Living Longer – a Social Revolution Event as iCalendar

19 July 2018

7 - 8:30pm

Venue: AMRF Lecture Theatre 505-011

Location: 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland

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The last 50 years has seen profound changes in death rates for several major groups of diseases, particularly heart disease and cancer.

A number of changes in lifestyle and healthcare have produced these dramatic effects, which have led to marked increases in life expectancy leading to a dramatic change in age distributions across the population.

This session will look at what has driven these changes, the challenges created by having a much larger number of elderly individuals, and will contrast this with the continuing challenges which exist in the care of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.



Professor Sandie McCarthy, Head of the School of Nursing, University of Auckland



‘Living Longer – the Data’
Professor Alistair Woodward, Head of the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland

‘Living Longer – the Consequences’
Professor Martin Connolly, Freemasons’ Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Assistant Dean of Waitemata Clinical Campus, University of Auckland

‘Living Longer – Look after your hearing and stay connected’
Professor Peter Thorne, Director of the Eisdell Moore Centre and Co-Director Brain Research New Zealand -Rangahau Roro Aotearoa, University of Auckland.

'The Eye: Imaging and Imagination?'
Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer, Sir William and Lady Stevenson Professor of Ophthalmology, Head of Academic Neuro-ophthalmology and Glaucoma, Director of Optic Nerve Research Unit.


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