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Keio-Cologne Lecture Series “Getting Old and Even Older – Pathways to Longevity and Implications for Society."
05 Dezember
10:00 Uhr - 11:30 Uhr
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Keio-Cologne Lecture Series

“Getting Old and Even Older – Pathways to Longevity and Implications for Society. Research and Experiences from Japan and Germany”

Winter Semester 2018/19
Wednesdays
10-11:30 a.m. in Cologne
18-19:30 p.m. in Tokyo

Venue:
Philosophikum
Raum S 67
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Köln

Link:
http://lageplan.uni-koeln.de/?search=Philosophikum#!103

Information:
Longevity – one of humankind’s all-time goals and desires – turns out to be boon and bane. Japan and Germany are among the countries, where not only individuals tend to get old and older, but the entire society is aging and has to adapt to a substantial demographic change. With a life expectancy of 85 years in Japan and 81 years in Germany and an almost identical average age of 47.2 years of populations in both countries, Japan and Germany share common problems and challenges.

Individual longevity implies an increase of aging-associated diseases, a growing need for age-appropriated environments and living conditions, higher demand of elder care, public health care and pension funds under stress, financial pressure on taxpayers, strain on the labor market and many more issues to be dealt with from medical, political, social, economic and legal points of view.

Both Keio University/Tokyo, and University of Cologne have established “Longevity/Aging” as a transversal topic of interdisciplinary research, to which scholars and scientists from several disciplines contribute cutting-edge research. Both Universities dispose of strong research centers in Life Sciences and in Social Sciences dedicated to Longevity- and Aging-associated issues.
This joint lecture series will present some of their results in a comparative Japanese German perspective. Each lecture will be held jointly by a German and a Japanese expert, giving insights into ongoing or recently completed research projects. Students in both countries are invited to interact and actively participate in the discussion by posting comments and questions during the lecture.

While being the first intercontinental joint lecture series with one of University of Colognes “Global Network Partners”, this seminar is also a pilot project introducing digital tools into international teaching cooperation.


October 31, 2018
Opening

Outlook: Scope and Sessions of the Lecture Series
Representatives from Cologne/Keio Universities

Skin Barrier and its homeostatic mechanisms

Masayuki Amagai, Professor of the Department of Dermatology, Keio University
Carien Niessen, Professor of the Department of Dermatology and CECAD, University of Cologne


November 7, 2018
Aging: A Challenge for Health Care?
Impacts of Retirement and Working Hours on Health Outcomes
Colin McKenzie, Faculty of Economics, Keio University

Designing a Long Life – Living Successfully over a Life-Course
Luise Geithner, Investigator, “NRW 80+” Study, ceres, University of Cologne


November 14, 2018
Advances in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Masaru Mimura, Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Keio University

Kai Vogeley, Professor of Neuropsychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne


November 21, 2018
How to Care for the Elderly?

Challenges for Therapy and Care in Geriatric Patients
M. Cristina Polidori, Professor of Ageing Medicine, Head Ageing Clinical Research, Dept. II Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne

Nursing and Medical Care in an Aging Society
Satoko Nagata, Professor of the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University


November 28, 2018
Disease Prediction of Neurodegenerative Disorders

Disease Modeling of Neurodegenerative Disorders
Hideyuki Okano, Professor of the Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University

An Ethical Framework for Information, Counseling and Understanding – Prediction of Alzheimer’s Disease by Biomarker Diagnostics
Carolin Schwegler, Project Manager, “PreDADQoL” Study, ceres, University of Cologne


December 5, 2018
The Cost of Health

Healthcare expenditure in Japan and other developed countries
Yoko Ibuka, Professor of the Department of Economics, Keio University

Just and Effective Health Care – State-Sponsored Health Insurance Systems and the Use of Resources
Björn Schmitz-Luhn, General Manager of ceres, University of Cologne


December 12, 2018
Cardio-Metabolic Memory and DNA Repair/Epigenetic Regulation

Hiroshi Ito, Professor of the Department of Medicine, Keio University
Thomas Benzing, Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and CECAD, University of Cologne


December 19, 2018
Technology to Support the Aging Society
From Wearable Assistive Gears to Stimulating Stroke patients’ Brains
Junichi Ushiba, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Assistive Apps for the Everyday Life of Psychiatric Patients
Conny Melzer (inq’d.), Professor for the Foundations of Special Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Cologne


January 9, 2019
Living Successfully in an Era of Aging

A State-Wide Study on People over 80 Years of Age
Roman Kaspar, Project Manager and Investigator, “NRW 80+” Study, ceres, University of Cologne

Labor Force Participation of Older People in Japan
Atsuhiro Yamada, Professor of the Department of Economics, Keio University


January 16, 2019
Staying Healthy over the Course of Life

Driving Clinical Knowledge from Trials and Cohort Studies
Hiroaki Miyata, Professor of the Department of Health Policy and Management, Faculty of Medicine, Keio University

How to Deal with Risks – Health and Risk Literacy
Saskia Jünger, Coordinator Key Research Area “Health Literacy in Complex Environments”, ceres, University of Cologne


January 23, 2019
Living Long and Well: Quality of Life and Well-Being of the Very Old
Changes in the Activities of Daily Living of Old People
Takahiro Hoshino, Professor of the Department of Economics, Keio University

Measuring Quality of Life in the Very Old Age – A Challenges and Potentials Based Model
Christiane Woopen, Professor and Head of the Research Unit Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, and Executive Director of ceres, University of Cologne


January 30, 2019
Declined Cognitive Function of Senior Citizens
Alzheimer’s Disease
Frank Jessen (inqd.), Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cologne

Encouraging the “Work” of People with Dementia
Satoko Hotta, Professor of Graduate School of Health Management, Keio University