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Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity Report Summit: Enabling a Virtuous Cycle for Healthy Longevity in the U.S.

A meeting co-organized by the National Academy of Medicine and AARP

Workshop Date and Time: November 14, 2022 | 8:45am to 5:00pm ET
Where: National Academy of Sciences | 2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20418 & via webcast

Global aging provides an unprecedented opportunity and challenge. Population aging has been viewed as burdensome to society and families, costly to governments, and a driver of economic decline. But population aging as a burden is not inevitable. Emerging bodies of research highlight the strengths of older people and their many contributions to families and societies through paid work, caregiving, and volunteering. These contributions could expand exponentially if barriers to full participation in society are removed.

The National Academy of Medicine’s Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity report provides guidance to societies on how to create more years of good health through strengthening their social infrastructure, physical environment, health systems, and opportunities for education, work, and retirement. Good health, in turn, increases social, human, and economic capital.

The NAM held a one-day symposium in Washington, DC to discuss how societies can take the recommendations from the report and reap the benefits of global aging by creating healthy longevity, defined in the report as “the state in which years in good health approach the biological life span, with physical, cognitive, and social functioning, enabling well-being across populations.” The meeting explored enablers of healthy longevity from multiple perspectives. Speakers and panelists included nationally known experts from news and media, policy, research, and business who will discuss possibilities of overcoming barriers to healthy longevity.

Agenda

8:00 am ET | Registration & Breakfast

8:45 am ET | Introduction

  • Welcome: Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine
  • Opening Remarks: U.S. Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11)
  • Report Launch:
    • Linda P. Fried, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
    • John Eu-Li Wong, National University of Singapore

9:45 am ET | Session I: Social Infrastructure

Speakers will offer remarks on prosocial strengths of older people, ageism and age discrimination, social inclusion, financial security in retirement, and digital literacy.

Opening Remarks & Moderator: Jeanette Vega Morales, Ministry of Social Development and Family, Chile (former)

  • Erwin Tan, AARP
  • Edwin L. Walker, Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living
  • Abby Levy, Primetime Partners

10:50 am ET | Session II: A Longevity Dividend

Speakers will focus on the longevity dividend in this session. Specifically, work and retirement, volunteering, lifelong education and retraining, life-course perspective on healthy longevity.

Opening Remarks: Rick Guzzo, Mercer’s Workforce Sciences Institute
Moderator: Linda P. Fried, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health

  • Donna Butts, Generations United
  • Mehmood Khan, Hevolution Foundation
  • Velma McBride Murry, Vanderbilt University (former)
  • Fernando Torres-Gil (virtual), UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging

12:50 pm ET | Session III: The Business Case for Healthy Longevity – Fireside Chat

Moderator: Lisa Berkman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

  • Deb Whitman, AARP
  • Mehmood Khan, Hevolution Foundation

1:35 pm ET | Session IV: Physical Environment

Speakers will address the relationship between the physical environment and healthy longevity as it relates to the following topics: housing, public spaces and infrastructure, transportation, digital technologies and tele-health, and climate change and environmental hazards.

Opening Remarks: Henry Cisneros (virtual), U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (former)
Moderator: Michele Grimm, University at Albany

  • Chad Brough, HomeInstead
  • Mariana Arcaya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lewis Levy, Teladoc Health, Inc.

2:40 pm ET | Session V: Health Systems

Speakers will discuss chronic conditions, public health, health care delivery, long-term care, health care workforce, and geroscience, technology, and big data innovation.

Opening Remarks: Dick Migliori (virtual), UnitedHealth Group (Ret.)
Moderator: Jack Rowe, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

  • Meena Seshamani, Center for Medicare
  • Terry Fulmer (virtual), John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Cynthia Boyd, Johns Hopkins University
  • James Perrin, American Academy of Pediatrics (former)

4:00 pm | The Future of Healthy Longevity

Moderator: Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine
Discussant: Noubar Afeyan (virtual), Flagship Pioneering

4:30 pm | Closing Remarks

  • Victor Dzau, National Academy of Medicine

5:00 pm | Reception

All guests are invited to attend the reception, taking place in the West Court at the NAS building.

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