Mon, 29/04/2019 - 09:00 to 17:00
Demographic ageing is one of the most serious challenges that Europe is currently facing. Older people are at greater risk of becoming frail and develop disability. However, since frailty is not an inevitable consequence of ageing, it can be prevented and treated to foster a longer and healthier life. Belgium participates in ADVANTAGE, the first EU Joint Action on Frailty.
This symposium brings Belgian policy makers, officials from public administrations, scientists, representatives of professional and care organisations and other stakeholders involved in the health and/or care of older people together. Participants will:
- receive intermediate results of the EU joint action
- exchange experiences on current activities in Belgium on frailty
- discuss needs and challenges for the future
- have the opportunity for networking.
09.00 Welcome | Herman Van Oyen, Sciensano/Belgian Association of Public Health
09.10 Opening | Pedro Facon, Director-General Healthcare, FPS Public Health, Secretary Interministerial Conference Health slides
11.45 Integrated care for frailty: Lessons from ADVANTAGE JA | Anne Hendry, University of the West of Scotland, Work Package 7 Leader, ADVANTAGE JA, Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care abstract slides
12.15 Panel discussion moderated by Jean Macq, UCLouvain
12.45 Lunch Break
15.30 Panel discussion moderated by Dominique Verté, VUB
16.00 Wrap up
16.10 Closing session & network event