Expert roundtable: Delivering prevention in an ageing world – Inspiring and engaging

Date: Wednesday 17 March2021
Time: 1.00pm to 3.00pm GMT

Following our year-long Prevention in an ageing world programme that sparked conversations from Abu Dhabi to Taipei, Austin, Geneva, Sydney, London all the way to the G20 Health Ministers, the message is clear. It’s never too late to prevent. And the health and economic costs of failing to invest in preventative interventions across the life course are simply too high to ignore.

We know that prevention works, but for too long cultural, economic and geographic divides have led to deep-running inequalities in access to preventative services, which have been further exposed during the coronavirus pandemic. In an ageing world, this needs to change.

Through our Delivering prevention in an ageing world programme, supported by Home Instead, GSK, Pfizer, Seqirus, MSD and Gilead, we are now moving from “why” we ought to prioritise prevention across the life course to “how” we can deliver it.

While we need to be careful about treating technology as a silver bullet, technology undoubtedly has a crucial role to play in promoting the prevention agenda, as we have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic during which health systems across the world have integrated new technologies into their health systems, from telehealth to drive-through clinics.

During this roundtable, we will share a draft consultation paper, collating insights from ongoing discussions with stakeholders on what works in inspiring and engaging policy makers with the prevention agenda, healthcare professionals with promoting preventative services and activities and individuals with uptake of preventative services and activities including learnings from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will also be asking for input on what more can be done to deliver prevention in an ageing world

This event is invite-only. If you are interested in joining, please contact Liam Hanson