When: Thursday, 11 November 2021

Where:  Virtual
                   In-person at The Hilton Niagara Falls Hotel
8:00AM – 12:30PM
Registration: Please reserve your spot by filling out the form below

*Please note that delegates need to register for the conference to be able to attend this workshop

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:

– Dr Yuka Sumi

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.  

– Dr Zee-A Han

Dr Zee-A Han, is responsible lead for long-term care within the Ageing and Health Unit, WHO Department of Maternal, newborn, child, adolescent health and ageing. She is a medical doctor by background and holds a doctorate degree in rehabilitation medicine.

Dr Han worked in the WHO Rehabilitation programme advancing the work on Rehabilitation 2030 prior to moving to the Ageing and Health Unit. Before joining WHO, she worked in the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of Korea in areas related to disability, older people, rehabilitation, health promotion, health financing and universal health coverage.