Speakers & Panels
Prof. Sir Harry Burns
Professor of Global Public Health at Strathclyde University and was previously Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. A nurturing family: the basis of a successful life
Prof. Sheila the Baroness Hollins
Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins is an independent cross bench life peer in the House of Lords and Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George's University of London. A true home is a gift 'beyond words'
Dr. Timothy S. Harlan
Dr. Timothy S. Harlan M.D. is Associate Dean for Clinical Operations of Tulane University School of Medicine; Executive Director, Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine | Translating 30 Years of Nutrition Research for Your Kitchen: How the Mediterranean Diet Can Transform Your Health
Panel 1: The home as a place to age
Panelists will be speaking about how to build a better home life for older people with experts covering a wide range of topics including practical ways of making the home safer and more accessible and the social aspects of providing companionship and respectful proxy decision-making to address an ailing relative’s needs. The panel will examine the varying types of dementia and unfair social stigma associated with mental illness and look at technological advancements to aid long-term health conditions as well as the financial options to cover care costs while remaining at home.
Lord Richard Best
Lord Richard Best chairs the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications and co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Housing and Care for Older People
Prof. Rosa María Lastra
Rosa Lastra is Professor in International Financial and Monetary Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary, University of London
Joe Oldman is Policy Advisor for Age UK, the UK´s largest charity working with older people
Panel 2: Sustaining health of children and promoting children’s emotional development
Panelists will discuss global and national initiatives to support child health and development, and summarise evidence that home-based interventions can improve long term health and emotional outcomes in young people and their families. Experts drawn from the fields of child public health, perinatal psychiatry, nutrition, sociology and lactation support will discuss recent and future priorities for supporting infants, young children and their families in the home.
Dr. Enrique Rojas
Dr. Enrique Rojas is Director of the Spanish Institute of Psychiatric Research in Madrid.