Upcoming Events


TRN Annual Meeting 2021 – Dec. 2 & 3, 2021

The 2021 Annual Meeting will take place December 2-3, 2021 in New Orleans, LA. The meeting is expected to be a hybrid of in-person and virtual events.


Abstract submission is now closed. Abstract notices will be sent in August. 

Use the calendar link here to save the date for the annual meeting.

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Past Events


TRN Annual Meeting 2020 – Dec. 3 & 4, 2020

The TRN Annual Meeting took place virtually on Dec. 3rd and 4th, 2020.  The meeting featured keynote talks from premier researchers in the field, Jerry Shay and Utz Herbig, as well as presentations on the current NIH-funded U24 and U01 studies investigating best practices in telomere measurement, and presentations of preliminary data from TRN pilot award fundees and early career investigators.

Recordings and slides are now available from the meeting here. 

COVID-19 and Telomeres – August 27, 2020

This webinar involved a series of presentations outlining theories and data linking telomeres to COVID-19 infection risk, disease outcome, and vaccine response through specific disease models, COVID-19 related pathophysiology, and the relation between inflammaging and vaccine responses to other SARS viruses. Recording available upon request.


  1. David Chae, Tulane
  2. Paul Wolters, UCSF
  3. Richard Kennedy, Mayo Clinic

An Introduction to the TRN – July 30, 2020

This webinar provided an overview of the initial development of the TRN, goals of the network, and resources available to investigators, as well as opportunities to get involved in the TRN. Slides from the webinar can be found here. Recording available upon request.

TRN Inaugural Meeting – Dec 5 & 6, 2019

The inaugural meeting of the Telomere Research Network focused on establishing priorities and goals of the network.