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, 2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET
Online over Zoom

October 21 Speakers

Michelle A. Williams
Opening Remarks
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lisa Berkman
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sandro Galea
Boston University School of Public Health

Tara Gruenewald
Chapman University

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A Positive Health Perspective on Aging: Psychological Assets

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm ET
Online over Zoom

November 10 Speakers

Laura Carstensen
Stanford Center on Longevity

Anthony Ong
Cornell University

Robert Waldinger
Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

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