L'Ambasciata ospita il Global Health Forum 2010 - Healthy Aging Globally: A Life Cycle Approach (testo solo in inglese)  
27/10/2010
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On October 12th 2010, the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C.  hosted the
Global Health Forum 2010 
“Healthy Aging Globally: A Life Cycle Approach”
 
The Symposium was inaugurated by the Minister of Health of Italy,
The Hon. Ferruccio Fazio

For more information download the press release here.
The program of the conference is available here.

Click here for the photo gallery.
 
 
The texts of the speeches and the presentations can be downloaded from the following links:


OPENING REMARKS
(9:00 – 10:00 AM)

H.E. Giulio Terzi, Ambassador of Italy to the United States
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The Hon. Ferruccio Fazio, Minister of Health of Italy
Transcript Slide Presentation  

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, MD, MPA , Chair, Global Health Program, Meridian International Center
Transcript  

Richard Hodes, M.D., Director, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Prof. Enrico Garaci, President, Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Transcript  SLIDE PRESENTATION

PANEL 1:  THE SCIENCE OF AGING AND LONGEVITY
(10:00 – 11:15 AM)

MODERATOR: Dr. S. Blumenthal

Carol Greider, Ph.D., 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine; Daniel Nathans Professor & Director, Molecular Biology & Genetics Lab, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: “Short telomere and age-related disease”
TRANSCRIPT  Slide Presentation

Rafael de Cabo, Ph.D., Head, Aging, Metabolism, and Nutrition Unit; National Institute on Aging, NIH: “Nutrition and Aging”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Lewis Lipsitz, M.D., Chief, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Med. Ctr; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: “80 is the new 60: Why and How to Make it Happen”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Ronald McKay, Ph.D., Lieber Institute for Brain Development, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: “Regenerative Medicine”
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PANEL 2:  BEHAVIORAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES
(11:15 – 12:15 AM)

MODERATOR: Dr. S. Blumenthal

Luigi Ferrucci, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Longitudinal Studies Section, National Institute on Aging, NIH: “Walking for Healthy Aging”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Prof. Luigi Fontana, Nutrition and Aging Division, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) and Washington University School of Medicine: “Nutritional Modulation of  Aging and Age-Associated Diseases by Caloric Restriction” 
Transcript  SLIDE PRESENTATION

Jeffrey Kaye, M.D., Director, Oregon Center for Aging and Technology, Oregon Health and Science University: “How can we measure aging?”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

PANEL 3:  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTH CARE
(1:15 – 2:30 PM)

MODERATOR: Dr. S. Blumenthal

David Blumenthal, M.D., National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health and Human Services: “The U.S. Health Information Technology Agenda”
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Prof. Sergio Pecorelli, President, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA), Professor of Gynecology, University of Brescia: “Aging and Pharma: New Perspectives”
Transcript  Presentation 1 Presentation 2 Presentation 3

Prof. Roberto Bernabei, Professor of Gerontology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma: “Standardized assessment instrument as the technology of health services for the elderly”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Jay Bernhardt, Ph.D., M.D., Dept. of Health Education, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida: “Healthy Aging 2.0: The Power of Digital Health and Wellness”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Prof. Niccolò Marchionni, Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Università di Firenze: “Impact of ageism in acute care settings”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

PANEL 4:  HEALTH POLICIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY AGING GLOBALLY
(2:30 – 4:15PM)
MODERATORS: Ambassador Giulio Terzi, Jessica Frank Lopez

FIRST SECTION

MODERATOR: Ambassador Terzi

Edwin Walker, J.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations, Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Translating research to create a healthy nation”
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Dr. Paola Pisanti, Direzione Generale Programmazione Sanitaria, Ministry of Health: “The Role of the Italian Health Care System to Promote Healthy Aging in Italy”
Transcript  SLIDE PRESENTATION

Dr. Sergio Dompé, President, Farmindustria, Italy: “The Revolution in Life Sciences: the Public-Private Network for Research, Healthcare and Sustainability Policies”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Enrique Vega Garcia, M.D., Regional Advisor on Aging and Health, Pan American Health Organization: “Aging and Health in Latin American and the Caribbean. Challenges and Opportunities”
Transcript   Slide Presentation

SECOND SECTION

MODERATOR: Jessica Frank López

Jessica Frank López, Chair, NGO Committee on Ageing, United Nations; Senior Advisor, AARP Office of International Affairs: “Translating Science into Action: NGO’s Perspectives”
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Prof. Francesco Bove, Professor in Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, President of the Foundation for the Fight Against Arthritis and Osteoporosis (Aila): “Investing in Health: Aging and Awareness”
Transcript  SLIDE PRESENTATION

Armin Fidler, MD, MPH, Lead Advisor for Health Policy, The World Bank: “Country Preparedness for Demographic Growth”
Transcript  Slide Presentation

Dr. Dalmer Hoskins, Director, Division of Program Studies, U.S. Social Security Administration; Former Secretary General of the International Social Security Association: “Demography as destiny: unmet
needs”
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Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State: “Global health in a foreign policy context”
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Prof. Massimo Fini, Scientific Director IRCCS (Italian Scientific Institute Conducting Clinical and Biomedical Research), San Raffaele Pisana, Rome: “Making Healthy Policies for Active Aging”
(Prof. Fini could not attend the symposium but has kindly provided his paper)
Paper    

CONCLUDING REMARKS
(4:15 – 4:30PM)

Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., Chair, Global Health Program, Meridian International Center, Former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States
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H.E. Giulio Terzi, Ambassador of Italy to the United States
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