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

Contact info: rsvp-fmhs@auckland.ac.nz

Website: Official website

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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.

 

Chair:

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

 

Speakers:

‘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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