Healthy Ageing

UK-Portugal Forum

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Auditorium 3 Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Initiative aiming to promote the exchange of good practices in healthy ageing between Portugal and the United Kingdom, in public health policies, innovation and new technologies. This meeting combine decision makers, researchers, associations and companies for a discussion on the challenges and impacts of an ageing society.


09:00  Registration and Welcome Coffee


09:30  Welcome remarks 

Carlos Moedas, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Trustee
Christopher Sainty, UK Ambassador to Portugal
Mariana Vieira da Silva, Minister of State for the Presidency


09:40   Ageing Society Grand Challenges

Chair: Pedro Pita Barros, Professor in Economics, NOVA SBE (Portugal)

Asghar Zaidi, Researcher of Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (UK)
Patrick Bonnet, Director The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (UK)
Rodrigo Cunha, Group Leader Multidisciplinary Institute for Ageing and Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (Portugal)


10:15   How to enable innovation and collaboration to ensure Healthy Ageing?

Paulo Boto, , Professor National School of Public Health, Nova University (Portugal)
Nuno Almeida, Administrador Nourish Care Systems e Fundador da Care Software Providers Association (UK)
Joaquim Cunha, Executive Director Health Cluster Portugal


11:00 – 11:20  Coffee Break


11:20   Understanding the needs and aspirations of an ageing society
The challenges for national health systems

Chair: Céu Mateus, , Professor in Health Economics, University of Lancaster (UK)

The UK’s Action Plan for a Healthy Ageing Society

Julie Taylor, Ageing Society Specialist (UK)

Portugal’s Action Plan for a Healthy Ageing Society

Andreia Jorge, Representative for the Portuguese Strategy for Active Ageing 2017-2025 (Portugal)


12:00   Turning Innovation for Healthy Ageing into Reality
Discussion and Case Studies from Portugal and the UK

Chair: Julie Taylor, Ageing Society Specialist (UK)
José Paulo Carvalho, Founder & COO HopeCare (Portugal)
Nuno Almeida, Founder & CEO Nourish Care Systems (UK)


12:45   Closing session

Andy Briggs, Co-Chair of the UK Longevity Council (UK)




The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice during the conference “Healthy Ageing. UK-Portugal Forum”, for the diffusion and collective preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us at [email protected].

Co-organised with

British Embassy Lisbon

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