World’s First Public Hospital Longevity Clinic Unveiled at Sheba Longevity Conference
RAMAT GAN, Israel – May 11, 2023 – Sheba Medical Center, Israel’s largest medical center and a Newsweek ranked world’s best hospital for the last five years, hosted this week the Sheba Longevity Conference, previewing the world’s first dedicated longevity clinic in a public hospital, set to open on the Ramat Gan campus in September. The center will provide advanced, research-based medicine to maintain and improve the physiological and mental functions of individuals.
The Sheba Longevity Center will initially focus on treating patients aged 40 and over in the fields of cognition, sleep, frailty, and menopause before branching out to other areas. The center is expected to open in September with an initial pilot study of 2,000 patients. Utilizing technology and knowledge from across the fields of medicine, it will pioneer a new type of patient care.
“Longevity is an international issue that requires global cooperation,” said Prof. Tzipi Strauss, Head of the Sheba Longevity Center and Director of the Neonatology Department, Sheba Medical Center. “Today, Sheba has brought together players from across the globe to share knowledge, collaborate and raise awareness of the possibilities this field brings. Through this new annual conference and our clinic, we hope to continue our mission of democratizing the field of longevity, making it accessible to all.”
The Sheba Longevity Conference united global longevity stakeholders to discuss advances and breakthroughs in medicine for healthier, longer lives. The event featured discussions on how multidisciplinary fields of healthcare, including genomic testing, dieting, stem cell aging and AI, could be applied to longevity practice. Attendees included leading researchers from the United States, Europe, Africa, Gulf region and East Asia alongside senior Israeli government officials and health tech leaders.
“The Sheba Longevity Center will build on the existing strong foundations of the hospital, and benefit from its multidisciplinary experts,” said Prof. Evelyne Bischof, Director of the Sheba Longevity Center and Professor of Medicine at the Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences. “Built on a base of clinical evidence, using AI and the latest cutting-edge health tech, the Sheba Longevity Center will combine the best elements of modern-day medical care. Based in Sheba, the city of health, our partnerships across the world will help us achieve a truly global impact.”
The Longevity Center will collaborate closely with Sheba’s innovation arm, ARC (Accelerate, Redesign, Collaborate) to promote innovation in the field and incubate startups that will contribute to longer, healthier lives. The center will also establish an educational hub working closely with academic institutes, longevity associations and regulatory bodies to build the next generation of longevity scientists.
The center will initially work with Mayo Clinic’s Center on Aging.
“In ten years’ time, due to changing demographics and rising costs, we will not be able to provide the same level of care that we are providing today – we need transformation to continue providing quality care,” added Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center. “The approach being pioneered by Prof. Strauss will see a shift from treating diseases to promoting health, building towards longer, healthier aging within a center that will provide world-leading, clinically backed, integrative medicine.”