About Event We have arrived at an era where people are living longer. At this crossroad, the science, art and practice of longevity is alive with a horizon of possibilities to unlock the longevity dividend. Radical ideas and interdisciplinary approaches have been introduced to understand the experience of ageing from the perspectives of health, labour, housing, transport, urban planning, leisure, social participation, education and intergenerational relationships. This conference aims to bring together leading thinkers and practitioners and feature some of the best practices in the field of population ageing.
About the Organisers
CARE is an academic research centre based in Duke-NUS Medical School. It aims to harness the potentials of population ageing through its interdisciplinary expertise and collaborations across medical, social, psychological, economics and environmental perspectives. Recognising the need for a consolidated and long term approach towards longevity, CARE spearheads educational programmes to build competencies on ageing amongst researchers, policy and programme professionals. CARE also actively engages with government and industry partners to meet the needs of population ageing.
The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), established in 2006, is a network of eleven international research-intensive universities from nine countries across the globe. The IARU Aging, Longevity & Health initiative is one of the earliest joint research initiatives formed by the Alliance in 2006. The group examines this 21st century issue with a multidisciplinary approach. The initiative encompasses biological, psycho-social, cultural and public health policy issues arising from changing human population age demographics and the global human longevity transition.