Healthy ageing was a two-day conference held by the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences' FORUM. The UK Government has set the Grand Challenge of achieving five extra years of healthy older age by 2035, but achieving this will be reliant on innovations in research and health and social care systems that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds. Speakers discussed scientific advances across ageing research, from basic mechanisms that drive ageing through to novel treatments and other interventions - considering how we define healthy ageing and prioritise the most effective research and innovations. The meeting addressed the implications of our ageing population for society, policy, and the health and social care systems. Finally, it considered how healthier older age can be realised through research, policy and other initiatives, exploring the ethical, social and economic frameworks that will be needed to ensure sustainable and fair benefit for all.
Attending this event
This open event was free to attend and was intended for participants with an interest in the life sciences sector from a variety of backgrounds including academia, industry, government, as well as regulatory and other scientific bodies.
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About the conference series
This meeting forms part of the Royal Society's Transforming our Future series and the Academy of Medical Sciences' FORUM programme.
The Transforming our Future meetings are unique, high-level events that address scientific and technical challenges of the next decade and bring together leading experts from wider scientific community, industry, government and charities. The meetings are organised with the support of the Royal Society Science, Industry and Translation Committee.
The Academy's FORUM programme brings together industry, academia and the NHS, and the charity, regulatory and wider healthcare sectors. It provides an independent platform to bring together leaders from across the life sciences sector to discuss scientific opportunities, technology trends, translational challenges and strategic choices in healthcare.
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