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Weidong Fan

Topic:Current Situation of Long Term Care Insurance Project in China

An Official in Charge of Medical Insurance Section, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China

Xueping Du

Topic:Family Doctor Model Service and Chronic Disease Management in the Elderly

Professor, Vice President, School of General Medicine and Continuing Education of Capital University of Medical Sciences

David J. Ekerdt     University of Kansas, US                    

Topic:Human Lives: Naturally Short but Extendable by Culture      

David J. Ekerdt is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Kansas. From 1988-1997 he was Associate Director of the Center on Aging and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Ekerdt teaches the sociology of aging and quantitative research methods, and has supervised graduate students on both campuses. His funded studies of work and retirement have examined the retirement process and its effects on health.

Zhong Yuan

Topic:Health, a Heavy Topic

Professor, MD,Former Assistant President of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Chief Editor, Chinese Union Medical University Press

Avan Sayer

Topic:Sarcopenia and Frailty: New Challenges for Clinical Practice

Avan Sayer is Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Newcastle University. Herresearch takes a life course approach to understanding the ageing syndromes of sarcopenia, frailty and multimorbidity with translation ofthe findings into new approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention in older people.An important focus of her work is capacity building in academic geriatric medicine and interdisciplinary gerontology.

She is Secretary to the UK Association of Academic Geriatric Medicine and is on the Academic Board of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society. She is an Associate Editor at Age and Ageing and has served on a number of UK and European advisory committees and expert panels. She has been Raine Visiting Professor at the University of Western Australia and is Visiting Professor at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, where she was previously based.

Rainer Wirth

Topic:Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Older Persons - from Rational Diagnosis to Effective Interventions 

Rainer Wirth is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Wirth became the head of the department of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine of St. Marien-Hospital (Borken, Germany) in 2001. In line with his scientific interests, he serves as the head of the working group on nutrition and metabolism for the German Geriatric Society (DGG) since 2004. In 2007, he affiliated with the Chair of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Institute for Biomedicine of Aging, University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) and became a lecturer and scientific co-worker of Prof. Cornel Sieber, and an Associate Professor in 2012. In October 2016, he will start as full Professor in Geriatrics at the Ruhr-University in Bochum and the University-Hospital Marien-Hospital in Herne, Germany. He is a member of many scientific societies, and co-author of national and international guidelines in the field of nutritional medicine.

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