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1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing

Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 19–22 March 2012

The theme of the 1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing 2012 is "Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change". It is a global forum that will encompass all aspects of health issues – prevention and management, the latest medical research and healthy ageing protocols – in both mainstream and complementary and alternative medicines. Healthy ageing is approached from many aspects including societal/policy level approaches, physical, emotional and psychological as well as spiritual.

Healthy ageing is one of the major challenges for the world. Unless societies adapt, the demographic transition will have a tremendous impact on their economies, health, social development and welfare systems. Consequently, there is a need to enhance knowledge about the promotion of good health across the life course to foster healthy and active ageing.

This Congress is co-sponsored by WHO and the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS).

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