From 19th-22 March 2012 the 1st Congress on Healthy Ageing was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia. http://www.healthyageingcongress.com/
Statistics show that populations around the world, especially in less developing countries, are rapidly experiencing dramatic increases in numbers of elderly. By 2020, 80% of the elder people will be living in what are classified as middle income countries i.e. China and Brazil. The fact is that Ageing of populations presents both challenges and opportunities. Hence healthy ageing is very important. The general theme of the 1st World Congress on Healthy ageing was 'Evolution: Holistic ageing in an Age of Change'. The programme offered a broad and interdisciplinary spectrum of current services and research – conventional medicine, traditional and contemporary medicine approaches to prevention, promotion and management of healthy ageing – as well as showcased the latest medical and healthy ageing protocols. The main topics included: social determinants of healthy ageing evolution, Alzheimer’s disease social participation, role models of healthy Ageing, roles of DNA / genomics / molecules, fitness and nutrition, Chinese medicine, mental health, meditation and yoga, traditional herbal medicine, skin, stem cell, community involvement, sexuality, and nursing homes. The conference is different from gerontology conferences because of its focus on prevention and promotion of healthy ageing. It is a great pleasure to announce that the 2nd World Congress on Healthy ageing will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2015.
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