Intervention & Prevention of Neurodegenerative Disease: Building Resilience


June 15; 23-25, 2021

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Population ageing is an achievement of modern society but also brings many challenges, among those, the rising prevalence of dementia. In the vast geographic region of China, life expectancy has increased sharply over the past 30-40 years, generating a high-priority demand for improving the quantity and quality of services directed to older adults, who are rapidly becoming the largest proportion of the population. Ageing is a multidimensional process and as such, older adult populations show high heterogeneity. In China, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity presents unique challenges for the reduction of risk factors for dementia and the burden and stigma associated with ageing.

This advanced study workshop will focus on the Greater Bay Area (GBA). We have invited practitioners, researchers, scholars and policy makers to consider action plans to promote healthy ageing from epidemiological, psychological, social care and public health perspectives. The conference provides an opportunity to analyze gaps in health needs and response capacity for sustainable, quality care of seniors in the GBA.

Opening Session

17:00-19:00 on June 15th, 2021

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University of Cambridge


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University of New South Wales

University of Edinburgh

York University

University of Pavia

Federal University of Minas Gerais

University of Hong Kong

University of Exeter

McGill University

University of Hong Kong

University College London

University of Hong Kong

University of Copenhagen

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Columbia University

Columbia University

Alzheimer's Disease International

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

More information in Conference Program

More speakers to be confirmed!

Conference Objectives

  1. Analyze gaps in health needs and response capacity for seniors in GBA

  2. Establish an expert advisory group on ageing and health to promote collaboration

  3. Provide recommendations for policy making and action plans in the GBA

Conference Organisers

The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

The conference is supported by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong's Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme (HSSPFS) awarded to Prof. Brendan Weekes.

This conference is a "Bright Green" event