world and its potential impact on science. He will also reveal the organizations and cutting-edge technology that will forever change the landscape of optimal aging and longevity. We encourage you to attend and to engage with Dr. Pelletier in learning how to incorporate these new findings into your own lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the new science of epigenetics.
  2. Cite 4 influences of diet/nutrition on DNA expression.
  3. Determine the role of stress in epigenetics.


University of California School of Medicine

- Clinical Professor of Medicine

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