HEALTH MATTERS | A Vision of Healthy Ageing
Please join us for our Health Matters discussion presented by Professor John Beard:
A Vision Of Healthy Ageing
Populations around the world are rapidly ageing.
In 2015, the World Health Organisation released the comprehensive World Report on Ageing and Health, which provided a clear framework for global action to foster 'Healthy Ageing'. The report re-framed the concept of Healthy Ageing away from a focus on the absence of disease and instead looked at what enables older people to do the things they value.
Please join Professor Beard as he explores the way this new paradigm can re-frame how society approaches this major demographic shift, and how it will affect each of us.
About the speaker
Professor John Beard, MBBS, PhD, was Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Department of Aging and Life Course from 2009 to 2018, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
He has led significant work on multiple aspects of healthy ageing including; changing the social framing of age and older people, redesigning health and social care systems and shaping the global research agenda.
Professor Beard is currently Chief Advisor for the European Institute on Innovation and Technology and works to help universities, policy makers and the private sector rethink the second half of life.
Professor Beard was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Adelaide in 2017.