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Agenda of episode 3

Date

27 October 2020

Time

16.15-17.00 CEST / Zurich (UTC+2)
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Speakers

Nir Barzilai, Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Director of the Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

The increase in the elderly population in developed economies raises questions about trends in life expectancy, age-specific mortality and morbidity. Greater understanding of the dynamics of ageing will help us improve provision of health and social care; as well as addressing the pressing need of funding an ageing population.

The session will consider many of the biological questions and uncertainties surrounding ageing. What are the drivers of mortality rates in old age and how will they develop over the next 20 years? Is there an upper limit to life expectancy or will we see further increases? What do we know about the biology of ageing? Can some of its effects be reversed, and the period of healthy life span be extended?

In episode 3 of "The Ageing Effect", we are joined by Nir Barzilai, Director of the Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and recent author of "Age later", and by John Schoonbee, Global Chief Medical Officer, Swiss Re

“The Ageing Effect” is a four-part series by Swiss Re Institute and Asia Society Switzerland exploring the effects of demographic change on Asia and the World.

SEE THE OTHER 3 EPISODES

Webinar The reskilling challenge

Webinar Who pays for ageing?

Webinar The Japanification of the world

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Nir Barzilai

Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Director of the Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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The Ageing Effect

In a four-part series, Swiss Re Institute and Asia Society Switzerland will explore the effects of ageing on Asia and the world and ask what we can do to address them.

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