Healthy Aging From Cells to Society: A Public Lecture Series

Event Details:

  • Date: 7th January, 2020,
  • Time: Sign-in time 5:30 PM  | Start time 6:00pm – 7:30 PM
  • Location: Vancouver General Hospital, Jim Pattison Pavillion South, Room 1891

Hosted by the UBC School of Kinesiology and the Physical Activity and Precision Health Research Cluster and supported by the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Killam Connection Award. We’ve invited internationally renowned researchers and physicians to engage  the topic of healthy and successful aging from different perspectives. It is our hope that through this series of five lectures, that our public audiences will emerge with a greater appreciation for the many different ways to think about what promotes or hinders healthy and successful aging. Our goal is to support a Canadian culture that values science and discovery to support decisions – at the individual and policy levels.

The first lecture takes place on January 7th, 2020 with the Dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Lloyd Minor, who will present on “Precision Health: Stanford’s Vision for Healthy Aging.” With Dr. Minor’s leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead biomedical revolution in Precision Health – a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that empowers people to lead healthy lives.

Dr. Minor’s presentation will speak to that the fact that life expectancy in the US has dropped for three consecutive years, and life expectancy at birth in Canada has simply stopped rising. Many factors contribute to this lack of progress, but one is the traditional reactive model of healthcare. Stanford Medicine’s Precision Health vision is ushering in proactive healthcare that will improve health and wellness throughout the lifespan by predicting, preventing and curing disease-precisely.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.

Lecture Poster

Scheduled Upcoming Lectures:

  • January 7th, 2020

    Precision Health: Stanford’s Vision for Healthy Aging
    Dr. Lloyd Minor, MD
    Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine

  • January 28th, 2020

    Winners and Losers in Global Action on Aging
    Dr. Norah Keating, PhD, FCAHS, FGSA
    Director, Global Social Issues on Aging, International Association of
    Gerontology & Geriatrics

  • February 11th, 2020

    Self-Determination As We Age, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing
    Dr. Evan Adams, MD
    Chief Medical Officer for the First Nations Health Authority

  • March 10th, 2020

    The Environment and Our Health: New Discoveries Using Novel Approaches
    Dr. David Rehkopf, PhD
    Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy at Stanford University

  • March 24th, 2020

    Step Counting and Cadence Tracking in Older Adults:Implications for Health
    Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, PhD, FACSM, FNAK
    Professor and Dean of the College of Health and HumanServices at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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