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Demographic Context, Policy and Practice Agendas, Research Opportunities Martin-Matthews, Anne


Webcast sponsored by Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, and hosted by Green College.This presentation will place the aging of Canada's population in an international context. It will consider implications of population aging for health services and systems (especially in relation to cognitive impairment, mobility in aging, and home care); and it will address the research opportunities of more longitudinal lenses and emerging scientific perspectives. Anne Martin-Matthews has recently completed two terms (2004-2011) as the Scientific Director of the Institute of Aging, one of 13 national Institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Since coming to UBC in 1998, she has held positions as Associate Dean Research, Associate Dean Strategic Initiatives, and Dean pro tem in the Faculty of Arts. She has been a member of the Department of Sociology since 2008. Under her leadership, the CIHR Institute of Aging led the development of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a 20 year study of 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. The CLSA was launched in 2009. The Institute of Aging has also developed strategic initiatives on Cognitive Impairment in Aging, on Mobility in Aging, and on Health Services and Systems for an Aging Population. The Institute is an associate member of the ERA-AGE2, and participated in FUTURAGE, leading to the development of a European Roadmap for Research on Aging. International partnerships were developed with China, Japan, France and with the UK.

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