Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research

Ageing and Health: Breaking Down Boundaries 

The Medicalization of Old Age

Thursday November 28th 2013

This participatory event engages with

Keynote speakers:

  • Paul Higgs, Professor of the Sociology of Ageing, University College London
  • Dr Joao Pedro De Magalhaes, Institute of Integrative Biology of Ageing, University of Liverpool.(tbc)
  • Dr Kieran Breen, Director of Research & Innovation, Parkinson’s UK. (tbc)
  • Daphne Wallace, activist and member of EU Working party of people with dementia.

Facilitated by some of the key thinkers, policy-makers and activists in this field, this event provides a forum for knowledge exchange and impact activities between academics, practitioners, the public, private and third sectors as well as older people around the medicalization of old age.

It aims to open up opportunities for original and innovative interdisciplinary debate on key issues for policy and practice in the UK around the medicalization of old age. It is anticipated that these debates will also have wider resonance for the developed world.

Attendance is free but places are limited if you are attending in person.  Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.  Places are available if you wish to view the seminar via webcam.

Registration and Contact Details:

If you would like to come to this seminar or would like to attend virtually through Adobe Connectplease fill out the ‘Expression of Interest’ form available here.




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