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Growing Older, Aging Better: Healthcare Revolution in Asia and the US

Business of Asia
(Paolo Gianturco)

Remarkable improvements in healthcare are redefining what constitutes a life well lived—longer lifespans, better quality of life, and unprecedented opportunities to pursue one’s life goals. All around the world, many people today can expect to live 20-30 years longer than their grandparents and enjoy a significantly improved quality of life. Asia is leading this trend. Japan has the world’s oldest population, and much larger populations in China and India are seeing similar transitions. How are market forces and policies helping or hindering healthcare for aging populations? What can Americans learn from Asia’s healthcare innovations—in new technology, services, and business models? What new opportunities for U.S. healthcare firms, technology entrepreneurs, and investors exist in serving Asia’s graying population?

The event will also feature a presentation by renowned photographer Paola Gianturco, author of Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. Copies of Grandmother Power will be available for signing and purchase.

The event is the second part of a new Asia Society Business of Asia program series on healthcare in Asia. Click here for details of the New York event (9/30)


Jane Barratt (moderator), Secretary General, International Federation on Ageing

Karen Eggleston, Director, Asia Health Policy Program, Stanford University

Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic

Regis Kelly, Director, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), UC San Francisco

Jorge Puente, MD, President, Asia Pacific/Canada,Oncology Business Unit, Pfizer Inc.

Wei Siang Yu, Executive Chairman, Borderless Healthcare Group (Singapore)

Sponsored by:

Promotional Co-sponsors: Bay Area Council, Bay Area Council Economic Institute, BayHelix, btrax, CalAsia, Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society (CABS), ChinaSF, HYSTA, Innospring

Program Agenda:

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Discussion / Audience Q&A
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Reception


Event Details

Tue 22 Oct 2013
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Asia Society, Bechtel Conference Room, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco

$10 Asia Society/Co-Sponsor Members/Students; $15 Non-Members