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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 symposium will also assist healthcare professionals and care givers in incorporating health ageing strategies to 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 Assoc Prof Tan Boon Yeow, CEO at St Luke's Hospital, Assoc Programme Director, NUHS Family
10:30am Morning Coffee & Networking
11:00am Lifespan Development and Stages of Ageing Assoc Prof Amanda Connell, Health and Social Sciences, SIT
11:30am Family Networks and Support Needs* Asst Prof Jiang Nan, Department of Social Works, NUS
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Keynote lecture 2: Population Trends and the Need to Stay Healthy Adj.Assoc. Prof Fong Ngan Phoon, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health , NUS
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 - Successful Ageing TBC
4:15pm Panel Discussion: How Do We Help the Population to Age Well? Professor Maura Iversen, Northeastern University, USA
Adj.Assoc. Prof Fong Ngan Phoon, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health , NUS
4:45pm Closing Remarks Assoc Prof Amanda Connell, Health and Social Sciences, SIT

*Programme subject to modification


Category Fee
Symposium $100.00 (before GST)

Promo Code

Category Promo Code Validity
Early Bird 20% Discount* SYM19GOG20 Till 8 Sep
Early Bird 10% Discount* SYM19GOG10 9 Sep - 30 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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