The Immortalist Society is a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization devoted to research and education in the areas of cryonics and life extension . It was incorporated as a Michigan corporation by Robert Ettinger and five other local residents on June 27, 1967 as the Cryonics Society of Michigan, Inc. . In September 1976, the name of the corporation was changed to Cryonics Association in acknowledging that its scope of operations was not limited to a single state. On October 20, 1985, the Articles of Incorporation have been published by the Immortalist Society.
All Officers of the Immortalist Society are also Directors. As of September 2016, the Immortalist Society officers were:
Every two months the Immortalist Society publishes its flagship journal Long Life: Longevity through Technology (formerly The Immortalist ), which is sent to members of the Cryonics Institute , but must be paid for by subscribers or Immortalist Society Members who do not join the Cryonics Institute. It is also available online for free. Long Life covers not only the activities of the Cryonics Institute, goal activities of the American Cryonics Society and life extensionnews. Published six times per year, the magazine presents news, book reviews, technical articles, biographies, conference reports and other articles of interest to members.
The Immortalist Society is particularly supportive of the work of the Cryonics Institute . Donations to the Fund are Immortalist Society Research Given To finance the research of Dr. Yuri Pichugin, the full-time Russian cryobiologistemployed by the Cryonics Institute to Develop vitrification mixture, Improve perfusion protocol and find formulations to minimize cold ischemia (a concern for organ transplantation ). Dr. Pichugin resigned from the Cryonics Institute in December 2007.  At the time of his resignation, the Cryonics Institutecommented that Dr. Pichugin was appointed to work in Russia and continues to study for the Cryonics Institute and other interested organizations.
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