Wednesday 29th October 2014; 08.30 (for a 09.00 start) – 12.00; Local Government House, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ

This event was a half day symposium which showcased international research by ILC Global Alliance members on frailty and mobility in old age.

This event took place as part of the ILC Global Alliance visit to the UK.

Speakers at the event included:

Rosy Pereyra – ILC-Dominican Republic: Sarcopenia: A forgotten cause of mobility problems in old age
Susana Concordo Harding – ILC-Singapore: Are we living longer and healthier? Exploring gender differences in health expectancy among older Singaporeans 
Sebastiana Kalula – ILC-South Africa: Prevalence and risks factors for falls, and the impact on mobility in later life: The Cape Town study
Didier Halimi – ILC-France: MOBILAGE: how to maintain frail people mobility? An ongoing experiment at Broca Hospital in Paris.
Kunio Mizuta – ILC-Japan: Long-term care prevention in Japan: To maintain older people’s mobility
Lia Daichman – ILC-Argentina: Loss of mobility, loss of Autonomy, loss of quality of life
Iva Holmerová – ILC-Czech Republic: Local and national initiatives to support active ageing and improve quality of long-term care in the Czech Republic.

Panel members at the event included: Marieke van der Waal – ILC-Netherlands; Jayant Umranikar – ILC-India

The presentation slides from the event are available to view below.