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Facing up to frailty: Public lecture by Professor Ken Rockwood

07 Sep 2010

On 4 October in University Place

Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA)

Facing up to frailty: health care challenges and opportunities in an ageing population
Monday 4 October 2010, 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Lecture Theatre B, University Place

The ageing of populations is leading to major changes in our societies and is increasingly the focus of national and international policy discussion and research. And whilst some highlight the economic and social risks, others recognise the benefits of an older, but healthier and more actively engaged population. Frailty is a symptom of ageing and is one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. In this lecture, world expert on frailty Ken Rockwood will shed light on the complexities of frailty and share insights from his revolutionary medical research and practice.

Dr Ken Rockwood is Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research at Dalhousie University, Canada, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Investigator and policy advisor to the Canadian Government. He is the principal investigator of the Research to Action Program in Dementia (RAPID), a national, multicentre project to provide better care for people with dementia by facilitating and carrying out translational research and knowledge translation. Professor Rockwood is the author of six books and more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific publications.

MICRA is a University of Manchester initiative promoting interdisciplinary and innovative research on all aspects of ageing. MICRA acts as a catalyst to enhance the capacity of academics from all disciplines to conduct research and translate findings into practical application (policy, clinical innovations, technology etc), working in collaboration with the NHS, private and voluntary organisations.  

This public lecture will be chaired by Professor Alistair Burns with an introduction by Professor James Nazroo. Please note, this public lecture was originally scheduled for April 2010 but was postponed due to the volcanic ash. 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket requirement. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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