The fourth edition of the international scientific conference on Active Ageing will be held on 7, 8 and 9 November 2019.
The CME accredited conference, entitled Successful Ageing 2019: Body and Mind Connection, is organised in collaboration with the Academy of Medicine in Turin and with the Sacro Cuore Catholic University in Milan.
The three days of the conference will be divided into four scientific sessions:
• Chronic illness: clinical and social aspects
• Intestinal microbial flora and health
• Memory and cognitive deterioration
• Technology at the service of ageing
The educational day on Saturday 9 November will be devoted to memory and is intended for a larger and more varied audience than the previous two days.
According to the World Health Organisation definition, active ageing is “a process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age”.
The Active Ageing strategy seeks to create conditions favourable to ensuring that people remain active when they age, before they reach old age. The aim is to replace policies that consider elderly people as passive subjects with policies that recognise everyone's rights and responsibilities in playing an active role and taking part in the life of the community even when they age.
The Ferrero Foundation has worked towards improving the quality of life of the elderly since 1983. It is committed to taking demographic changes into consideration and to viewing old age as a resource and a time for new opportunities.
On Wednesday, 6 November, the symposium Alliance between health professions for successful ageing, organised in collaboration with the Department of Translational Medicine at the University of Eastern Piedmont, will be held at the Ferrero Foundation facilities. This CME-accredited event will address all healthcare professions, with particular reference to the nursing professions, and will be devoted to the themes of Successful Ageing discussed by specialists and technicians who work in the field of assistance for chronic illnesses.