LAUNCH EVENT MONDAY 16 MAY 2016
THE COUNCIL ROOM, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, STRAND, LONDON,
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The aim of the King’s Centre for Global Ageing is to increase our understanding of global issues facing ageing societies in three critical but neglected areas: medical innovations for chronic conditions, family and community change, and transformations in work and retirement. Please join us to hear more about the King’s Centre for Global Ageing and a Keynote Address by:
Professor Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD
Co-President, International Longevity Centre (ILC) Global Alliance and President, ILC-Brazil
Senior Advisor on Global Aging, the New York Academy of Medicine
HelpAge International Global Ambassador on Ageing
14:00-14:30 Coffee and tea
Professor Nikolas Rose, Head of Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine, King’s College London, Chair
14:35-14:45 King’s Centre for Global Ageing
Professor Karen Glaser, Director of the Institute of Gerontology, Director of CfGA, Social Science, Health & Medicine, King’s College London (KCL)
14:45-15:05 Improving Support and Care for Frail and Dependent Older People in Low and Middle income Countries
Professor Martin Prince, Head of Department Health Service and Population Research, The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), KCL, and joint Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, a collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
15:05-15:25 The impact of Work and Retirement Policies on Healthy Ageing
Dr. Mauricio Avendano-Pabon, Social Science, Health & Medicine, KCL
15:25-15:45 Social justice Philosophy and Responses to Ageing Societies
Dr. Sridhar Venkatapuram, Social Science, Health & Medicine, KCL
15:45-16:55 Keynote: Responding to the Global Longevity Revolution – Key Policy Issues
Professor Alexandre Kalache
16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks
17:00-19:00 Drinks reception –River Room
Notes. Alexandre Kalache, MD, PhD Co-President, International Longevity Centre (ILC) Global Alliance and President, ILC-Brazil, is a specialist in age-related issues. Dr. Kalache also serves as Global Ambassador of HelpAge International, Senior Advisor at the New York Academy of Medicine, as well as sitting on numerous boards ranging from the World Economic Forum to the Gulbenkian Foundation.
Dr. Kalache’s expertise is in the epidemiology of ageing and the life-course, inter-sectoral policy development (including age-friendly initiatives), health promotion, old-age care, human rights and migration within the context of ageing as well as the more general cultural complexities of the world-wide longevity revolution.
Following his medical training in Brazil, and then his MSc and PhD in the United Kingdom, Dr. Kalache held research and teaching positions at the Universities of Oxford and London for almost twenty years. During this time he founded the Epidemiology of Ageing Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (1983) and created the first European Masters degree in Health Promotion (1991).
From 1995 to 2008 Dr. Kalache directed the World Health Organisation’s global ageing and lifecourse programme in Geneva. During his thirteen years at the WHO he launched the Active Ageing Policy Framework (2002) and the global movement on Age-Friendly Cities (2007) among many other enduring initiatives.
Dr. Kalache has a long history of advocacy on the human rights of older persons. He is actively involved in the process of the adoption of the United Nation’s Convention for the Rights of Older Persons. He has served as a Special Adviser to the Brazilian Secretary of Human Rights, Brazilian Mission to the UN in New York in addition to the International Alliance of NGOs for the Rights of Older Persons.