Beyond Longevity Symposium: Fall 2020

Please join us for a two-day online symposium examining aging from a positive health perspective, with a particular focus on social and psychological well-being in aging. Expert speakers will discuss our current understanding of the social and environmental factors likely to support healthy aging, the roles happiness and positive mental health may play in physical health and longevity, promising interventions and policy approaches, and ideas for a future research agenda.

The symposium is co-hosted by the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

A Positive Health Perspective on Aging: Social Assets
Wednesday, October 21, 2-3:30pm ET, Online over Zoom
Watch Recording Here 

Welcoming Remarks Vish Viswanath, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
Keynote Address Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health
Panel Discussion Panelist: Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health
Panelist: Tara Gruenewald, Chapman University
Panelist: Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
Moderator: Laura Kubzansky, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
Closing Remarks Michelle A. Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

A Positive Health Perspective on Aging: Psychological Assets
Tuesday, November 10, 11:30am-1pm ET, Online over Zoom
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Welcoming Remarks Vish Viswanath, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
Keynote Address Laura Carstensen, Stanford Center on Longevity
Panel Discussion Panelist: Laura Carstensen, Stanford Center on Longevity
Panelist: Anthony Ong, Cornell University
Panelist: Robert Waldinger, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Moderator: Lilian Cheung, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Co-Moderator: Vish Viswanath, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness
Closing Remarks Laura Kubzansky, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness