Pre-conference Master Classes available

When: Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Where:  Virtual
                   In-person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Registration fee:  In-person: $100 USD*
                                        Virtual: $70
*Delegates that register to attend the in-person conference will get a discount rate of  30% to attend the pre-conference event

About the Master class on Ageism:

This highly interactive, hands-on master class will equip you with a set of evidence-based tools to tackle ageism, which will enable you to become a change agent in your context. Drawing from latest evidence included in the UN Global report on ageism, this master class will provide an overview of effective interventions to tackle ageism and case studies to illustrate how these interventions can be translated into action. Inspired by these examples, participants will formulate responses specific to their context.

The workshop is designed for those working in government, civil society organizations, academia, media, employers, and practitioners who may not have had experience working on the issue but who want to do something about it.

Participants will also have the chance to hear from, and network with, experts in this area and other activists who are aiming to shift negative perceptions about ageing.   

Master class outcomes:

  • Learn about the latest global evidence on ageism
  • Gain knowledge and skills to develop evidence-based interventions to tackle ageism
  • Develop a plan to implement one or more interventions to tackle ageism in your context
  • Connect with peers to build the international network that is needed to drive impact in tackling ageism at scale
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Master class led by:
– Dr Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez 
Technical Officer, Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing Unit, World Health Organization

About Dr. Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez

Originally from Spain, Dr Vânia de la Fuente-Núñez is one of two lead authors of the first UN Global report on ageism and manages the Global Campaign to Combat Ageism at WHO. Vânia also drives capacity building efforts on ageing in countries and regions.

In this capacity, she has led the development and delivery of the first leaders programme on Healthy Ageing. Vânia is a physician who first joined WHO in 2014 and who has worked with different NGOs and research institutes in both high and low-income countries, including Switzerland, Spain, Senegal, and the Gambia. Vânia holds an MD from the University of Santiago de Compostela; an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health from University College London; and is now completing a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology.