Meeting Summary: The Dynamic Multi-System Resilience in Aging Working Group planned under the Adaptation, Aging, Arrow of Time program aims to improve understanding of the aging-related human potential to withstand, and to recover from, stressors and diseases. Over the last decades much has been learned on different ‘omics-fields’ of aging, on physical frailty, and psychosocial adaptation in aging, but now it is time to put together again the aging individual. Therefore we will focus on the aging related changes in dynamic multi-system resilience and relate this to what is known of changes in subsystem (organ based) resilience over time. Scientists from medicine, ecology, physics, mathematics, computational sciences and complexity science will interact to theoretically, methodologically and empirically push the clinically highly relevant theme of ‘Resilience in Human Aging’ a big step forward.
Support for this meeting has been generously provided by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, as part of the SFI Complex Time - Adaptation, Aging, Arrow of Time research theme.