The Adolescence of Geriatrics- Present Scenario & Future Challenges

23, 24 & 25 November 2016

J.N.TATA Auditorium,
Indian Institute of Science,
Bengaluru, India.

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The IV World Congress on Geriatrics & Gerontology- International Conference on Healthy Ageing in Changing World-2016 has been scheduled to be held in J.N.TATA Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India on 23rd, 24th, & 25th of November 2016.

Theme: “The Adolescence of Geriatrics- Present Scenario & Future Challenges”


The International Congress, which is held every year, is an opportunity for many well-known gerontologists, geriatrics scholars, policy decision-makers, professional activists, related companies, and researchers to get together and share recent discoveries and study results.

BioGenesis Health Cluster has been working rigorously towards the health and wellbeing of the elderly population since 2012. The proceedings and outcomes of the conference were submitted to various Government bodies such as Ministry of Health, Govt. of India, ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) as well as to many national and international research organizations and NGO’s working on Geriatrics which helped them in identifying grey areas of the field and also in accelerating their research in the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology. BioGenesis Health Cluster in collaboration with the Indo-British Geriatrics Council (IBGC) is pleased to announce the “IV World Congress on Geriatrics & Gerontology- International Conference on Healthy Ageing in Changing World, scheduled on 23rd, 24th, & 25th of November 2016 at J.N.TATA Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Geriatrics & Gerontology. The scientific program will feature live workshops, interactive education sessions, B2B meetings, round-table discussions apart from the conventional plenary sessions, featured symposia, break out sessions and oral presentation sessions for abstracts and challenging cases.

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the IV World Congress on Geriatrics & Gerontology- International Conference on Healthy Ageing in Changing World, scheduled on 23rd, 24th, & 25th of November 2016 at J.N.TATA Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

The world is ageing rapidly. People aged 60 and older make up 12.3 per cent of the global population, and by 2050, that number will rise to almost 22 per cent.

Ageing is a triumph of development. People are living longer because of better nutrition, sanitation, health care, education and economic well-being. Although an ageing world poses social and economic challenges, the right set of policies can equip individuals, families and societies to address these challenges and to reap its benefits.

Indo British Geriatrics Council (IBGC) is working towards raising awareness about population ageing and also for the need to harness its opportunities and address its challenges. IBGC also supports research and data collection to provide a solid base for policies and planning, and makes sure ageing issues are integrated into national and International government policies.

Population ageing can no longer be ignored. Globally, the proportion of older persons is growing at a faster rate than the general population. This reflects tremendous and welcome advances in health and overall quality of life in societies across the world. But the social and economic implications of this phenomenon are profound, extending far beyond the individual older person and the immediate family, touching broader society and the global community in unprecedented ways. On the positive side, population ageing has opened up new markets and brought us more experienced workers, a growing cadre of custodians of culture, and caregivers of grandchildren.

Ageing has important and far-reaching implications for all aspects of society. Around the world, two persons celebrate their sixtieth birthday every second – an annual total of almost 58 million sixtieth birthdays. With one in nine persons in the world aged 60 years or over, projected to increase to one in five by 2050, population ageing is a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored.

To promote such development and protect the rights of the elderly, the joint efforts of the whole society are needed. IV World Congress on Geriatrics & Gerontology- International Conference on Healthy Ageing in Changing World is being organized with a hope of reflecting the whole picture of the health status of elderlyand to guide all circles in the society and the international community to pay more attention to the health of the aged and the ageing population, and create a good atmosphere favorable to an all round development in the social, economical, mental and health status of the elderly.

We are bringing more than 200 International speakers from 40 countries and assembling the best scientists, clinicians, teachers and other allied health specialties who care for the elderly throughout their life to present the latest science and best clinical practice. The scientific advisory board is making a very constructive programme by leaving no stone unturned. They have consulted national and regional societies and federations, special interest groups, other global organizations looking after subspecialties and international organizationsin the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology to devise the best programme for clinical practice and research. We are working hard to provide the best experience for every participant scientifically and socially. BioGenesis Health Cluster and Indo-British Geriatrics Council would be delighted to have as many of you as possible in Bengaluru for the “IV World Congress on Geriatrics & Gerontology- International Conference on Healthy Ageing in Changing World”on 23rd, 24th, & 25th of November 2016 at J.N.TATA Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. I assure you that you will not be disappointed by the warm hospitality of the people and the ambience of Bengaluru. For those who can spend a few extra days in the city, Bengaluru offers numerous and varied tourist attractions. If you have more time, Karnataka has a lot to offer.Please come and join us and be enriched by the science, culture and friendship that the BioGenesis Health Cluster conferences have to offer. This experience will re-energize you to provide the best to the eldelry under your care.


Dr.V. P. Rao

Chairman,
BioGenesis Health Cluster

AIMS OF THE CONFERENCE


Our aim through this conference is to raise awareness about the speed of population ageing and, more generally, about the experience of being old in our changing world. Abuse, neglect and violence against older persons are much more prevalent than currently acknowledged, and points the way towards more effective prevention strategies and stronger legislation that can protect their human rights.

Access to Quality Health care

In order to realize their right to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, older persons must have access to age-friendly and affordable health-care information and services that meet their needs. This includes preventive, curative and long-term care. A lifecourse perspective should include health promotion and disease prevention activities that focus on maintaining independence, preventing and delaying disease and disability, and providing treatment. Policies are needed to promote healthy lifestyles, assistive technology, medical research and rehabilitative care. Training of caregivers and health professionals is essential to ensure that those who work with older persons have access to information and basic training in the care of older people. Better support must be provided to all caregivers, including family members, community-based carers, particularly for long-term care for frail older persons, and older people who care for others. The conference wants to point out that good health must lie at the core of society’s response to population ageing. Ensuring that people, while living longer lives, live healthier lives will result in greater opportunities and lower costs to older persons, their families and society

Income Security

Among the most urgent concerns of older persons worldwide is income security. Older persons themselves most frequently mention this, together with health. These issues are also among the greatest challenges for governments faced with ageing populations. The global economic crisis has exacerbated the financial pressure to ensure both economic security and access to health care in old age.

Enabling Environments

An age-friendly physical environment that promotes the development and use of innovative technologies that encourage active ageing is especially important as people grow older and experience diminished mobility and visual and hearing impairments. Affordable housing and easily accessible transportation that encourage ageing in place are essential to maintain independence, facilitate social contacts and permit older persons to remain active members of the society

Social Status of the Elderly

The conference stresses the need to address current societal inequalities by ensuring equal access of all segments of the population to education, employment, health care and basic social services that will enable people to live decently in the present and save for the future. It calls for strong investments in human capital by improving the education and employment prospects of the current generation of young people.

FOCUS OF THE CONFERENCE

  • Recognize the inevitability of population ageing and the need to adequately prepare all stakeholders (governments, civil society, private sector, communities, and families) for the growing numbers of older persons
  • Ensure that all older persons can live with dignity andsecurity, enjoying access to essential health and socialservices and a minimum income through the implementationof national social protection floors and other socialinvestments
  • Support communities and families to develop supportsystems which ensure that frail older persons receive thelong-term care they need and promote active and healthyageing
  • Developing comparative research on ageing, and ensure that genderandculture-sensitive data and evidence from this researchare available to inform policymaking.
  • Overwhelming burden of disease in older persons such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs),Ischaemic heart disease, stroke and chronic lung diseaseswhichare the biggest killers. Visual and hearing impairment, dementia and osteoarthritis which are the main causes of disability
  • Injuries, particularly those caused by falls, in older persons are an often unrecorded but frequent event, which may start a downward spiral in health status, resulting in death or long-term care needs.
  • Dementia is the greatest cause of years lost due to disability in developed countries and the second greatest worldwide The total number of people with dementia worldwide in 2010 is estimated at 35.6 million and is projected to nearly double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050. The total number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, equivalent to one new case every four seconds.
  • Policies for healthy ageing: Good health needs to lie at the core of society’s response to population ageing
  • Technology ensuring more safety at home, facilitating health care, brings new Which can creates greater access to informationin older persons’ life.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Neurobiology of Aging
Psychology and Aging
Geriatrics Oncology/Hematology
Alzheimer’s, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Nutrition, Health and Aging
Biogerontology
Ageing and Society
Clinical Interventions in Aging
Geriatric Psychiatry
Aging and Physical Activity
Gerodontology
Geriatric Cardiology
Rheumatology
Orthopedics
Diabetes & Endocrinology
Urology
Women and Aging
Cross-Cultural Gerontology
Biomedicine and Aging Pathology
Geriatric Rehabilitation
Geriatric Care and Nursing
Technology & Innovation in Geriatrics
Toward Evidence-Based End-of-Life Care
Elder Abuse & Neglect

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING




  • Exchange ideas and network with leading geriatricians, family physicians, care givers, nurses and researchers from 40 countries
  • Discuss quality initiatives that can be applied in the practice
  • Discuss ways to collaborate in putting quality initiatives in place throughout the hospital system
  • Describe current state-of-the-art treatments available for provide better healthcare to elderly population
  • Discuss the latest technology and breakthrough medical innovations available to treat severe medical conditions in ageing population.
  • Participants can gain direct access to a core audience of professionals and decision makers and can increase visibility through branding and networking at the conference
  • Superior Speakers :
    Learn and discuss key news and challenges with senior level speakers.
  • Expansive Coverage:
    With presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and workshops, we cover every topic from top to bottom, from global macro issues to strategies to tactical issues.

  • Exchange ideas and network with leading geriatricians, family physicians, care givers, nurses and researchers from 40 countries
  • Discuss quality initiatives that can be applied in the practice
  • Discuss ways to collaborate in putting quality initiatives in place throughout the hospital system
  • Describe current state-of-the-art treatments available for provide better healthcare to elderly population
  • Discuss the latest technology and breakthrough medical innovations available to treat severe medical conditions in ageing population.
  • Participants can gain direct access to a core audience of professionals and decision makers and can increase visibility through branding and networking at the conference
  • Superior Speakers: Learn and discuss key news and challenges with senior level speakers.
  • Expansive Coverage: With presentations, panel discussions, roundtable discussions, and workshops, we cover every topic from top to bottom, from global macro issues to strategies to tactical issues.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Medical Directors
  • Dental Professionals
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Urologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Mental health practitioners
  • Healthcare Faculty
  • Scientists and Researchers
  • Students and others interested in the field of aging.

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