Lifepath final meeting in Geneva, March 26-27
Lifepath is coming to an end and their members are ready to present the main outcomes of the project. The final meeting will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 26th and 27th, at the Foundation Louis-Jeantet, with the aim of summarizing policy-relevant science from Lifepath and identifying policy options to support a healthy life course.
Healthy ageing is an achievable goal for society and – by improving the understanding of the mechanisms through which healthy ageing pathways diverge based on socioeconomic position – Lifepath members chase two goals: to link the social and biomedical sciences to understand the causal effects of low socioeconomic position on poor health and aging; and to provide updated, relevant and innovative evidence for healthy ageing policies.
For this reason, the meeting in Geneva will be a chance to initiate an evidence-based discussion of how social variables can be used for risk identification, underpinning stratified preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. It will involve representatives from a number of stakeholders, including WHO, OECD, NGOs and Ministries of several European countries.
All the relevant information about the meeting – venue, programme, speakers – will be published on this page, which will be constantly updated.
Summary of the project results
Healthier ageing for all:
evidence from Lifepath Project
Fondation Louis-Jeantet | Chemin Rieu 17, Genève, Switzerland (map)
Welcome and Introduction
Paolo Vineis, Imperial College London
Samia Hurst, Geneva University
Vision of the European Commission on strategies on health inequalities
Beatrice Lucaroni, European Commission (slide)
Vision of WHO in addressing the social determinants of health
Maria Neira, WHO, Geneva
Introduction and expected outcomes
Paolo Vineis, Imperial College London (slide)
Lifepath: bridging science and policy to support healthy ageing
Frances MacGuire, Institute of Health Equity, UCL, London (slide)
Summary of Lifepath results presented in poster session
Oliver Robinson, Imperial College London
What does Lifepath evidence say about the importance of different mechanisms?
Silvia Stringhini, UNISANTE, Lausanne
What does LIFEPATH evidence say about when policy interventions should occur in the life-course?
Cathal McCrory, Trinity College, Dublin (slide)
Health Impact Assessment models on health impact iof early life events and selected behavioural risk factors
Thierry Lang, INSERM-Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (slide)
Keynote address: Embodying injustice & the people's health: an ecosocial analysis
Nancy Krieger, Harvard University, USA