[Information] KGRI 2040 International Symposium "Is health distributed equally? -Global aging, Healthy aging-" (October 20, 2022)


Date & Time: Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 19:00 - 20:30 JST
Place: Online (Zoom)
Language: English (Simultaneous interpretation)
Fee: Free
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Everyone can and should gain health equally. Are we living in such a society, or is it a mere illusion?
As having the highest proportion of elderly citizens in the world, we should reconsider whether health has been distributed equally to people in Japan through policies and social structure to tackle the challenges of an aging society.
At this symposium, we invite Professor Katsunori Kondo from Chiba University, Japan, whose latest book "Health Gap Society-What Undermines Mind and Health (2nd ed. Igaku-Shoin)" has been published in June this year. Prof Kondo specializes in social epidemiology and health policy, and the topic of his lecture at the symposium will include the social determinants of health and its mechanisms. In addition, we invite Dr. Daniel Holman from the University of Sheffield, England, who specializes in social sciences especially with respect to health inequality.
The two specialists will discuss the impact of health inequality on aging society and urgent challenges from perspectives of Japan and England. This symposium will provide deeper insights and awareness for all the people who are interested in health inequality and social challenges of aging society.

・Opening Remarks
・Lecture: Professor Katsunori Kondo (Professor, Center for Preventive Medical Sciences, Chiba University; Head, Department of Gerontological Evaluation, Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology; President, Japan Agency for Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES))
> Discussion commentator: Dr. Daniel Holman (Lecturer, Healthy Lifespan Institute; Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield)

The Extending Healthy Life Expectancy Project Team, Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI)
Email: kgri_2040pj[at]info.keio.ac.jp
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