Past event

Conference

Ageing and Health: Policy and Economics in an Era of Longevity

9 Feb 2015 - 09:00 to 10 Feb 2015 - 13:00

Chatham House, London

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:

  • Are current health, public policy and economic responses to global ageing adequate?
  • How can health systems develop sustainable strategies to support an ageing global population?
  • How can the challenge of managing chronic conditions be met and at what cost?
  • How can societies address the financial impact of ageing populations?
  • Are businesses reacting quickly enough to an ageing workforce and consumer base?

The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Twitter
Suggested hashtag: #CHageing

Speaker Commentary

"Whether we consider the economic or the human benefits, nothing will do more to address the global aging challenge than to ensure that health spans rise along with life spans." 
Dr Richard Jackson, President, Global Aging Institute

In his speaker commentary piece, Dr Jackson describes the challenges posed by global ageing, outlines possible policy responses, and highlights themes for consideration at the conference. 

Pricing

For any questions about which rate applies to you, please call +44 (0)20 7314 2782. 

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EXCL. VATINCL. VAT
Major corporate member rates
All organizations£625£750
Corporate member rates
Commercial organizations£1,360£1,632
Government departments£795£954
NGOs and academics£525£630
Standard rates
Commercial organizations£1,495£1,794 
Government departments£895£1,074
NGOs and academics£580£696

Day One Monday 9 February
09:30

Session One | Adjusting to Population Ageing
09:30- 11:00 

Chair’s opening remarks
Dr Michael W Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

Moderated panel discussion
This opening session will assess the ability and will of governments to respond to global ageing. Discussants will also address the health and economic implications of ageing, opportunities for innovation, and public and private policy responses to ageing societies.

  • How will ageing-related demographic changes affect policy priorities and policymaking structures? Is it politically possible for governments to increasingly prioritize older people’s needs? 
  • How can health systems respond to the public health challenge of global ageing, including the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions?
  • How are rapidly urbanizing nations being affected by population ageing?
  • As the costs of caring for ageing populations increase and birth rates decline, how will this affect intergenerational equity?
  • How can corporations rethink their strategies to adapt to ageing societies?

Moderator
Dr Michael W Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

Panellists
László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission (2010–14)

Dr Kiyoshi Kurokawa, Professor of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, and Chair, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan

Xiao Caiwei, Vice President, China National Committee on Ageing

Dr Richard Jackson, President, Global Aging Institute   

Questions and discussion

11:00-11:30    Refreshments

Session Two | Establishing Health Priorities for Ageing Populations
11:30 - 13:30 

Chair
Dr Alexandre Kalache, Co-President, International Longevity Centre (ILC) Global Alliance; Senior Advisor on Global Aging, New York Academy of Medicine

  • What are the health policy priorities for an ageing society?

Keynote speaker
Laurence Rossignol, Minister of State for the Family, Elderly People and Adult Care, France

Questions and discussion

  • What are the primary factors that influence longevity and health in old age?
  • How can health services focus more effectively on quality of life outcomes?

Speaker
Professor Tom Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Ageing, Newcastle University

Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing

Questions and discussion

  • What does population ageing mean for the way health services are designed, delivered and funded?

Keynote speaker
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England

Questions and discussion

13.30 - 14:30 Lunch

Session Three | Managing Non-communicable Diseases
14:30 - 15:45

  • How are countries responding to the epidemiological transition from acute infectious diseases to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the major cause of mortality and morbidity in older adults?
  • As the prevalence of NCDs among older people increases, how can research and innovation in key disease areas be improved? 
  • How can low and middle income countries deal with the increasing NCD burden amongst older populations?
  • What new care models for older people with NCDs have been developed? How can they be replicated?

Chair
Carol Jagger, AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

Speakers
Dr Husseini K Manji, Global Therapeutic Head for Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Consultant Research Fellow in Global Health Security, Chatham House

Jannette Spiering, Director, De Hogeweyk Dementia Village

Questions and discussion

15:45–16:15 Refreshments

Session Four | Making Health Systems Fit for Ageing Societies
16:15 - 17:45 

  • How can health systems in developing economies adapt to ageing populations?

Keynote address
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UN Population Fund, and Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

Questions and discussion

Moderated panel discussion

  • How can health systems develop a more preventative healthcare approach?
  • How are health systems in developing economies adapting to changes to social structures and support networks?
  • What strategies can be developed to support care for older people with complex needs?
  • How can health technologies help to improve health systems' performance?

Moderator
Dr Josep Figueras, Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Panellists
Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Nicoline Vackerberg, Coordinator, The Esther Network

Alana Officer, Senior Health Adviser (Ageing and Life Course), World Health Organization

Nadia Frontigny, Vice President, Care Management, Orange Healthcare

Questions and discussion

17:45 End of day one and reception hosted by Chatham House

Day two Tuesday 10 February
09:30

Session Five | Meeting the Cost of Healthcare
09:30 - 11:00 

  • What has been the impact of population ageing on healthcare expenditure and resource allocation in health services? To what extent can policymakers set limits and priorities on healthcare provision for older people?
  • How can the rising costs of supporting people with dementia be managed? 
  • Is the economic burden for age-related healthcare likely to move from the state to the individual?

Chair
Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing

Speakers
Toshiro Kumakawa, Director, Health and Welfare Services, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

George McNamara, Head of Policy, Alzheimer's Society

Professor Karl Lauterbach, Member of the Deutsche Bundestag; Professor of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne

Nina Desai, Head of Care Solutions, Swiss Re

Questions and discussion

11:00-11:30 Refreshments

Session Six | Economic Implications of Population Ageing
11:30 - 13:00 

Moderated panel discussion
Panel discussion on the wider economic aspects and outcomes of ageing populations, including a focus on macroeconomic trends, changes to labour markets, retirement strategies and policies, and the growth of older people as a consumer group.

Moderator
Dr Richard Jackson, President, Global Aging Institute

Panellists
Dr Michael W Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

Sarbjit Nahal, Head of Thematic Investing Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Chip Castille, Chief Retirement Strategist, Global Retirement Strategy Group, BlackRock

Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland (1991-95) and Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries

Questions and discussion

13:00 End of conference and lunch

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Keynote Speakers

Speakers

Esko Aho

Prime Minister of Finland (1991-95); Executive Chairman of the Board, East Office of Finnish Industries

Dr Amina Aitsi-Selmi

Consultant Research Fellow in Global Health Security, Chatham House

László Andor

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission (2010–14)

Dr Jane Barratt

Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing

Xiao Caiwei

Vice President, China National Committee on Ageing

Chip Castille

Chief Retirement Strategist, Global Retirement Strategy Group, BlackRock

Nina Desai

Head of Care Solutions, Swiss Re

Professor Kevin Fenton

Director of Health and Wellbeing, Public Health England

Dr Josep Figueras

Director, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

Nadia Frontigny

Vice President, Care Management, Orange Healthcare

Dr Michael W Hodin

Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging

Dr Richard Jackson

President, Global Aging Institute

Carol Jagger

AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

Dr Alexandre Kalache

Co-President, International Longevity Centre (ILC) Global Alliance; Senior Advisor on Global Aging, New York Academy of Medicine

Professor Tom Kirkwood

Dean for Ageing, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

Toshiro Kumakawa

Director, Health and Welfare Services, National Institute of Public Health, Japan

Dr Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Chair, Health and Global Policy Institute, Japan

Dr Husseini Manji

Global Therapeutic Head for Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development

George McNamara

Head of Policy, Alzheimer's Society

Sarbjit Nahal

Head of Thematic Investing Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Alana Officer

Senior Health Adviser (Ageing and Life Course), WHO

Jannette Spiering

Director, De Hogeweyk Dementia Village

Nicoline Vackerberg

Coordinator, The Esther Network

 

 

 


Venue

Chatham House
10 St James's Square
London
SW1Y 4LE
UK
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Directions

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Accommodation

Although we cannot book accommodation for delegates, we have arranged a reduced rate at some nearby hotels, where you can book your own accommodation. Please inform the hotel that you will be attending a conference at Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs) to qualify for the Institute's reduced rate.

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This conference will be held under the Chatham House Rule. Information for journalists

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Event documents

Dr Richard Jackson - Speaker Commentary.pdf
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Dr Michael Hodin - Speaker Commentary.pdf
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