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The Age to Come - 9 December 2014, Stockholm

Event Info Venue Registration Programme Panellists Partners

Demographic Change: Causes and Consequences

09:30

Lars Heikensten

Welcome

09:40

Jim Vaupel

Population Ageing: Causes and Consequences

09:55

Ursula Staudinger

Demographic Change and Growth:
A Paradox?

10:10

Naohiro Ogawa

The Population Ageing "Tsunami" Sweeping Through Japan and Other Asian Countries

10:25

Panellists:
David Bloom, Daniel McFadden, Michael Wolf, Sara Czaja, Martin Kohli
Moderator: Ursula Staudinger

Implications of an Older World

11:00 – 11:30 Break

The Science and Conditions of Ageing

11:30

Tom Kirkwood

Why We Age

11:45

Andrew Oswald

Do Nobel Laureates Live Longer?

11:55

Panellists:
Cynthia Kenyon, Elizabeth Blackburn, Linda Partridge, Tom Kirkwood, James Vaupel
Moderator: Adam Smith

The Limits of Life:How Old Will We Get?

12:20

Mikael Damberg

New Age, New Politics? (Conversation with Mattias Fyrenius)

12:30

Laura Carstensen

The Emotional Side of Ageing: Growing Older and Better

12:45

Joe Coughlin

Walking with AGNES to Reengineer an Ageing World

13:00

Wrap-up of morning session

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Afternoon Sessions

Science A

Innovation B

Economics C

14:00

The Biology of Ageing (Moderator: Göran Hansson)

Questions/Topics

Why do we age? Is there a biological age limit for humans? What can we learn from comparative studies and has evolution had a chance to do anything about ageing?

Panellists

Tom Kirkwood, Elizabeth Blackburn, Craig Mello, Cynthia Kenyon, Nils-Göran Larsson

14:00

Technological Innovations (Moderator: Soki Choi)

Questions/Topics

Does technology favour the young? How can technology improve the lives of the elderly? Can developments in ICT meet older people’s needs?

Panellists

Joseph Coughlin, Sara Mazur, Sara Czaja, Sarah Harper

14:00

The Changing Economic Burden (Moderator: Johanna Wallenius)

Questions/Topics

Can welfare systems cope in the face of an ageing population? Who will bear the economic burden of an ageing population? Does ageing lead to greater inequality in income and health?

Panellists

Naohiro Ogawa, Daniel McFadden, David Bloom, Eric Maskin

14:45

Diseases of Ageing (Moderator: Göran Hansson)

Questions/Topics

How is the burden of disease changing and who will develop treatments to these diseases? Can we afford to treat age-related diseases? Is dementia inevitable?

Panellists

Miia Kivipelto, Linda Partridge, Aaron Ciechanover, Ingmar Skoog, Eric Kandel

14:45

Changing Attitudes to the Elderly (Moderator: Soki Choi)

Questions/Topics

How are the elderly currently perceived? Will perceptions change as the population ages? How are family values changing and adapting to the demographic change?

Panellists

Naohiro Ogawa, Ursula Staudinger, Martin Kohli, Laura Carstensen

14:45

Economic Opportunities of Ageing (Moderator: Johanna Wallenius)

Questions/Topics

How can we get older workers to remain employed longer? Is immigration a solution to an ageing population? Will women work more when they have fewer children?

Panellists

Daniel McFadden, Sarah Harper, David Bloom, Eric Maskin, Andrew Oswald

15:30 – 16:00 Break

16:00

Eric Kandel and Jeff Koons in conversation
(Moderator: Zeinab Badawi)

Immortality in Art and Science (Moderator: Zeinab Badawi)

16:30

Panellists:
Elizabeth Blackburn, Eric Maskin, Daniel McFadden, Aaron Ciechanover, Craig Mello, Eric Kandel

Scenario Mapping: What Can We Say About the Future? (Moderator: Adam Smith)

17:00

Close of Meeting

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