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Conference on Healthy Aging in Asia

Singapore, Singapore
04/03/2013 – 05/03/2013

Healthy Aging 2013

BACKGROUND

Widespread demographic changes are taking place in Asia. Countries within the region are starting to experience a rate of population aging that presents unique challenges to government policy makers and health professionals. As the population ages, chronic diseases become more prevalent, and this will both tax the healthcare system and increase public health spending. Nutrition and health strategies to prevent disease, as well as programs to promote healthy aging, have become an urgent priority.

This two-day meeting ‘Conference on Healthy Aging in Asia – Strategies to Meet Health and Lifestyle Challenges’ was organized by ILSI Southeast Asia Region, together with Health Promotion Board, Singapore and in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

The conference aimed to:

  • Present current scientific findings on diet, nutrition and longevity
  • Discuss the health status of the elderly in selected Asian countries
  • Share international and regional experiences, programs and research on aging
  • Identify effective nutrition and health strategies, and best practices to promote healthy aging

PROGRAM TOPICS

  • Diet, physical activity, stress and longevity
  • Macronutrients, micronutrients and functional foods in aging
  • Nutrition, genetics and chronic diseases
  • Nutritional status of the elderly
  • Holistic healthy aging and the community
  • Policies and programs to promote healthy aging

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Nutrition and health professionals, policy makers and government representatives involved in health promotion, food and nutrition industry professionals, academia and researchers

PRESENTATIONS

DAY 1
Plenary Session 1: Concepts and Biology of Aging
Biology of Aging and Impact on Health
Prof. John Mathers, Newscastle University, UK
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Are We Living Longer and in Better Health? Evidence from Singapore and Japan
Assoc Prof. Angelique Chan, Duke – NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
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Plenary Session 2: Age Associated Biological Changes and Nutrition
Caloric Restriction and Longevity
Dr. Eric Ravussin, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, USA
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Nutrition, Health and the Aging Brain: A Role for Antioxidants?
Prof. Barry Halliwell, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Concurrent Session 1: Diet and the Biology of Aging
Immune Erosion in Aging and Associated Conditions
Dr. Anis Larbi, Singapore Immunology Network A*Star, Singapore
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Iron, Cancer and Longevity
Dr. Shinya Toyokuni, Nagoya University, Japan

Diet and Hip Fracture Risk – Findings From the Singapore Chinese Health Study
Assoc Prof. Woon-Puay Koh, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, Singapore
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Functional Food and Ingredients – Scientific Updates and Claims Related to Aging
Prof. Jeyakumar Henry, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Singapore
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Functional Food and Ingredients – Links to Chronic Disease and Aging
Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland
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Concurrent Session 2: Active Aging: Staying Functional and Independent
Exercise – An Under-appreciated Miracle Drug that Extends Life by a Mile
Prof. Chi-Pang Wen
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The Science and Art of Falls Prevention
Mr. Paul Vardon, Queensland, Australia
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Measuring Physical Fitness Age, Physical Activity Level and Skeletal Muscle Cell Mass for Japanese Elderly
Dr. Yosuke Yamada, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto Japan
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Community Health Promotion for Seniors: The Singapore Experience
Ms. Samantha Bennett, Health Promotion Board, Singapore
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Malaysian Studies on Aging and Disability
Dr. Loke Seng Cheong, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
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Plenary Session 3: Nutrition, Genetics and Chronic Diseases
Nutrition, Epigenetics and Aging
Prof. John Mathers, Newcastle University, UK
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Plenary Session 4: Nutrition, Cognition and Brain Aging
Vitamin A, Phenolic Compounds and Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Kenjiro Ono, Kanazawa University, Japan
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Promoting Brain Function and Mental Health in Aging: The Role of Nutrition and Diet
Dr. Lei Feng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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CSIRO Lunch Symposium
Future Directions in Aging Research
Prof. Richard Head, University of South Australia and CSIRO Science Advisor, CSIRO Australia, Australia
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Plenary Session 5: Studies on Aging in Asia
Developing Standards to Support Singapore’s Silver Industry – An Overview of the Silver Industry Standards Committee
Mr. Robert Chew, Silver Industry Standards Committee, Singapore
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Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study
Assoc Prof. Tze Pin Ng, National University Hospital, Singapore
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Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging
Prof. Yasuhiko Saito, ARISH, Nihon University, Japan
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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact:
ILSI Southeast Asia Region
Phone: 65 6352 5220
Email: ilsisea@singnet.com.sg
Web www.ilsi-healthyaging2013.com