A Future of Healthy Aging
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 / 11:20 am - 12:10 pm
, Chairman, Center for the Future of Aging, Milken Institute
, Dean, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California
, Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center
, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer Inc.
The last century has seen advances in longevity that would have been unimaginable to prior generations. Longer life span is a remarkable accomplishment, but more must be done to extend health span -- the length of time we enjoy optimal health. From the battle to control chronic disease to the efforts to conquer Alzheimer's, there's much work to do. The stakes could not be higher for individuals, families and countries with aging populations. But hope is on the horizon. Advances in genomics and personalized medicine enable customized care. Awareness about the benefits of nutrition, exercise and purposeful activity is growing. Digital health tools empower individuals, and priorities for reimbursing insurance premiums to health-conscious employees are changing. What can leaders in health, business, philanthropy, policy and other domains do to accelerate change? Our panel of experts will shed light on the landscape and prospects for a future of healthy aging.