Advanced Technologies for an Ageing Population

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Advanced Technologies for an Ageing Population

Time: March 23, 2011 to March 24, 2011
Location: The IET Teacher Building, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Website or Map: http://www.nano.org.uk/confer…
Phone: +44(0)1786 458028
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Carrie Smith
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2010

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Many parts of Europe belong to the group of countries with the highest levels of life expectancy worldwide. At the same time lower birth rates and declining mortality at higher ages both reverse the age pyramid, leading to a shrinking number of younger people, an ageing work force, and an increasing number and share of older people in the population. These demographic changes place an ever-increasing pressure on healthcare systems that are already under severe financial pressure and an increased incidence of diseases and conditions associated with old age.

This places a two-fold challenge on advanced technologies to provide both improved treatments for conditions associated with ageing and to contribute to a reduction in the overall costs of healthcare. But is this possible?

In this highly topical and important Conference, to be held in the vibrant city of Glasgow, the Institute of Nanotechnology brings together an international panel of expert speakers who will examine these challenges in several themes across two days. The first day of the Conference will examine some of the medical challenges, focusing particularly on new approaches to diagnosing and treating degenerative diseases. The second day will focus on a range of new assistive technologies as well as analysing demographic trends and examining ethical issues and challenges.

For further information contact Carrie Smith, carrie.smith@nano.org.uk

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