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With the support of the IAGG, WHO - World Health Organization ( and the SFGG - French Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology ( four different workshops will be organized throughout this mandate. Fifteen worldwide experts and 15 international observers will get together to define recommendations and their related program project. The high level work be presented at the end of each workshop and position papers will be distributed to members, national health authorities, UN organizations, WHO networks etc. for the benefit of all. Of course, the final results will also be inserted on this website.

Workshop 1: “Identification of the main domains for quality of care and clinical research in nursing homes”

June 2010 in Toulouse, France: The aim is to report the evidences of the low access to clinical trial of the nursing home residents.

Workshop 2: “Health promotion program on prevention of late onset dementia”

WHO headquarters in Geneva in January 2011: dedicated to large intervention studies currently undergone and last findings on prevention of late dementia. 

Workshop 3: “Frailty”

Athens on January 21 & 22, 2012. The main issues concerned:

  1. A simple tool for frailty assessment: what model, for what use?

  2. Relevance of frailty for evaluation purposes: new geriatric treatments, heavy and costly healthcare procedures, social and medical practices for a global population

  3. Frailty and prevention: Can frailty help identify potential disability? Can frailty be used as a tool in prevention campaigns and screening Read some of the related articles before publication of the final recommendations.

Workshop 3: “Connecting African and global endeavour on Human Rights and Older Persons”

October 2012 in CapeTown, South Africa, during the African Regional congress. The broad purpose of the workshop is to bring together key International and African government and civil society role-players in order to discuss and identify approaches for connecting and creating synergy between African regional and national-level endeavours and agendas on human rights of older persons and the global movement toward an international UN convention on the rights of older persons. To this end, deliberations will focus on two critical questions:

  1. What country-level activities can be developed to foster a greater engagement of African governments with global, UN-level mechanisms in pursuit of an international convention?

  2. How can the forging of a case for a UN convention build on the rationales, experiences and processes that are underpinning the development of regional instruments on the rights of older persons such as Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean?

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