Healthy Aging Forum to Convene Aging Experts & Advocates December 9th
The South Carolina Healthy Brain Research Network* and its network partners will host a Healthy Aging Forum: A Focus on Brain Health on December 9 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Program Room of the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, which is located within the Thomas Cooper Library on the University of South Carolina’s Columbia Campus. The forum, which will include plenary and programmatic sessions, a research panel and networking, is being held to advance the public health research and translation agenda for cognitive health and healthy aging.
The forum will begin with opening remarks from S.C. Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster. Additional featured speakers and panelists include members of the USC Arnold School of Public Health, USC College of Engineering and Computing, S.C. Institute of Medicine and Public Health, The Division of Geriatrics at Palmetto Health, the USC Office for the Study of Aging, the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services, the Alzheimer’s Association and The FriendShip501(c)3 Village. Dr. Lee Pearson, IMPH director of operations, serves on the advisory board and will be a speaker at the event.
The objectives of the forum are:
• To promote awareness about cognitive health, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease
• To describe current research related to physical activity, nutrition and cognitive health
• To foster collaboration and networking opportunities for researchers, students, and community organizations
*Located within the Prevention Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, the S.C. Health Brain Research Network was launched in the fall of 2014 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.