3204.1 International Symposium on Global Aging Issues

Monday, October 31, 2011: 12:30 PM
The purpose of this symposium is to compare and contrast the various approaches taken around the world in meeting the needs of older people. The perspectives of China, India, continental Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the US are presented. The influence of both the built environment and the cultural environment on the aging process will be emphasized. Gaps in the support of frail older people will also be emphasized.
Session Objectives: 1. Differentiate the global aging issues in the US, China, India, Europe, and Latin America. 2. Analyze how the built environment and the cultural environment influence aging policies throughout the world. 3. Describe the role international organizations such as the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)have in influencing aging research and programs.

12:30 PM
Aging Research in the US
Laurence Branch, PhD
1:06 PM
Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean: Aging faster with fewer resources
Enrique Vega, MD, Director of Aging Program, PAHO
1:24 PM
Longevity and healthy ageing in Europe
Jean Marie Robine, DED and Carol Jagger, PhD
1:42 PM

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health
Endorsed by: International Health, American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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