International Commission on Healthy Longevity to Hold First Workshop Nov. 6-8 in Washington, D.C.


Advances in medicine and public health have dramatically extended the human lifespan over the past century. By 2050, there will be 1.6 billion people over the age of 65, accounting for 20 percent of the global population – more than double the number today.

An international commission tasked with assessing the existing and projected risks and opportunities presented by global aging is holding its first of three information-gathering workshops on Nov. 6-8.  The workshop will examine the social, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence healthy longevity, and feature topics such as gaps in current approaches and opportunities for promoting healthy behaviors across the life course and enabling aging populations to lead meaningful and productive lives; successes of policies and programs; and potential approaches and priorities for effective multi-sectoral solutions and actions to promote healthy longevity.

Part of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine’s Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity, this commission will assess evidence across three domains including social, behavioral, and environmental determinants; health care and public health systems; and science and technology. Consideration will also be given to cross-cutting themes including policy and practice, innovation, financing, and monitoring and metrics. The commission will produce a road map to guide a wide range of stakeholders in devising integrated, equitable, systems-based approaches to cultivate health and social care, productivity, and well-being for aging populations. NAM is serving as the secretariat of the commission, and an international oversight board is overseeing the commission’s work.

Event details:
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. EST
Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
Friday, Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST
AARP
601 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
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Seating is limited.  Reporters who wish to attend the meeting should register in advance:
202-334-2138
news@nas.edu

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