Healthcare for Healthy Ageing, 3–4 June 2014

– How can implementation of innovations contribute to healthy ageing?

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The welcome reception takes place in the main hall of Uppsala University on June 2 at 6 p.m.
The conference takes place at Uppsala Concert and Congress

Moderators for the summit are Professor Richard B. Saltman, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and Annika Dopping, an experienced TV- and film producer, moderator, speaker and writer.

June 3, 9:00-17:00

Theme: Investing in Prevention for Healthy Ageing

How can we, and why should we, keep people healthy? This first day will give you insights in solutions to increase effects of life style changes on system level and on individual level. We will also discuss solutions for early diagnostics, and gains and risks from incorporating them in healthcare.

We know that investments in prevention can give us a longer and healthier lives and save future healthcare costs. But how much, and which investments should healthcare make?

How can we measure the benefits of investments in prevention, via life style changes or via technologies for diagnostics and screeing?

How can we develop management systems that support efficient prevention measures?



Welcome from the organizers


Minister introductory speech: Ulf Kristersson

Is ageing an opportunity or a problem? Why do we need to keep people healthy? Which policy areas should be involved?


Practical information from Uppsala Health Summit


John Beard, WHO

Prevention needs for healthy ageing. An international policy perspective on why and how to invest in prevention.


Lars Lind, Uppsala University

Patient registers and primary prevention – A vision for how epigenetic studies can help us design personalised prevention programmes.




Mitch Higashi, Chief Economist, GE Healthcare

Challenges healthcare providers face investing in prevention and early detection. How the industry is demonstrating the ‘value of technology.’


Mary Durham, vice president research, Kaiser Permanente

Integrating prevention measures in a healthcare system. Why and how?


LUNCH for Healthy Ageing


BREAK OUT SESSIONS: Parallel Workshops on Prevention for Healthy Ageing

A: Life Style and Prevention – How to Reach Concordance?

B: Diagnostics and Screening – Costs and Benefits.

C: Maximizing Public Mental Health in Ageing - Empowering Strategies and Determinants of Mental Health in Elderly Populations.




Prof. Hans Rosling, Gap Minder

Myths about ageing populations, health and money


Panel discussions summing up discussions from workshops


Conference dinner hosted by GE Healthcare.

Venue: Norrlands Nation

June 4, 8:30- 16:30

Theme: Care for autonomous ageing

Insights in how technical and organizational solutions can be implemented to deliver affordable, high-quality care, and in definitions and perceptions of quality. Autonomy, multimorbidity and dementia are notions to take into account.

Autonomous caretakers, affordable care and management of cooperation over professional and organizational borders. Evaluation of treatments and technologies, costs and benefit from society’s and the individual’s perspectives.





Welcome back! What did you learn yesterday?


H.M. Queen Silvia: Opening speech


Information from the organizers


Professor Claus Wendt, Chair of Sociology of Health and Healthcare Systems, University of Siegen, Germany

Comparative Health Policy and Healthy Ageing


Anders Ekholm, Deputy Director, The Institute for Futures Studies

Technologies for autonomous ageing – gains, risks, needs, and obstacles


Prof. Ben van Hout, Health Economics and Decision Science, University of Sheffield, UK

Costs and benefits in new treatments for elderly – How can we estimate the value?




BREAK OUT SESSIONS: Parallel Workshops on Care for Autonomous Ageing

D: Food for Ageing – Individual and Societal Perspectives?

E: Care for the Person not for the System – A Person Centred Perspective on the Cooperation Between Care and Healthcare

F:Technologies for Healthy Ageing – Implementation of Technical Aids in Home Care and Nursing Homes


LUNCH for Healthy Living


Nicklas Lundblad, Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, Google Europe

How can the digital development change our perception of healthcare?


Panel discussions summing up discussions from workshops


What will you bring back home?

A panel discussion with stakeholders on what they have heard, learnt and would like to implement tomorrow.


Closing remarks

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