Tech, alcohol and ageism on the minds of experts

Late last month, more than 6,000 professionals in gerontology and geriatrics convened in San Francisco for the IAGG World Congress, an event that occurs every four years, and brings together representatives from disciplines such as medicine, nursing, and social science, to address the latest ideas to improve the quality of life for older adults. (IAGG stands for International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.) I was there representing the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and was exposed to the latest science, research, training, technology, and policy development from nearly all of the top experts on aging around the world.

The conference theme, “Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice,” was especially relevant given the Milken Center’s focus to create a better future for the current generation of older adults and for generations to come.

Highlighted in this review are a few of the hottest trends in technology, health, culture, and innovation discussed at the conference; they help make the case for investment in longevity.

Read the rest over on Next Avenue and Forbes.

This article was mentioned on Stanford University’s Life-span Development Lab website.

I was granted a media pass to cover IAGG 2017.

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