WUN Public Health Global Challenge Conference – Healthy Ageing 2015
The WUN Public Health Global Challenge Conference on Healthy Ageing focused on how lifecourse research might contribute to the promotion of healthy ageing. This is significant since there is substantial evidence for the inextricable linkage between maternal/perinatal/infant/childhood factors and adult lifestyle factors, which accumulate and contribute to the risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) later in life. There is also growing awareness of the interaction between communicable disease and genetic predisposing factors. Led by WUN’s Public Health group, the conference was an opportunity for WUN and local Chinese academics, agency stakeholders and government to explore new collaborative research opportunities and sources of funding.