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Facing up to frailty: health care issues in an ageing population

06 Apr 2010

Public lecture on 19 April for anyone with an interest in these issues

Lecture for the Public: ‘Facing up to frailty: health care challenges and opportunities in an ageing population’
Ken Rockwood, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie University, Canada

Monday 19 April 2010, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Lecture Theatre B, University Place

Organised by Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA), this will be a thought-provoking talk addressing some of the issues surrounding the topic – there will be opportunities to network, share knowledge and expertise.

About Ken Rockwood

Ken Rockwood is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investigator and an active staff physician in the Department of Medicine at Capital Health, Halifax. He has a longstanding interest in dementia. He is also a leading authority on frailty, focusing his investigations on the complexity of frailty. He has published six books and more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

About Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA)

MICRA is a University of Manchester wide initiative working in collaboration with external agencies such as Manchester City Council. It is designed to promote interdisciplinary and innovative research on all aspects of ageing. MICRA works with academics from social sciences, medicine, life sciences, epidemiology, neuroscience, psychiatry etc along with policy makers from the public sector. MICRA has six broad, overlapping working groups:

  • Health and social inequalities
  • Work and retirement
  • Frailty
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Genetics and biology of ageing

MICRA operates to enhance the potential for The University of Manchester to contribute to and lead the research and policy agendas in this area.

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About the Institute of Health Sciences

The Institute of Health Sciences (IHS)  is a networked organisation that brings together health science groups within the University of Manchester and our local partner NHS Trusts – primary care, acute, mental health and NHS North West. We support interdisciplinary networks, promote new alliances, support strategic developments and promote the prestige of the health sciences community in Greater Manchester and the NW, helping improve health care practice through high quality research in the health sciences.

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Who should attend?

Anyone with an interest in healthcare issues in an ageing population such lay public, voluntary groups, council, NHS and social care policy makers as well as academics from all disciplines across The University of Manchester. If you’d like to join MICRA, please get in touch with the IHS team.

Please confirm your attendance at this FREE lecture, as numbers are needed for catering purposes, by contacting:

  • Jane Mann, Secretary, Institute of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, at or 0161 306 7900