Programme

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9:30am - Registration, tea and coffee

10:00am - Introduction

Mr Tony Mander, President, Forum of Food & Health, Royal Society of Medicine

10:15am - The demographics of ageing

Professor Richard Faragher, Professor of Biological Gerontology, University of Brighton

10:50am - Interventions to slow ageing – are we ready?

Professor David Gems, Professor of Biogerontology, Institute of Healthy Ageing, University College London

11:20am - Genetics and ageing in humans

Dr Sarah Rae, Consultant Rheumatologist, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and Dr Melita Irving, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

11:55am - Nutritional strategies for adult healthy musculoskeletal ageing

Dr Leigh Breen, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism, University of Birmingham

12:30pm - Oral health in an ageing population

Speaker to be confirmed

1:00pm - Panel discussion

1:20pm - Lunch

2:20pm - NHS culture and openness

Professor Graham Martin, Director of Research, Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute, University of Cambridge

2:55pm - Improved survival after stroke

Olenda and Oxford Group

3:25pm - Tea and coffee break

3:40pm - Extra time

Baroness Camilla Cavendish of Little Venice

4:10pm - Panel discussion

4:30pm - Close of meeting