Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities

Date

Monday 24 April 2017
to Tuesday 25 April 2017

2 day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Global Health , King's College London

Accreditation

CPD - Applied for

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about this event

ONE AND TWO DAY RATES AVAILABLE

Online registration is now closed but places are available on the day. Please email globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk with any questions or queries. 

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The world stands on the threshold of a great demographic transformation. The number of people aged 65 or older is projected to grow from an estimated 524 million in 2010 to nearly 1.5 billion in 2050. From China to South Africa, across urban, rural and conflict affected settings, ever-growing ageing communities face challenges and foster new opportunities for effective care.

Attend this 2017 flagship conference and join an international panel of experts to open debates around: 

  • Access to medicines and innovations for chronic conditions
  • Work and retirement around the world
  • HIV and ageing
  • Older peoples’ vulnerabilities in armed conflicts
  • Future policies for dementia care

key speakers

Dr John Beard
Director of the Ageing and Life Course Department, World Health Organisation

Professor Martin Knapp
Personal Social Services Research Unit, Director, NIHR Social Care, London School of Economics

Professor Xizhe Peng
Professor, Centre for Population and Development Policy Studies, Fudan University, China

Professor Martin Prince
Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

Professor Martin Rossor
Dementia Research Centre at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square

Professor Richard Sullivan
Conflict & Health Research Group, King’s College London

Dr Mark Brennan-Ing
Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA Centre for HIV & Ageing, New York

Professor Jane Anderson
Director of the Centre for the Study of Sexual Health & HIV, Homerton University Hospital

group booking discounts

Group bookings will be eligible for complimentary places. For more details, please email globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

*programme subject to change
This meeting is jointly organised by the Royal Society of Medicine and the King's Centre for Global Ageing, King's College London

agenda

DAY ONE: Monday 24 April 2017

9.00 am

Registration

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Mr Babulal Sethia, President, Royal Society of Medicine

SESSION 1: Keynote Addresses

Mr Babulal Sethia, President, Royal Society of Medicine

9.35 am

Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities

Dr John Beard, Director of the Ageing and Life Course Department, World Health Organisation

10.05 am

Future of health and social care in ageing societies

Professor Martin Knapp, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director, NIHR School for Social Care Research

10.35 am

Questions and answers

SESSION 2: Access to medicines

Dr Courtney Davis, Society for the Social History of Medicine, King’s College London

10.50 am

Pain control medicines and cancer care in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dr Richard Harding, Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, King's College London

11.10 am

Barriers to medicines for chronic disease around the world: The case of diabetes

Dr David Beran, Researcher and Lecturer, Division of Tropical and Humanitarian Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland

11.30 am

Questions and answers

11.50 am

Networking tea and coffee break

SESSION 3: Work, Retirement and Health

Dr Laurie Corna, Institute of Gerontology and Global Health & Social Medicine, King's College London

12.10 pm

The impact of policies and interventions in extending working lives

Dr Mauricio Avendano, Institute of Gerontology, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London

12.30 pm

The health effects of work beyond up to and beyond state pension age in the UK

Professor Karen Glaser, Head of Department, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London

12.45 pm

Questions and answers

1.05 pm

Lunch and poster exhibition

SESSION 4: Parallel workshops

Delegates can choose to attend two of the following four workshops:

Workshop A

Mental health in cities in ageing societies

Dr Mauricio Avendano, Institute of Gerontology, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London and Professor Nick Manning, Global Health & Social Medicine, King's College London

Workshop B

Age friendly cities in a global context

Professor Anthea Tinker, Institute of Gerontology, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London

Workshop C

Ethical issues in end of life care: The approach of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

Professor A. Mark Clarfield, Director Medical School for International Health, Vice Dean and Sidonie Hecht Professor of Geriatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-sheva, Israel

Workshop D

Mobility, mood and place

Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University Edinburgh and Dr Chris Neale, Researcher, University of York

2.15 pm

First choice of workshop

3.00 pm

Workshop changeover and comfort break

3.10 pm

Second choice of workshop

3.55 pm

Comfort break

4.05 pm

Film screening - 'Ping Pong' directed by Hugh Hartford and Anson Hartford

Living legends compete in the Over 80s Table Tennis Championships and show the world that age is just a number

5.25 pm

Drinks reception

6.30 pm

Dinner

This dinner is now fully booked

DAY TWO: Tuesday 25 April 2017

9.00 am

Registration

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Karen Glaser, Head of Department, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London and Professor Nikolas Rose, Professor of Sociology, King’s College London

SESSION 5: Dementia and care in global perspective

Professor Anthea Tinker, Institute of Gerontology, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London

9.40 am

Prevalence, treatment and impact of dementia around the world

Professor Martin Prince, Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London

10.00 am

UK dementia research, care and treatment

Professor Martin Rossor, Dementia Research Centre at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square

10.20 am

Questions and answers

SESSION 6: Global approaches to ageing

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, President and Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre

10.40 am

Mr Ken Bluestone, Influencing and Policy Lead, Age International

11.00 am

A perspective from HelpAge International

Mr Mark Gorman, Director of Strategic Development, HelpAge International

11.20 am

Questions and answers

11.40 am

Tea and coffee break

SESSION 7: HIV and ageing

Professor Karen Lowton, University of Sussex

12.05 pm

HIV care beyond viral suppression – taking the long view

Professor Jane Anderson, Consultant Physician in HIV Medicine, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.25 pm

Care giving needs and social resources among older adults with HIV in high and low resource settings

Dr Mark Brennan-Ing, Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA Centre for HIV & Ageing, and Adjunct Professor, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York, USA

12.55 pm

Questions and answers

1.15 pm

Lunch and poster exhibition

SESSION 8: War, conflict and global ageing

Ms Beverley Stringer, Health Policy and Research Advisor, Medicines sans Frontiers

2.15 pm

Not passive victims: Older people's vulnerabilities and capabilities in contexts of armed conflict

Dr Hanna Kienzler, Global Health & Social Medicine, King’s College London

2.35 pm

Health system challenges and ageing in post-conflict societies

Professor Richard Sullivan, Conflict and Health Research Group, King’s College London

2.55 pm

Questions and answers

3.15 pm

Networking tea and coffee break

SESSION 9: Keynote address

Professor Nick Manning, Global Health & Social Medicine, King's College London

3.30 pm

Creating policies for an ageing China

Professor Xizhe Peng, Professor, Centre for Population and Development Policy Studies, Fudan University, China

4.15 pm

Panel discussion

Professor Xizhe Peng, Professor Karen Glaser

4.45 pm

Closing remarks

5.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

register for this event

  • Online registration is closed but places are available on the day
  • RSM member rates start at £30
  • Non member rates start at £50

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organiser's details

For information on this event, contact Amy StrattonTel: 02072902980 Email: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk arrow