Innovative approaches to methodological challenges facing ageing cohort studies
Workshop 2: Methodological challenges associated with frailty and resilience in ageing populations
Monday 28 November 2011, 11:00-16:30: Room 1.69/70, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building, University of Manchester
(Building number 35 on the campus map)
The workshop brings together researchers and experts from different disciplines on the topic of frailty and resilience in ageing populations. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss common methodological challenges in relation to frailty and resilience in ageing cohort studies. Topics and speakers include (the speaker list may change on the day):
11.00 - 11.30 Concepts and measures of frailty- methodological challenges
Dr Neil Pendleton, Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester. Dr Pendleton is a PI on the Manchester and Newcastle Longitudinal Studies of Cognitive Aging and The Dyne Steele DNA Archive for Aging and Cognition.
11.30 - 12.00 Challenges and innovations in collecting data on frail people
Professor Mike Horan, Professor Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester. Professor Horan is a PI on the Manchester and Newcastle Longitudinal Studies of Cognitive Aging and The Dyne Steele DNA Archive for Aging and Cognition.
12.00 - 13.00 A life course approach to frailty
Professor Di Kuh, Director of MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing. Professor Kuh is the PI of the National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) and coordinates the FALCON, HALCYON and other ageing research collaborative studies.
Dr Renata Bryce (Institute of Psychiatry) is a psychologist who will be joining the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing.
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30 The responses of middle-aged gay men in Manchester to ageing and ageism
Paul Simpson, PhD student in Sociology, University of Manchester
14.30 - 15.00 Testosterone and Frailty in Ageing Men
Professor Fred Wu, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Manchester. Professor Wu is a PI on the European Male Ageing Study (EMAS).
15.00 - 15.30 Tea/Coffee
15.30 - 16.00 Frailty and its correlates
Professor John Starr, Geriatric Medicine, School of Clinical Sciences & Community Health, University of Edinburgh
16.00 - 16.30 Longitudinal qualitative studies of frail adults
Anna Lloyd, ESRC PhD student, University of Edinburgh
The workshop is free for participants to attend but registration is essential. Please book a place using the booking form.