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The proportion of Singaporeans aged 65 years and over is has risen from 8.7% to 13.7% over the last decade and is expected to increase to over 27% by 2030. With aging comes loss of physical ability and health due to lifestyle choices and behaviour . This 1-day symposium will provide insights into different aspects of aging based around the World Health Organisation International Classification of Human Function.

The symposium aims to provide series of presentations on factors that impact on healthy ageing. The aim is of the symposium is to assist healthcare professionals and care givers in incorporating health ageing strategies into their patient management/care plans. The topics will be of interest to all healthcare professionals and managers of health and social services.

Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

Presentations will include current evidence and thinking on healthy ageing:
  • Physiological effects of ageing on the body
  • Health screening
  • Nutrition and healthy eating
  • Social networks
  • Family relationships
  • Types of physical activity and exercise that promote health ageing
  • Personal and spiritual aspects of ageing

Who Should Attend

Health professionals and managers, care-providers or students working with elder patients.


Time Topic Speaker
8:30am Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks Prof Alan Wong, Cluster Director, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
9:15am Keynote Lecture 1: The Ageing Process Professor Maura Iversen, Northeastern University, USA
10:00am Health Screening
10:30am Morning Coffee & Networking
11:00am Personal and Lifespan Development Impact on Ageing*  Assoc Prof Angela Papadimitriou, Health and Social Sciences, SIT (TBC)
11:30am Family Networks and Support Needs* Assoc Prof Kenny Tan, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Keynote lecture 2: Population Trends and the Need to Stay Healthy TBC
2:15pm The Nutritional Needs and Care of Elders Asst Prof Dimitrios Spanos, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
2:45pm Staying Strong: Exercise and Physical Activity for Healthy Ageing Asst Prof Cindy Ng, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
3:15pm Afternoon Tea & Networking
3:45pm Enabled Communities
4:15pm Panel Discussion: How Do We Help the Population to Age Well?
4:45pm Closing Remarks

*Programme subject to modification


Category Fee
Symposium $100.00 (before GST)

Promo Code

Category Promo Code Validity
Early Bird 20% Discount* SYMGOG20 Till 24 Aug
Early Bird 10% Discount* SYMGOG10 25 Aug - 18 Sep

*Terms and conditions apply. Limited seats available.

Figures are before GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies
SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Date 18 Oct 2019 (Fri)

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