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The economic implications of Australia’s ageing population are challenging. Join fellow colleagues, planners, policymakers and academics for this knowledge sharing workshop to explore the economics of ageing and longevity.

More than 15% of the population is aged 65 and over, and in 2016-17 the Australian Government spent more than $17 billion on aged care, representing an increase of 21% during the previous five years (AIHW 2017).

At this workshop, you will hear from leading economics experts who will share their latest research and experiences into timely issues including:

  • how to predict future dementia risk to ensure there will be efficient allocation of health and social care resources
  • how health shocks affect well-being
  • how preventative measures such as physical activity can reduce cognitive decline
  • how longitudinal data can be applied to economics of ageing issues
  • how to ensure sustainable data collection into the future.

This workshop is presented by UQ's Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH), Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) and School of Economics.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from global leaders about emerging topics in economics of ageing and longevity, including our keynote speaker Professor Michael Hurd, Director of the RAND Center for the Study of Aging, who will present The Lifetime Risk and Cost of Dementia.
View all speakers and topics here.

Workshop details

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
Time: 8.30am for a 9.00am start to 5.00pm
Location: River Room, Customs House, 399 Queen Street, Brisbane
(map & closest paid parking)
Cost: $85 (inc GST). Catering and refreshments provided.

Ticket sales will close at 4pm on Monday 18 February and limited places are available, so please book early.

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