Course Overview

The Science of Longevity

This presentation will examine some of the big questions surrounding available evidence for advancing longevity as well as explore the science evaluating evidence from the animal kingdom and human healthspan.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

60 minutes

CME Eligible*

1 credit
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

Longevity, immortality, and the quest for youthfulness has always captivated the imagination of human beings. This discussion will dive into the science evaluating evidence from the animal kingdom and human healthspan. We'll dive into some big questions such as what is the evidence for advancing longevity? Is aging a disease? Are we destined to grow old with the typical comorbid age-associated chronic diseases? Where have we been and where are we now in our quest to understand longevity, healthspan, and our attempt to prolong youth? Lastly, we'll evaluate potential tools for augmenting the trajectory of the aging process.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Explore longevity from the perspective of the animal kingdom.
  • Recognize historical longevity efforts.
  • Compare scientific advances in geroscience and longevity.
  • Translate therapeutics into current clinical practice.
  • Investigate promising therapeutics that are not yet part of clinical practice.
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Ryan McNally, ND, MS, PA


Dr. McNally is the medical director of a telehealth medical practice focused on age-related changes, wellness and longevity. He has 13+ years of experience in medicine and is a content expert in the area’s longevity, antiaging, regenerative medicine, and integrative medicine. Dr. McNally holds two medical licenses in the state of California as a Naturopathic Doctor and PA. He is a published author in a peer reviewed medical journal and is interested in furthering the field of longevity medicine. He is the former medical director of Aspire Regenerative and former chief medical officer at Bastyr University California where he remains as volunteer faculty. Additionally, he is a faculty member at the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine and consults in the field of natural health products. He has held positions with the United Nations World Food Programme and the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. During his residency program, Dr. McNally trained under the distinguished physician David L. Katz, MD, MPH of Yale University. Dr. McNally is a renowned and sought-after content expert, educator, and speaker at conferences, universities, podcasts, articles, and magazines.


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Enroll Now!

This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.