ILC-UK host G20 side event on prevention in an ageing world

At the G20 Health Minister’s Meeting in Japan next week, we at the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), the UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, is hosting an event on the importance of prevention in an ageing world with a number of expert speakers including the Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock MP (please see the full list of speakers below).

  • Date: Friday, 18 October 2019
  • Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Location: Okayama, Japan

In an ageing world, we believe it is vital to prevent illness and limit long-term impairment – both for the individual’s benefit and for the economy and society as a whole.

In fact, our latest research reveals that in 2017 alone, 27.1 million years were lived with disability due to largely preventable disease. This number is projected to increase by 17% over the next 25 years.

During the event, our expert panel of speakers will explore what preventative interventions health systems can implement through the life course, to support people as they live longer, and ensure they live healthy and remain active with less dependence on others/health systems.

Why is prevention such a priority? What interventions are currently in place in the UK and abroad? What more can and should be done? 

The talk will include the following government speakers:

  • The Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock, MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, UK
  • Gan Kim Yong, Minister for Health, Singapore
  • The Honorable Eric D. Hargan, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, US
  • and Dr. Yasuhiro Suzuki, Chief Medical and Global Health Officer, and Vice-Minister for Health, Japan

As well as the following non-government speakers:

  • Prof. Julie Byles, Director of the Priority Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle (Australia), International Longevity Centre Global Alliance
  • David Sinclair, Director, International Longevity Centre UK.

If this is of interest, please get in touch on or +44 7400 294694.