TILDA & Trinity EngAGE Showcase Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing for EU Partners
TILDA and Trinity EngAGE - Centre for Research in Ageing, recently hosted a meeting of the European Research Area Committee, at the request of Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. The meeting was held as part of Ireland’s EU presidency and representatives of AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, also took part in the event. Pictured above, TILDA researchers Dr. Celia O'Hare and Dr. Matthew O'Connell demonstrate a technology for cardiovascular health, the Finometer, to ERAC guests. Further details of the event are available here.
TILDA at the EU Summit on Active and Healthy Ageing
In recognition of the strategic importance of population ageing across the European Union, Ireland's EU Presidency hosted a Summit on Active and Healthy Ageing for EU Cities and Communities, jointly organised by the Ageing Well Network and the Global Coalition on Aging, in collaboration with the European Innovation Partnership. Pictured above at the summit, TILDA research nurses Lorna Greene (left) and Laura Dunne (right) show EU Commisioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, some of the equipment used in the TILDA health assessment.
TILDA Scientific Advisory Board Meeting at Trinity College, Dublin
The TILDA research team and affiliated researchers presented their work to members of the Scientific Advisory Board and other guests during a two-day event held at Trinity College, Dublin, on 16th-17th May. Pictured above at the meeting (from back, left to right) are Prof. David Weir, Prof. John C. Henretta, Prof. Robert Wright, Dr. John Phillips, Dr. Robert Clarke, Prof. Ian Young, Prof. Andrew Steptoe, Prof. James Nazroo, Prof. Anne Newman, Prof. Jim Smith, Prof. Rose Anne Kenny, Dr. Lisa Berkman, Prof. Axel Boersch-Supan.
Launch of TILDA Healthcare Utilisation Report at TILDA Annual Conference
A new TILDA report entitled Patterns and Determinants of Health Care Utilisation in Ireland was launched at the TILDA annual conference on 13th March 2013. Pictured above at the launch of the report (left to right) are Dr. Ambrose McLoughlin, Secretary General of the Department of Health, TILDA Principal Investigator Prof. Rose Anne Kenny and Prof. Charles Normand, co-author of the report. The conference focused on how researchers and policy makers could work together to translate TILDA research evidence into policy action, addressing such topics as health screening in older adults, long-term care, the importance of early-life interventions and pension plans.
Launch of Carer's Report
A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) entitled Profile of Community-Dwelling Older People with Disability and their Caregivers in Ireland was launched on June 5th 2012. The report highlighted that unpaid care work by older people underpins the Irish care system. Commenting on the findings, Associate Professor in Social Policy and Ageing, Virpi Timonen stated: “Care policy in Ireland is woefully neglectful of the fact that older people provide the bulk of care to other older people”. Pictured above at the launch of the report (left to right): Prof. Virpi Timonen, Harriet Conlon, Tom Curran and Prof. Rose Anne Kenny.
Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of TILDA in Trinity College Dublin
TILDA's Research Team presented their work to the Scientific Advisory Board and other esteemed visitors over a two day period. Our vistors gave invaluable advice regarding the future of TILDA and ageing research more generally. Pictured above in the front row left to right: Stacey Landau (University of Chicago), Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge), Rose Anne Kenny (Trinity College Dublin), Carol Ryff (University of Wisconsin) , James Smith (RAND). In the back row left to right are: Ian Young (QUB), Finbarr Martin (British Geriatric Society), Robert Clarke (University of Oxford), Richard Suzman (National Institute on Aging), Charles Normand (Trinity College Dublin), David Weir (University of Michigan), John Henretta (University of Florida), John Phillips (National Institute on Aging).
Launch of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland
The Centre for Longitudinal Studies in Ireland, a joint initiative between the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin, was launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins on April 4th 2012.
The launch was followed by the Centre’s inaugural lecture given by Prof. James Banks of the University of Manchester on the theme of: “Improving Knowledge and Policy: The Importance of Longitudinal Analysis”
Centre for Ageing Research & Development in Ireland, International Conference, “Ageing Globally, Ageing Locally”, Croke Park, Dublin
Prof. Rose Anne Kenny gave the keynote address entitled “Healthy ageing: silver lining and storm clouds”
Irish Research Nurses Network Conference
TILDA Research Nurses Laura Dunne (left) and Lorna Greene (right) at the Irish Research Nurses Network's 4th Annual National Conference on the 14th of October 2011.