At the 4th in this series of lectures celebrating the educational, medical and research successes over the past 50 years, four prestigious speakers from our partners, The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, will talk about the challenges of an ageing society. Support medical education and research – Donate NOW About the talk: The last 50 years have seen profound changes in death rates for several major groups of diseases, particularly heart disease and cancer. Changes and improvements in lifestyle and healthcare have produced these dramatic effects, which have led to marked increases in life expectancy leading to a dramatic change in age distributions across the population.
This evening’s session will look at what has driven these changes, the challenges created by having a much larger number of elderly individuals, and will contrast this with the continuing challenges which exist in the care of the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community.
‘Living Longer – the Data’ with Professor Alistair Woodward, Head of the Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
‘Living Longer – the Consequences’ from Professor Martin Connolly, Freemasons’ Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Assistant Dean of Waitemata Clinical Campus, University of Auckland
‘Living Longer – Look after your hearing and stay connected’ by Professor Peter Thorne, Director of the Eisdell Moore Centre and Co-Director Brain Research New Zealand -Rangahau Roro Aotearoa, University of Auckland
‘The Eyes: More than a window to the soul’ with Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer, Department of Ophthalmology
Professor Sandie McCarthy, Head of the School of Nursing, University of Auckland