Global Coalition on Aging  

Press Release: 05/31/12

MEDIA ADVISORY

Workshop to Explore Adult Immunization Strategies as a Pathway for Prevention and Wellness

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – The rapid growth in aging populations across the globe leads to the need for more attention to the risks of disease and ways to keep us healthy and active as we age.  In this context, the success of childhood vaccination programs and schedules – with regard to lives saved and costs averted – in both developed and developing countries should serve as models for both health and economic policy for adult immunization strategies.  The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) will lead this workshop, which aims to address the role of adult immunization to advance wellness and build effective prevention strategies across the life course.  Experts on the topics of aging, health policy, economics and immunization will engage in a dialogue on the value proposition of adult immunization and the path forward. 

WHO:
Michael Hodin, Executive Director, Global Coalition on Aging and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (Moderator)
Jane Barratt, Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing
Stephen McMahon, Governing Board Member, International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) and Chairman, Irish Patients Association
Prof. Roman Prymula, MD, PhD, Director, University Hospital, Hradec Kralove and Chairman of Central European Vaccine Advisory Board (CEVAG)
Michael Waldholz, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, former managing editor at Bloomberg News/ Businessweek and former bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal
   
WHAT:  
“Adult Immunization: A Central Driver of Prevention and Wellness”

Concurrent Panel Discussion during 11th Global Conference on Ageing
International Federation on Ageing Conference
This initiative was made possible through a collaboration with Pfizer.
 

WHEN:  
Thursday 31 May, 11:30 – 13:00 CEST

LEARN MORE:
For the recap video, click here.
For Stephen McMahon's reflections from the panel, read "The Prague Illumination."

 

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