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Workshop 'Prevention Strategies for Active and Healthy Aging'

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 - 13:30
Room Madera
ICAB
Site Arsenaal, Witte Patersstraat 4, 1040 Brussel
Workshop

This workshop takes place on 24 April 2013 and focuses on primary prevention and on how much effort a society can ask of its citizens to protect them from the diseases of old age. Two international experts will share their thoughts on the biology of aging and on how to boost elderly people before they slide off to frailty. After zooming in on the specific case of Brussels, an open discussion will be held on the role of prevention in the field of healthy aging and quality of life.

Workshop chairs:  Ivan Bautmans (VUB) & Thierry Pepersack (ULB)

Programme

  • 13.30-14.10: Registration, coffee & welcome
  • 14.10-15.00:  David Gems (Director Institute for Healthy Aging, University College, London, UK) - The aging process as a point of intervention to protect against the diseases of old age
  • 15:00-15:40: Tinie Kardol (Academic Chair Healthy Ageing, VUB, BE) - (RE)Boosting people before they slide off to frailty
  • 15.40-16.00: Coffee & Tea break
  • 16.00-16:40: CASE: Olivia Vanmechelen (Woonzorg/Homecare, BE) - Aging in Brussels
  • 16.40-17.30: Closing discussion with speakers and participants1
  • 17.30-18.30: Drinks and Networking