Join International Ageing Expert Dr. Bradley Willcox At WCHA 2015

This year’s World Congress on Healthy Aging (WCHA 2015) is being held right here on South African soil, in Sandton next month.

According to Time magazine, “we live in extraordinary times. And thanks to medical and scientific advances that even a generation ago would have sounded like science fiction, our lives are getting longer.”

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to listen to the world’s leading aging experts during a series of consumer workshops.

An event not to be missed, with the advantage of paying only for the talks that you wish to attend, this year’s congress, promises to be a hard act to follow.

Below we profile one of the health experts who  is a keynote speaker for the scientific programme at the World Congress of Healthy Aging 2015 . In addition Dr Willcox will join several other specialists who will participate in  a series of public talks which will inform the public on the latest thinking on living healthier lives, and planning better for longer lives.

Dr Willcox will join the panel discussion on The Path to Positive Ageing to discuss what the key health determinants of successful ageing and longevity are. He will also join the panel discussion on Eating for Longevity, with leading local dieticians and general practitioners. Dr. Willcox  is eminently qualified to talk on the subject of aging and nutrition,  as co-author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging, The Okinawa Program his work has appeared in cover articles of Time Magazine, National Geographic, and on Oprah, Good Morning America, NOVA Science, BBC, among other media.

“Everyone wants to live longer, and science is starting to make that happen. But living better will be the real challenge—and opportunity” – Time magazine February 2015

 

Dr. Bradley Willcox MD, MSc:

Dr Bradley Willcox

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc is Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He also Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Kuakini Hawaii LIFESPAN and HEALTHSPAN Studies and co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. He is also active clinically as Physician co-Leader of the Long Term Care Hospitalist Service at The Queens Medical Center. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Expert On Genetic, Enevironmental & Clinical Aging:

Dr. Willcox has published widely in the genetic, environmental and clinical aspects of healthy aging, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journals of Gerontology, the leading gerontological journal. He has been recognized with a Dorothy Dillon Eweson Award for Advances in Aging Research, the Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research, and a Director’s Citation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Author of The Okinawa Program:

He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a three-time nominee for Outstanding Physician of the Year at The Queen’s Medical Center. Dr. Willcox is also an author of a NY Times best-selling book on healthy aging, The Okinawa Program, and his work has appeared in cover articles of Time Magazine, National Geographic, and on Oprah, Good Morning America, NOVA Science, BBC, among other media.

Panels that Dr. Bradley Willcox will be participating in:

Date: Saturday 1st August

Topic: The Path to Positive Ageing – the key health determinants of successful ageing and longevity – World Café (09:00-11:00)

Dr Willcox joins wellness experts:

Dr Suresh Rattan DM – International Biogerontologist (Biology of Aging)

Dr Riaz Motara – Local Cardiologist & Longevity Expert

Dr Darrin Disely – International Genetic Specialist

Date: Sunday 2nd August

Topic: Eat for Longevity Panel (09:00-11:00)

Dr. Willcox joins wellness experts:

Lisa Raleigh – Local Lifestyle & Wellness Expert

Melissa Kelly – Local Nutrition Expert

Karina Reid – Local Expert on The Psychology of Longevity

Claire Julsing-Strydom – President for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa.

Dr Tsidi Gule – Local Founder Of The Medispace Wellness Clinic

Dr Arien van der Merwe – Local Expert on Diabetics and Metabolic Syndrome

Longevity expert

TO FIND OUT WHICH CONSUMER WORKSHOP IS BEST FOR YOU, GO TO www.wcha2015.com and find all the details to register for the WCHA 2015. It just takes a few clicks from the World Congress on Healthy Aging’s home page.