X-Message-Number: 160
From: Kevin Q. Brown
Subject: May 4-6 Reanimation Conference 
Date: 9 Mar 1990

I recently received an announcement for the May 4 - 6 Reanimation Conference
at the Clarion Hotel near the Ontario Airport in Ontario, California.  Two
other conferences coming this year are the Conference on Biostasis and Reentry
in Asilomar, CA on Aug. 24-26 [msg #143] and the first European Cryonics
Conference on Oct. 26-29 in England.  I have appended below information on the
Reanimation Conference.
                                       - Kevin Q. Brown

The Reanimation Conference
     May 4 - 6, 1990

Friday May 4

7 PM - 10 PM
  An informal gathering of speakers and registrants at the Conference
  Hospitality Suite.  An opportunity to talk about cryonics, the prospect of
  reanimation, and what life may be like in the 21st century and beyond with
  some of the leading authorities in the world in these fields.  Those who
  have pre-registered for the conference can pick up their name tags at this
  time.  Refreshments will be served.

Saturday May 5

8 AM - 9 AM Registration
  The fee for registration at the door will be $25 per person or $40 per
  couple.  Those who have pre-registered (at $15 per person or $25 per couple)
  can pick up their name tags at this time.

9 AM - 9:45 AM The Limits of Today's Medicine
    by Steve Harris, M.D. (UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA)
  While there have been remarkable advances in the past century, medicine is
  still limited in extending human longevity.  Dr. Harris will explain why
  medicine cannot cure the major causes of death today, how new therapies such
  as Deprenyl may have anti-aging effects, and how future advances will make
  today's "incurable" diseases curable ... including the disabilities of
  aging and severe trauma.
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Morning Break
  An opportunity to pick up literature and speak with representatives of
  organizations with displays at the conference.  Counselors from the Alcor
  Foundation will be available all day for those who wish assistance in
  signing up for cryonic suspension.

Saturday May 5
  10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Cryonics Can Save Your Life
    by Mike Darwin (Dir. of Research, Alcor Foundation, Riverside, California)
  What is cryonics?  How does it work?  Why cryonics provides terminal
  patients with an opportunity for continued life in the future.  How patients
  are placed into cryonic suspension.  How cryonics patients are cared for.
  Why cryonics is controversial.  What is the scientific basis for cryonics?
  What scientific research is being conducted to improve cryonics methods?
  What cryonics services are available?  What is the cost of cryonic
  suspension?  How does one sign up to be suspended?  Why you should sign
  up today!

11:15 AM - 12 Noon  The Right to Be Suspended Before "Death"
    by Christopher Ashworth, J.D. (Garfield, Tepper, Ashworth & Epstein,
    Century City, California)
  A discussion of the legal and constitutional issues that confront those
  who wish to obtain the right to be cryonically suspended before they are
  pronounced "dead" from natural causes.  What are the legal arguments and
  evidence in support of the right to be suspended before "death"?  Is it
  possible to take legal action to obtain this right?  What effects might
  such a lawsuit have on attitudes toward cryonics?

12 Noon - 1:30 PM  Lunch
  Registrants are free to make their own arrangements for lunch.  They can
  dine at one of the Clarion Hotel's two fine restaurants or at several other
  restaurants in the area.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  The Promise of Nanotechnology
    by Ralph C. Merkle, Ph.D. (Xerox Research Center, Palo Alto, California)
  Advances in molecular computing, artificial intelligence, protein
  engineering, scanning tunneling microscopy, and other fields are leading to
  the ability to alter the shape and function of matter by manipulating atoms
  with great precision (Nanotechnology).  One consequence of Nanotechnology is
  expected to be the development of miniature, self-replicating devices
  capable of entering human cells in order to repair and/or replace damaged
  components.  Such cell repair devices could enable patients in cryonic
  suspension to be restored to life, health, and youth.

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM  Advances in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
    by Mark Voelker (Ph.D. candidate, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona)
  The latest developments in a new technology that enables scientists to
  visualize and manipulate atoms in both inanimate and biological systems by
  a leading researcher in the field.  How STM is revolutionizing the physical,
  biological, and engineering sciences.  What advances in STM are we likely
  to see within the next 10 years?  What role is STM likely to play in the
  reanimation sciences?

3:15 PM - 4 PM  The Reanimation of Cryonics Patients
    by Mike Darwin (Dir. of Research, Alcor Foundation, Riverside, California)
  A speculative scenario suggesting how "intelligent" cell repair devices
  may be used to restore cryonics patients to life, health, and youth.  What
  these devices are likely to look like.  How they are likely to enter the
  cells of frozen patients to repair and/or replace cells that have been
  damaged from injury, disease, and aging.  How a fully repaired body may be
  thawed and restored to life.  How the body of a neurosuspension patient is
  likely to be replaced.  What you may look like when you're reanimated.

4 PM - 4:30 PM  How To Take Your Money With You
    by Saul Kent (The Reanimation Foundation, Vaduz, Liechtenstein)
  How cryonic suspension members can donate money (and other assets) to an
  organization set up to fund reanimation research and attempts to revive
  cryonics patients, and to provide money for reanimated patients to re-enter
  society.  Why a Liechtenstein foundation can return your money to you after
  you are reanimated.  How much money you may be getting back.  Why you may
  end up wealthier than any of today's billionaires!

5:15 PM - 6 PM  Returning To Society After Being Reanimated
    by Fred and Linda Chamberlain (Lifepact, South Lake Tahoe, California)
  The kind of help you're likely to need after you've been revived from
  cryonic suspension, including means of taking your financial resources
  with you, re-education, re-training, psychological counseling, and reunions
  with "old" relatives and friends.  Also presented will be services that
  Lifepact offers (and expects to offer) to help you adjust to your new and
  exciting life in the future.

6 PM - 8 PM  Dinner
  Registrants are free to make their own arrangements for dinner.  They can
  dine at one of the Clarion Hotel's two fine restaurants or at several other
  restaurants in the area.

8 PM - 8:45 PM  Celebrating Your New Life!
    by Dave Pizer (President, The Venturists, Wrightwood, California)
  Words and ceremonial activities to celebrate the joy and excitement of
  being restored to life, health, and youth after decades (perhaps centuries)
  in suspension.  Why such activities are likely to be therapeutic and what
  you can do right now to prepare for your own personal celebration of life
  in the future.

8:45 PM - 9:45 PM  Exploring the Universe
    by Duncan Forbes (President, National Superconductor, Inc. & Editor,
    Space Activist's Handbook)
  Perhaps the greatest benefit of an extended lifespan will be the
  opportunity to explore the universe.  What kinds of spaceships are we likely
  to have in the next 150 years?  How far will we be able to go?  How will we
  travel?  How long will it take?  How will we live in space?  What are we
  likely to find out there?  What changes will we go through as a result of
  our space adventures?

9:45 PM - 10 PM  Evening Break
  An opportunity to pick up literature and speak with representatives of
  organizations with displays at the conference.

10 PM - 12 Midnight  What Will the Future Be Like?
  A panel discussion by eminent futurists including: F.M. 2030, Author of
  "Optimism One" and "Upwingers"; Gregory Benford, Ph.D., physicist and
  author of "Timescape" and "Across the Sea Of Suns"; Rand Simberg, project
  director at a major aerospace firm, and Keith Henson, founder of the L-5
  Society.  Saul Kent will be the moderator and audience participation will be
  encouraged.  A look at the type of future we're likely to encounter when
  we're reanimated.  What changes can we expect?  Among the subjects to be
  discussed by the panel will be: where we will live, communication and
  transportation, marriage and the family, education, religion, government,
  careers, energy, the creation of wealth, and personal fulfillment.

Sunday May 6

9 AM - 1 PM  Tour of the Alcor Facility
  The Alcor facility is the best equipped and staffed cryonics facility in
  the world.  Visitors will be shown the operating room, where both
  suspensions and research are performed; the long-term care facility,
  where cryonics patients are maintained in stainless-steel cryogenic units;
  an ambulance equipped with portable cryonics equipment, and a display of
  archival materials kept in storage at the facility.  Transportation will
  be provided.

1 PM - 6 PM  A Leisurely Afternoon in the Sun
  At the beautiful 2 1/2 acre estate of Saul Kent and Jo Ann Martin, where
  you'll be able to mingle informally with the speakers and registrants at
  the conference, swim in the large pool, frolic in the heated spa, and enjoy
  other recreational activities.  Transportation, entertainment, and
  refreshments will be provided.

Registration & Lodging

The Reanimation Conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel at Ontario
Airport in Ontario, California.  The registration fee for The Reanimation
Conference is $15 per person, or $25 per couple if you register by mail or
by phone prior to the conference.  The registration fee at the door will be
$25 per person and $40 per couple.  Please send registration fees for the
conference to:
  The Reanimation Foundation, 16820 Whispering Spur, Riverside, CA 92504
Or call:  1-800-841-5433
Rooms at the beautiful Clarion Hotel, where the conference will be held, are
available for only $67 per night for a single or double.  For reservations call
1-800-284-8811.  Make sure to say that you will be attending The Reanimation

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