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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

The Science and Technology Behind Healthy Ageing

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In Singapore, life expectancy has risen to about 85 years, and by 2030, it has been predicted that one in four Singaporeans will be aged 65 and above. It is undeniable that Singapore will have a rapidly ageing population; hence, it is imperative to encourage citizens to be as healthy and active as possible.

 

However, what constitutes healthy ageing?  One of the essential factors is the understanding and prevention of the various diseases that plague the senior generation. Another is the ability to live independently, even with one's old age, with the use of technology. With the advancement of science and technology behind healthy ageing, the diverse needs of the various senior citizens can be addressed to help them age gracefully.

Discover from thought leaders and key players as they discuss the science and technology behind healthy ageing in Singapore. 

 

Date: 18 Feb 2020, Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911

 

Speakers:

  • Dr Brian Kennedy, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology, NUS and Director, National University Health System (NUHS) Centre for Healthy Ageing, Singapore
  • Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Chief of Smart Health Leadership Centre, NUS Institute of System Science and Senior Fellow, Ministry of Health's Office for Healthcare Transformation

Programme:
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 4:40pm: Presentation on Science Behind Healthy Aging
4:40pm – 5:40pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
5:40pm – 6:00pm: Networking

 

Speakers’ Profiles:

 

Dr Brian Kennedy, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Physiology, NUS and Director, National University Health System (NUHS) Centre for Healthy Ageing, Singapore

 

 

Dr Brian Kennedy is internationally recognised for his research in the basic biology of ageing and as a visionary committed to translating research discoveries into new ways of delaying, detecting, and preventing human ageing and associated diseases. He is a Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Physiology at National University Singapore and Director of the Centre for Healthy Ageing in the National University Health System. From 2010 to 2016, he was the President and CEO of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. Currently, he remains as a Professor at the Institute. Dr Kennedy also has an adjunct appointment at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Dr Kennedy is also actively involved Biotechnology companies, serving in consulting and Board capacities, as well as Scientific Director of Affirmativ Health. Dr Kennedy also serves as a Co-Editor-In-Chief at Ageing Cell.

 

Tamsin Greulich-Smith, Chief of Smart Health Leadership Centre, NUS Institute of System Science and Senior Fellow, Ministry of Health's Office for Healthcare Transformation

 

 

Tamsin is a Senior Fellow at the Ministry of Health’s Office for Healthcare Transformation and expert design strategist for DesignSingapore Council. She has 25 years’ experience in delivering transformation programmes, integrating user-centric design and social innovation practices.

 

A graduate of Imperial College London, and Royal Society for Public Health fellow, she was the first jointly-funded post holder between London Borough of Barnet Planning Authority and Barnet Health Authority, pioneering integrated care strategies. At the UK Government’s Department of Health in Westminster, she oversaw the national Heartbeat Award, one of the UK’s longest-running health promotion programmes. 
 

Most recently Tamsin established and now heads the Smart Health Leadership Centre at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science, where she teaches & delivers data, technology and design-focused transformation programmes. 

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32 Carpenter Street
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Tuesday, 18 February 2020 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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