Join Us for a Free Event
Please join UC San Diego Health System and KPBS at The Healthy and Active Aging Conference, November 16, to learn more about aging and your well-being. This is a free event. Breakfast and lunch will be included along with giveaways and raffle prizes. Portions of the event will take place outside so please be sure to dress accordingly. We hope you can join us!
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Registration, Breakfast and Health Screenings
8 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Tai Chi Class (Optional)
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Event Introduction
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Kenny Goldberg, Reporter, KPBS
Larry Friedman, MD, Medical Director of Ambulatory Care, UC San Diego Health System, Interim CEO of UC San Diego Health System Faculty Practice, Interim Dean of Clinical Affairs
9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Morning Presentations
Learn how sleep helps you live a longer, healthier life that you are more awake and tuned in to experience. Find out why sleep is important for our daily lives and overall health and wellness, and learn the best strategies for coping with insomnia and simple ways to get more and better sleep.
Atul Malhotra, MD
Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and director of Sleep Medicine, UC San Diego Health System
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
As we grow older, many people become concerned about their memory. Dr. Gupta will discuss how memory changes with age and address many common concerns. Learn important tips for keeping your memory sharp and find out how to tell when professional help is needed.
Roopali Gupta, MD
Assistant clinical professor and geriatrician, UC San Diego Health System
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Break and Health Screenings
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Screenings include glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Osteoporosis affects millions of men and women. Dr. Hofflich will discuss how to prevent bone fractures through diet, exercise and calcium and vitamin D supplementation, and explain the variety of treatment options currently available for osteoporosis.
Heather Hofflich, DO
Associate clinical professor of medicine, UC San Diego Health System
10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Question & Answer Session with Speakers
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Lunch, Health Screenings and Cooking Demonstration
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Afternoon Presentations
Dr. Vahia will explain what successful aging means and how the concept of it and our understanding of it has evolved over time. Learn the keys to successful aging and whether it can still be achieved when facing chronic physical or psychiatric illnesses.
Ipsit Vahia, MD
Director of Research, Senior Behavioral Health, Stein Institute for Research on Aging
12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Dr. Middleton will explain the different types of arthritis and dispel common myths associated with the condition. Find out the best ways to relieve pain and increase functioning when living with arthritis.
Gregg Middleton, MD
Associate clinical professor of rheumatology, UC San Diego Health System
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 1:45
Recent scientific advances in Alzheimer’s disease research are fueling the development of new approaches to treatment and prevention. Learn about what’s on the horizon and about new evidence supporting preventive measures we can take now to reduce our risk of dementia.
Cecily Jenkins, PhD
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Question and Answer Session with Speakers
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Please register via phone at 619-543-2445 or online.