Speakers: Professor Matthew Parsons and Dr Stephen Jacobs
Topic: Institute of Healthy Ageing Update - Matthew and Stephen will present an update on the exciting and innovative work of the Institute since its formal launch in November 2013 and the plans for 2015-2016.
When: Wednesday 18 March 2015, Noon – 1pm
Where: Bryant Education Centre, Main Auditorium
Speaker: Professor Natalie Jackson
Topic: "Baby Boomers - the economic miracle of our time"
As our population ages, the number of people 15 to 64 years (those potentially working and contributing tax) in relation to those over 65 reduces.
The implications of this are immense and can threaten the economic viability of nations. Fear not however, as Professor Jackson has a solution!
Professor Jackson is the professor of demography and the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, The University of Waikato. She is one of New Zealand’s leading demographers and is internationally acclaimed for her work on population ageing, migration and population composition, fertility change and regional population demography.
Speaker: Professor Des Gorman
Topic: "The New Zealand Public Health System - strengths, weaknesses and challenges".
Professor Gorman is Professor of Medicine at The University of Auckland, Executive Chairman of Health Workforce NZ, as well as hold many other key national roles; he plays a critical and central role in developing the health system in New Zealand.
Speaker: Silke Frederike Metzelthin
Topic: ‘An Interdisciplinary Primary Care Approach in Frail Older People: - Results of a Cluster Randomised Trial’.
The PhD thesis of Silke Friederike Metzelthin reports on the evaluation of an interdisciplinary primary care approach for community-dwelling frail older people: the ‘Prevention of Care’ (PoC) approach. The aim of this approach is to reduce disability and prevent (further) functional decline.In conclusion, despite positive experiences of professionals and frail older people, no evidence was found for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the PoC approach. Although, no positive results were found the PhD thesis provided valuable knowledge with regard to the complexity of interdisciplinary primary care for frail older people and describes methodological challenges in this field of research.