BGRF and Chatham House announce 'Ageing and Health: Policy and Economics in an Era of Longevity'

December 16, 2014

How can societies meet the health, policy and economic challenges of global population ageing?

One in nine people in the world is 60 or older and this is expected to rise to one in five people by 2050. A globally ageing population and the associated demographic changes have wide-ranging implications for health systems, medical priorities, economic policies, and labour and consumer markets.

The certainty of global population ageing demands greater action, innovation, and a long-term approach from policymakers, health and medical professionals as well as businesses. This conference will address critical questions, including: Speakers include:
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For the full agenda, the speaker line up and to register please visit the event website.

Biogerontology Research Foundation

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