HOPE Foundation News November 2015

Posted by on 2 November 2015

In September I was proud to launch the second HOPE-Selwyn Knowledge Exchange. Once again this was a very successful event with over 60 attendees from throughout New Zealand.

Sessions were chaired by myself, Professor Ngaire Kerse, Professor David Richmond and Associate Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair. Professor Valerie Wright-St Clair is the newest member of the HOPE Foundation for Research on Ageing Board being the nominee of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology.

Dr Maree Todd,
Clinical Director,
Older People’s Health,
Auckland District Health Board.
Chair of the Foundation

maree todd

Once again we saw enthusiastic collaboration between researchers and the strengthening of Professor Ngaire Kerse’s Consortium of Researchers on Ageing. First time researchers mingled comfortably with some of the most experienced researchers in New Zealand.

A highlight was the number of presentations from members of the LiLACS New Zealand team. LiLACS NZ is an abbreviation of - Life and Living in Advanced Old Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand. This collaboration is lead by Professor Ngaire Kerse and consists of more than 32 researchers 10 of whom presented at this year’s HOPE-Selwyn Knowledge Exchange.

Next year we will be supporting the New Zealand Association of Gerontology Conference and our next Knowledge Exchange will be in 2017.

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