2018 Global Conference on Ageing

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the International federation on Ageing’s 14th Global Conference.

This preliminary conference program is a great meeting point for data sharing from experts in the ageing field from more than 70 countries which are all contributing to the actual conference: “Toward a Decade of Healthy Ageing: From Evidence to Action.” Delegates are given the opportunity to plan their own personal program in an effort to “maximize learning, social and networking opportunities.”

Sponsored by CIBC, the Centre for Aging Brain Health Innovation, Whaley Estate Litigation Partners and AARP, the preliminary classes are today with the actual conference being held tomorrow at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, until August 10 from 8 am to 4pm (check web for details).

This year’s theme (mentioned above) is a response to the 2016 WHO Global Report on Ageing and Health and the goals listed thereafter from its Global Strategy and Action Plan. The four main themes are:

1.      Toward Healthy Ageing

2.      Combating Ageism

3.      Age-Friendly Environments

4.      Addressing Inequalities.

Within these some of the subjects covered include: cognitive health, disease management, abuse against older persons, access to health and social care, older LGBTQJ, older migrants, age-friendly cities, rehabilitation and reablement, technology and ageing.