When: Thursday, 11 November 2021

Where:  Virtual
                   In-person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel
8:00AM – 12:30PM


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About the workshop:

Through this interactive session, participants will gain an understanding of the healthy ageing framework that should lead to optimizing older adults’ abilities to be and do what they value, including the concepts of intrinsic capacity and functional ability, and what is meant by achieving a continuum of care for older people through primary health care (PHC) and long term care (LTC).

The session will also explore ways to operationalize national strategies to establish integrated and long-term care systems as well as provide for services that align to the fundamental concepts of person centredness.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Understand healthy ageing and its link to effective continuum of care for older people.
  • Be aware of the challenge posed by current systems and services that impede integrated and person-centred care
  • Discuss how service providers and decision-makers can operationalize concepts of healthy ageing in their countries.
  • Understand the benefits of transforming PHC and LTC services and systems to better serve the needs of older people
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Workshop led by:

<strong>- Yuka Sumi</strong>

Dr Yuka Sumi, Medical Officer, Ageing and Health, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health and Ageing (MCA), UHC life course, World Health Organization, holds an MD from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, a PhD from Osaka University, Japan, and MPH from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is a certified specialist of Acute and Critical Care Medicine and the Japan Surgical Society. She has worked as an associate professor in the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and in the Faculty of Gerontology in Juntendo University. In 2016, she joined the Healthcare New Frontier Promotion Headquarters Office in Kanagawa Prefectural Government in Japan as a Global Health Senior Project Leader.

Since December 2016, she is responsible for WHO Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) approach and involved in the publication of ICOPE guidelines in 2017, and led the development of ICOPE package of tools such as ICOPE handbook and digital app: guidance for person-centred assessment and pathways in primary care in 2019. She is a secretariat of WHO Clinical Consortium on Healthy ageing (CCHA)  to contribute to the development of standards and guidelines on the clinical aspects of Healthy Ageing. Under CCHA, she coordinates the working group activities such as ICOPE pilots and implementation, development of Intrinsic Capacity Assessment tool.

She is responsible for clinical guideline development on low back pain for adults. For COVID response, she has been a focal person on care for older people.  

<strong>Matteo Cesari</strong>

Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Director of the Geriatric Fellowship Program at the University of Milan (Milan, Italy). He is consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) on the themes of healthy ageing and integrated care for older persons.

Dr. Cesari’s research activities are focused on the frailty condition and strategies aimed at preventing the disabling cascade. Dr. Cesari has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and listed by Clarivate Analytics among the worldwide Highly Cited Researchers. Dr. Cesari is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Frailty & Aging, and Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association [JAMDA].

<strong>Hyobum Jang</strong>

Dr Hyobum Jang is Technical Officer working on long-term care, in the Ageing and Health unit, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health and Ageing (MCA), World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds an MD from Seoul National University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea, and a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, MA, USA. Before joining the WHO ageing team, he has worked on country coordination and support and sexual and reproductive health and rights within WHO Headquarters.

Dr Jang started his career as a public health physician working with the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Korea on community and rural health. He has worked with WHO since 2015, integrating different system components, health programmes and targeted population groups into overall health system strengthening at the community level, including universal health coverage/primary health care in the Western Pacific Region, non-communicable diseases in Samoa, and climate-resilient health systems in Kiribati and Tuvalu.