City to host global health events on geriatrics

BioGenesis Health Cluster, a non-profit organisation, on Thursday announced that two of its global events, the 3rd ‘World Congress on Geriatrics and Gerontology’ and the ‘International Conference on Women and Girl Child for Social and Economic Equality 2014,’ will be held in Bengaluru. 

The events will be held at the J N Tata Auditorium, in the Indian Institute of Sciences campus from November 17 to 19. The geriatrics conference will be attended by stalwarts in the field of elderly care, from across the world.

The international conference will include discussions on topics like globalisation and women’s empowerment; violence against women and children; advanced skills in breast cancer; women’s primary healthcare; legal, social, ethical and commercial implications; women and child welfare policies, programmes and schemes; children’s rights and the UN; challenges in sexual and reproductive health; sexually transmitted infections and women’s sexual and reproductive health.

Dr Anoop Amarnath, chairman, World Congress on Geriatrics and Gerontology, said, “With increase in globalisation, it is important for every nation to understand the issue of ageing and its associated medical, social, and ethical problems. Today, the elderly population is plagued with diseases like obesity and metabolic syndrome, arthritis, osteoporosis and falls, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, vision and hearing loss and mental health issues.”

Empowering women
Dr Padmini Prasad, chairperson, International Conference on Women and Girl Child for Social and Economic Equality-2014, said that there was no avenue in which women have not ventured into and shown their worth.

“However, we are yet to realise and recognise their efforts. It is important for us, as an ecosystem, to provide an impetus to their status. Our effort to coordinate the international conference is to amalgamate ideas and information on the health and society related issues faced by women, and solutions thereof,” she added.

BioGenesis Health Cluster has organised the events in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research.

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