2016 Program

2016 Program

Monday 18 April 2016

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mr Bjarne Hastrup, Chief Executive Officer of DaneAge and President of the International Federation on Ageing
Social Policy Imperatives in an Ageing Population

Chaired by Dr Jane Barratt, International Federation on Ageing, Canada

How is the active ageing framework complementary to the paradigm shift of healthy ageing?

Dr John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing and Lifecourse, World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

The Enabling Society

Moderated by Dr John Beard, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Are key stakeholders prepared for this transformation?

Mr Bjarne Hastrup, DaneAge, Denmark

Mr Peter Hicks, Peter Hicks Consulting, Canada

The Case for Reablement

Moderated by Prof Alex Mihailidis, University of Toronto, Canada

A conversation with the experts of the IFA Global Think Tank on Ageing

Dr Chris Poulos, HammondCare, Australia

Prof Alan Sinclair, Diabetes Frail, United Kingdom

Prof Rudi Westendorp, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Policy in Denmark

Introduced by Mr Bjarne Hastrup

Ms Ninna Thomsen, Mayor of Health and Care, Copenhagen City, Denmark

Reablement in Practice

Moderated by Dr Michael Teit Nielsen, DaneAge, Denmark

The reablement approach: Elements and execution toward healthy ageing

Prof Gill Lewin, Curtin University, Australia

Prof Linda Clare, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Ms Ruth Crowder, Welsh Reablement Alliance, United Kingdom

The Case for Assistive Technology

Moderated by Ms Sue Hendy, Council on the Ageing, Australia

The application and impact of AT on the functional ability of an older person.

Prof Alex Mihailidis, Toronto Rehab Institute-UHN / University of Toronto, Canada

Tuesday 19 April 2016

Opening Remarks
Dr Jane Barratt
Setting the Scene from WHO Europe

Chaired by Mr Brian O’Connor, European Connected (EC) Health Alliance, Ireland

Reablement in an age-friendly environment

Dr Manfred Huber, Coordinator of Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care, World Health Organization, Denmark

Building and Implementing a New Agenda on Healthy Ageing

Facilitated by Dr Ritu Sadana, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization, Switzerland

This session will consider approaches to create new evidence to inform policy and practice on healthy ageing.  The context is a new paradigm on healthy ageing, as promoted by the World Report on Ageing and Health (2015), with the opportunity to galvanize global action, within a new WHO global strategy and action plan on ageing and health (expected in 2016).

Working groups will identify challenges that could be addressed in the next 5 years, to initiate a major shift from condition-specific research, to person-centred research on healthy ageing.  Reports from each group will help hone the agenda setting questions to build partnerships, resources and capacities, and bridge the science – policy gap.

Breakout groups chaired by:

  • Prof Sue Gordon, Flinders University, Australia
  • Prof Gill Lewin, Curtin University, Australia
  • Prof Mike Martin, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Prof Tine Rostgaard, The Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research, Denmark
Scalability of the Reablement Approach

Moderated by Dr Amy D’Aprix, Essential Conversations Project, Canada

Reablement from the macro to the micro

Mr Brian O’Connor, EC Health Alliance, Ireland

Dr Chris Poulos, University of New South Wales, Australia

The Economics and Ethics of a Reablement Approach

Moderated by Mr Graeme Prior, Hall and Prior Health and Aged Care Group, Australia

Mr. Frido Kraanen, PGGM, Netherlands

Dr Peter Bo Poulsen, Pfizer, Denmark

The economic burden of pneumonia in Danish municipalities among their elderly citizens – is there a case for vaccination as a reablement strategy?

Next Steps and Closing Remarks

Is reablement the missing intervention in healthy ageing policy

Mr Bjarne Hastrup, CEO of DaneAge and President of IFA