Open Lecture: Principles of Ageing Medicine for the rapidly changing society of the 21st century
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dr. Maria Cristina Polidori
Related EUniWell Arena: 1) Health and Well-being
About this lecture:
Ageing represents one of the most unique changes in the life of human beings. While many societies across the globe are dealing with the consequences of an increasing ageing population, ageing research becomes more and more relevant both for social and individual well-being as well as for quality of life.
Our rapidly changing society requires us to tackle the phenomenon of ageing in a comprehensive manner, particularly looking at the interconnection between biology, psychology and socio-environmental factors.
This lecture will address challenges and opportunities of the biopsychosocial model of disease. It will discuss the relevance of personalised medicine in the 21st century and suggest ways to bridge the gap between ageing research and ageing medicine of the future.
About the lecturer:
Prof. M. Cristina Polidori is Head of Ageing Clinical Research in the Department II of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Cologne. Her main research topics include the impact of lifestyles on ageing, longevity, as well as medical and ethical aspects of clinical decision making with advancing age. Prof. Polidori graduated from the Medical Faculty at University of Perugia, Italy. She has been a research fellow at numerous renowned research institutes, among others at Harvard University and Boston University, and collaborates with worldwide leading ageing research institutions such as the Swedish Karolinska Institutet and the National Institute of Ageing in Baltimore. Prof. Polidori also works as an associated principal investigator at the Cologne Cluster of Excellence on Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases (CECAD). She is a member of EUniWell’s Working Group for the development of a Master’s programme on Health and Well-Being.
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