"Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change"
19th-22nd March 2012, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organised by Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society

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The Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to imparting knowledge and education to healthcare professionals and members of the public on numerous healthy ageing issues. MHAS has taken on the task of organizing the 1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing on 19 - 22 March, 2012 with the Theme: "Evolution: Holistic Ageing in an Age of Change". The Congress is to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Healthy ageing is one of the major challenges for the world. The consequences of the demographic transition will have a tremendous impact on economy, health, social development and welfare of societies. Consequently, there is a need to enhance our knowledge about the promotion of good health among young and older people for a better quality of life in its later stages. Healthy ageing fostered by systematically planned health promotion efforts, was mentioned as early as 1998 as Target 5 in the WHO policy "Health for All in the 21st Century". Active ageing (according to the European Commission) includes life-long learning, working longer, retiring later and more gradually, being active after retirement and engaging in capacity-enhancing and health-sustaining activities.

This first for Malaysia, if not the world, will encompass all aspects of health issues - prevention and management, the latest medical research and healthy ageing protocols - in both mainstream and complementary & alternative (CAM) medicines.

International Advisory Panel
Professor Azhar bin Md Zain CHAIRMAN
Prof. Azhar bin Md. Zain
Professor Emeritus Makoto Suzuki Prof. E. Makoto Suzuki MD, PhD.
Professor Emeritus Heung Bong Cha Prof. E. Heung Bong Cha PhD.
(South Korea)
Professor David Ames Prof. David Ames BA MD FRCPsych FRANZCP
Professor Du Peng Prof. Du Peng PhD.
Dr. Duncan Ronald Forsyth Dr. Duncan Ronald Forsyth MB, ChB, FRCP, FRCP(I), MA
(United Kingdom)
Professor Emeritus Sharon Brintnell Prof. E. Sharon Brintnell Dip P&OT, BOT MSc Ot, FCAOT CDMP
Professor Suresh Rattan Prof. Suresh Rattan BSc MSc MPhil PhD DSc
Professor Brian J. Morris Prof. Brian J. Morris PhD DSc FAHA
Professor Rokiah Ismail Prof. Rokiah Ismail MBBS(Mal), MRCK(UK), Dip Derm(Lond), Dip Ven(Lond), FRCP(Lond), FRCP(Edin)
Professor Suresh Sahadevan Clinical Assoc. Prof. Suresh Sahadevan FRCP (Edin) DGM FAMS
Dr. John Beard Dr. John Beard MBBS PhD
Professor M. Carolyn Baum Prof. M. Carolyn Baum PhD OTR/L FAOTA
(United States of America)
Professor Philip Poi Prof. Philip Poi
Dr. Vaikunthan Rajaratnam Dr. Vaikunthan Rajaratnam
MBBS, AM, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Glasg), FICS(USA), MBA, Dip Hand Surgery(Eur), PG Cert MedEd(Dundee), FHEA(UK)
(United Kingdom)
Dr. Dharmapriya Wesumperuma Dr. Dharmapriya Wesumperuma PhD
Dr. J. Baby John Dr. J. Baby John MDS
K.Siladass K.Siladass

Plenary Speakers

Prof. E. Makoto Suzuki MD, PhD

Prof. David Ames BA MD FRCPsych FRANZCP

Prof. Suresh Rattan BSc MSc MPhil PhD DSc

Prof. Tommy Cheng Yung-Chi

Dr. John Beard MBBS PhD

Dato' Mahadev Shankar (Malaysia)

Dan Brindle

Dr. Antonio Dans

William Green
(The Netherlands)

Lynette Ladenburg

Prof. Anindya Mishtra(India)

Gregor Fraser Rae

Mr. Eduardo Klien(Thailand)

Ms. Melissa Mitchell(Global Coalition on Aging)

Special Lectures Speakers
• Tan Sri Dr. Mustapha Babjee (Malaysia)
• Prof. Suresh Rattan (Denmark)
• Prof. Keith Hill (Australia)
• Prof. Dr. J. Baby John (India)
• Prof. Brian J. Morris (Australia)
• Prof. Dr. Jan Paterson (Australia)
• Prof. Kathryn Braun (USA)
• Prof. M.P. Deva (Malaysia)
• Mr. Eduardo Klien (Thailand)

Other Featured Speakers
• Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Khalid Abdul Kadir(Malaysia)
• Prof. Emeritus Robert Pho (Singapore)
• Tan Sri Dr. Jegathesan (Malaysia)
• Prof. Rokiah Ismail (Malaysia)
• Prof. Gurcharan Kaur (India)
• Prof. Norchaya binti Haji Talib (Malaysia)
• Prof. Phua Kai Hong (Singapore)
• Prof. Ann Bowling (United Kingdom)
• Clinical Assoc. Prof. Suresh Sahadevan (Singapore)
• Assoc. Prof. Stephen Jambunathan (Malaysia)
• Datuk Seri Dr. T. Devaraj (Malaysia)
• Dato' Mahadev Shankar (Malaysia)
• Dato' Dr. M. Rajen (Malaysia)
• Dr. Jim Bell (USA)
• Dr. Renu Wadhwa (Japan)
• Dr. Mary Cardosa (Malaysia)
• Dr. Prem Kumar Chandrasekaran (Malaysia)
• Dr. Chan Chee Kai (Australia)
• Dr. Premitha Damodaran (Malaysia)
• Dr. Amir Farid (Malaysia)
• Dr. Henry Foong (Malaysia)
• Dr. Sunil Kaul (Japan)
• Dr. Lee Fatt Soon (Malaysia)
• Dr. Richard Lim (Malaysia)
• Dr. Liow Sook Mee (Malaysia)
• Dr. Vaikunthan Rajaratnam (United Kingdom)
• Dr. Rajbans Singh (Malaysia)
• Dr. P. Srinivas (Malaysia)
• Dr. Mary Wong (Malaysia)
• Dr. Yap Lok Huei (Malaysia)
• Dr. Yap Yoke Yeow (Malaysia)
• Dr. Yau Weng Keong (Malaysia)
• Mr. Paul Jambunathan (Malaysia)
• Mr. Peter Mabbutt (United Kingdom)
• Ms. Sheila Menon (Malaysia)