Annual Conference 2012 - Healthy Ageing : Radical New Solutions
Thanks to all who attended our Annual Conference at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists London and helped to make it such an inspiring day.
This year's conference was attended by over 220 patients, students and health practitioners. 80 of you came to the pre-conference workshops and 190 sat down to dinner with our VIP guest.
We heard from experts on a wide range of subjects, from Prof Elizabeth Blackburn's latest research into telomeres, to Innovations Prize winner Fit as a Fiddle's Community projects. We were impressed with Michael Pittilo Prize winner, Joshua Harvey's essay on encouraging Healthy Aging and motivated by descriptions of current radical approaches on the ground.
A complete conference report is coming soon and will be available to members. For access to this and selected presentations from our speakers - sign up here.
Pre-conference workshops held on 2nd May
Dr Anthony Falconer, President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Lord Walton of Detchant
Dr Michael Dixon, Chairman, College of Medicine
Sir Graeme Catto, President, College of Medicine
Professor David Oliver, National Clinical Director for Older People Services, Department of Health
Professor Chris Drinkwater CBE, Emeritus Professor of Primary Care Development, Northumbria University
Professor Dr Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009 Nobel Prize Winner and International Expert on Ageing and Telomeres
Delia Meth-Cohn, Editorial Director CEMEA, Economist Intelligence Unit
Dr Chris Manning, College of Medicine Mental Health Policy Lead
Professor Steve Field, Chair of NHS Future Forum and former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners
Bishop Lindsay Urwin OGS
Dr Harry Brunjes, Vice President, College of Medicine
Josh harvey, University of Oxford, Winner of the 2012 Michael Pittilo Student Essay Competition
Hugh MacPherson, Senior Research Scientist, University of York
Professor David Peters, College of Medicine Faculty for Self Care
Simon Mills, College of Medicine Faculty for Self Care
Dr Brian Fisher
Richard Brown, President, British Chiropractic Association; Co-Chair, College of Medicine Neuro-musculoskeletal Faculty
Nursing and caring for an ageing population - Professor Donna Kinnair DBE, Chief Nurse, NHS South East London
Dr Amit Bhargava, Crawley Commissioning Consortia Chair
Professor Aidan Halligan, Vice President, College of Medicine