A Phaedon Institute Initiative

Seno-Therapeutics Summit 2023 . .. ...

Past, Present & Future of the Science of Cellular Senescence and Therapeutics

November 7-8, 2023

Hosted By:

Buck Institute For Research On Aging • Novato, CA


Phaedon Institute is pleased to introduce the inaugural Phaedon Summit to be held at the beautiful Buck Institute For Research On Aging in Novato, California. 

The focus for the 2023 Phaedon Summit is Seno-Therapeutics: Past, Present & Future of the Science of Cellular Senescence and Therapeutics.

A Glimpse Into What Awaits:

  • In-Depth Sessions: Immerse yourself in a diverse array of sessions that delve into the latest advancements in seno-therapeutics. From cutting-edge research presentations to discussions with the investors in the field, each session promises valuable insights.
  • Renowned Speakers: Engage with thought leaders and pioneers who are at the forefront of senescence-related research and therapeutics. Their wisdom and expertise will spark inspiration and ignite meaningful conversations.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow attendees, establish new collaborations, and exchange ideas. The summit provides a vibrant platform to foster relationships within the seno-therapeutics community.


The Seno-Therapeutics Summit 2023 is more than just a schedule of talks and discussions; it’s a narrative of progress, innovation, and collective efforts to enhance the field and human health. We encourage you to actively engage in discussions, ask questions, and challenge the status quo. Your voice matters, and together, we can drive a positive change.

As you explore the Seno-Therapeutics Summit 2023 program, we hope you’ll find sessions that resonate with your interests and aspirations.

Join Us:

We believe that the strength of our summit lies in the collective expertise of our attendees. Whether you’re a pioneering researcher, a visionary industry leader, a strategic financial expert, or a government official driving change, your presence adds immense value to the community.

Registrations are now open! Kindly review our registration process and seize your opportunity to join us. Thank you for being a part of this transformative event. We look forward to the incredible discussions, collaborations, and breakthroughs that await us at Seno-Therapeutics Summit 2023.

About the Summit

The Phaedon Summit is a platform to offer space to the key opinion leaders in the science and therapeutic development to support the growing community of the emerging field of longevity sciences

The goal of the summit is to offer a highly curated and professional forum to promote advances in the field, by bringing together major stakeholders across various sectors such as academia, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, investors and regulatory bodies.

The Summit is aimed at sharing ideas, sparking collaborations, coordinating efforts and directions, learning from each other, and supporting the growth of the field for everybody’s benefit.

The collective effort will in-turn promote acceleration of research and medicines that can help the growing aging population affected by chronic degenerative diseases.


The Phaedon Podcast is one of the ways in which we want to achieve the goal of forming connections between the different stakeholders in aging research and therapeutics as well as keep an open route of information sharing between aging and longevity experts and the public.

The Podcast will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opinions before, during and after the Summit.


Bridging the gap between Science, clinic and Pharma.

The Seno-Therapeutics Summit 2023 aims to cover eight broad level topic areas:

Basic Biology

To discover the evolving understanding of cellular senescence and the insights gained for potential therapeutic opportunities.


To explore the challenges and opportunities of establishing reliable biomarkers of cellular senescence for supporting clinical trials and diagnostics.

Pre-Clinical Perspectives

To learn about the developments from the past, and identify insights for potential advancements of seno-therapeutics.

Clinical Perspectives

To discover and discuss the past, present and future of clinical trials using seno-therapeutics.


To explore how large pharmaceutical companies are embracing the therapeutic opportunities of targeting cellular senescence.


To learn the perspectives from early stage biotech players spearheading the field of seno-therapeutics.

Regulatory & Market Access

To discuss how the new seno-therapeutics fit into existing regulatory framework for new drug and therapeutic development; Identify potential gaps and explore how the field is evolving in response.


To gain insights from the longevity biotech investment community about their support for the field of seno-therapeutics, identify current limitations, and explore their vision for the future of the field.



  • Speaker sessions are structured to maximize engagement and interaction. Each presentation slot is carefully allocated for a 25-minute duration, comprising 20 minutes of the presentation, followed by a dynamic 5-minute Q&A session.
  • The roundtable discussions offer extended interaction time, with each session lasting a total of 30 minutes.

The detailed program, complete with speaker schedules and abstracts, is now available on the dedicated program page. We encourage you to visit the page to explore all the details.

Day 1

November 7th, 2023

Day 2

November 8th, 2023

Kindly note that the agenda presented is subject to change. Please stay updated on our website or through the official communications.

Poster Session

Poster session is aimed at providing an exceptional opportunity for researchers to showcase their work and engage in meaningful discussions with fellow attendees. We encourage applicants to consider submitting a proposal for a poster presentation, as it is an excellent way to gain visibility for your research, receive feedback from experts, and establish valuable connections. By participating in a poster session, you can communicate your findings to a wide audience and gain insights and newer perspectives.


Our partner and prestigious journal npj Aging is excited to announce an exclusive opportunity for researchers: the chance to win an esteemed prize for the most exceptional poster presentation.

In recognition of their outstanding work, the winner will be awarded a $100 voucher and a complimentary waiver to publish one article in the esteemed journal. A distinguished scientific committee will meticulously evaluate all posters based on their scientific quality, relevance, and innovative contributions, ensuring that only the most exceptional work receives this distinguished recognition.

Your Questions

What questions do you believe will significantly propel the field of seno-therapeutics forward?

We value your input and aim to create a transparent forum where you can share your inquiries in the upcoming summit.

  • Please utilize the form to submit your question.
  • All questions will be carefully reviewed by our scientific advisory board.
  • Most impactful questions will be nominated for discussion.

Summit leaders

The Seno-Therapeutics Summit 2023 will be chaired by Dr. Marco Quarta and Dr. Marco Demaria.

The Summit will also receive oversight by our prominent members of The Scientific Advisory Board.


Marco Quarta


Marco Demaria

Location for The Phaedon Summit 2023

On The Map

2023 Summit venue

Buck Institute For Research On Aging

8001 Redwood Blvd.
Novato, CA 94945

The Buck Institute For Research On Aging is located 25 miles north of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

Directions to Venue

San Francisco Airport / San Francisco / South Bay:

  • Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Take the last Novato exit — Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

Berkeley / Oakland / Oakland International Airport:

  • Take Highway 80 to Highway 580 West, and cross the Richmond / San Rafael Bridge
  • Take 580 until it merges with Highway 101 North in San Rafael
  • Take the last Novato exit – Atherton/San Marin Drive (just north of the DeLong exit)
  • Turn left at the stoplight, and go west over the freeway overpass
  • Get in the right lane, and turn right at the second stoplight onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot

From Sonoma County:

  • Take Highway 101 South
  • Take the first Novato exit (Atherton / San Marin Drive)
  • Turn right at the stoplight, and stay in the right lane
  • Take an immediate right onto Redwood Boulevard
  • Go approximately ½ mile, and turn left onto Buck Center Drive
  • At the top of the hill, turn left into the Visitor Parking Lot


Our team has meticulously handpicked two premier resort-style hotel offering a blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience ensuring that the stay during the Summit is an unparalleled experience that exceeds all expectations. Accommodation is made available for all 2023 Summit guests at a reduced pricing.

Best Western Plus: Novato Oaks Inn

215 Alameda del Prado, Novato, CA 94949

Special Group Rate: $159 – $169 + tax guaranteed until October 7th.


Book Online:



Book by Phone:
  • To inquire or book a room, please call the hotel directly at 415-883-4400 or 800-625-7466.
  • Ask for the Phaedon Institute group block.

A Top Rated Best Western Plus Property


  • Complimentary full breakfast.
  • All rooms feature one King or two Queen beds.
  • Seasonally Heated Outdoor Pool and Hot tub.
  • Complimentary WiFi and expansive DirectTV lineup with free HBO.
  • Complimentary use of Fitness and Business Centers.
  • Mini-Fridge, full-size hairdryer, iron and ironing board in every room.
  • 4:00 pm check-in, 12:00 pm check-out (Early arrival subject to availability & fees).
  • Onsite Restaurant and Bar.

Courtyard by Marriott: Novato Marin / Sonoma

1400 N Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949

Special Group Rate: $159 + tax guaranteed until October 9th.

Book Online:


Book by Phone:

  • To inquire or book a room, please call the hotel directly at 1(800) 321-2211.
  • Ask for the Phaedon Institute: Senotherapeutics Summit to avail group rate.

General FAQ's

Questions about the Summit

The summit will be two days of intense working forum.

The 2023 Summit will be hosted by Buck Institute For Research On Aging in Novato, California, USA.

November 7 and 8th, 2023.

Applications are welcome from all individuals who are involved, directly or indirectly, in the field of cellular senescence and seno-therapeutics, regardless of their professional background, including academia, biotech, pharma, venture capital, nonprofit, and regulatory organizations. We seek individuals who can make meaningful contributions and actively engage in the discussions.

Ready to Participate?

Apply Here



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