Healthy ageing conference

09.00-17.00, 13 and 14 February 2020

Royal Society London

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London

Healthy ageing was a two-day conference held by the Academy of Medical Sciences' FORUM and the Royal Society. The UK Government has set the Grand Challenge of achieving five extra years of healthy older age by 2035, but achieving this will be reliant on innovations in research and health and social care systems that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. Speakers will discuss scientific advances across ageing research, from basic mechanisms that drive ageing through to novel treatments and other interventions - considering how we define healthy ageing and prioritise the most effective research and innovations. The meeting will address the implications of our ageing population for society, policy, and the health and social care systems. Finally, it will consider how healthier older age can be realised through research, policy and other initiatives, exploring the ethical, social and economic frameworks that will be needed to ensure sustainable and fair benefit for all.

This two-day conference took place on 13 and 14 February at the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AG.

This open event was free to attend and is intended for participants with an interest in the life sciences sector from a variety of backgrounds including academia, industry, government, as well as regulatory and other scientific bodies.

The report of this conference has now been published and can be downloaded here.

Contact the FORUM team for more information.

About the conference series

This meeting forms part of the Academy of Medical Sciences' FORUM programme and the Royal Society's Transforming our Future series.

The Academy's FORUM programme brings together industry, academia and the NHS, and the charity, regulatory and wider healthcare sectors. It provides an independent platform to bring together leaders from across the life sciences sector to discuss scientific opportunities, technology trends, translational challenges and strategic choices in healthcare.

The Royal Society’s Transforming our Future meetings are unique, high-level events that address scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and bring together leading experts from wider scientific community, industry, government and charities. The meetings are organised with the support of the Royal Society Science, Industry and Translation Committee.

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