SHANGHAI, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Care Expo is co-organized by UBM China, Asia Federation of Aged-Care Services and Hampton Hoerter Healthcare, with the aim of promoting a more mature ageing industry B2B platform so as to accelerate the development of China’s senior care industry.
Care Expo, the leading B2B aged-care conference and trade show in China, has secured a Symposium and a Master Class with two global aged-care leaders; the International Association for Geriatrics and Gerontology (IAGG) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), respectively.
The Master Class with ADI entitled "Practical Approaches to Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease in China", will take place on Day 1 of Care Expo, to be held in Shanghai on November 17-18, 2015, while the IAGG Symposium, entitled "Ageing Population and Advanced Aged-Care Practices in China", will take place on Day 2.
Given the importance of ADI and IAGG to the global aged-care industry, Care Expo is announcing its call for papers at the present time. Industry experts in dementia or gerontology, published Academics and well-known aged-care professionals are encouraged to immediately submit a 250 word topical abstract for the ADI Master Class or the IAGG Symposium, depending on the presenter’s expertise. More information on each call for papers and its submission requirements can be found under the relevant header at www.CareExpoChina.com/?l=en. Please email submissions or programs inquiries to: email@example.com .
The ADI Master Class at Care Expo is the first time ADI has entered the China aged-care market. Over 200 local aged-care professionals are expected at the ADI Master Class which will feature nine in-depth topics and 12 local and multinational speakers.
Marc Wortmann, Executive Director of ADI, commented on his hopes for the Master Class: "We want Chinese health care professionals to come out of the Master Class with a better understanding how the disease’s stigma is a barrier for support and treatment of people afflicted with Alzheimer’s and what can be done about it. Secondly, that dementia has a lot of risk factors in common with other chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes and how healthy lifestyle measures can help reduce the risk or delay the onset of the disease. Support from local China Associations and academic institutions has been broad with Peking University, Shanghai Services Federation and Shanghai Association of Social Welfare all committing resources to the event.
The IAGG Symposium at Care Expo is the first time IAGG has sponsored a symposium for the China Aged-Care market. Over 250 local aged-care professionals are expected at the IAGG Symposium which will feature 11 in-depth topics and 15 local and multinational speakers.
Heung Bong, President of IAGG, said the objectives of the Symposium are, "…to highlight the main issues of population ageing and aged care in China and develop a regionally specific model of care from a global perspective. Since China has the largest older population in the world and its increase will rapidly advance, consequently an array of issues associated with the population ageing will emerge in China." Support from local China Associations and academic institutions has been broad with Shanghai Services Federation and Shanghai Association of Social Welfare both committing resources to the event.
About IAGG: The IAGG, founded in 1950 in Belgium, has as its primary mission to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide. The IAGG is a United Nations recognized NGO with special consultative status the UN Economic and Social Council. The IAGG is presently located in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Heung Bong Cha and Dr. Sung-Jae Choi are its President and Secretary General, respectively. Official website: www.iagg.info.
About ADI: Alzheimer’s Disease International is a not for profit organization with its primary office located in London. ADI exists to empower national Alzheimer associations to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their caregivers, whilst working globally to focus attention on the disease’s epidemic and campaign for progressive policy change from governments. Marc Wortmann is the Executive Director of ADI. Official website: www.alz.co.uk.
About Care Expo: Care Expo is China’s largest multinational aged-care B2B communications and trade show. Held once a year every November in Shanghai, it offers 1) innovative forums taught by global aged-care leaders, 2) senior industry businesses a superior platform for marketing and 3) access to facility owners for specialized care operators all in China. Privately owned and operated, Care Expo is supported by leading China government organizations and associations. Official website: www.CareExpoChina.com/?l=en.
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