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Prof Kenneth Rockwood: “Frailty in older adults: implications for contemporary health care and clinical research”
25th May 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series
CRUK Cambridge Research Institute Lecture Theatre
(Li Ka Shing Centre – Robinson Way)
Wednesday 25th May 2016 – 17.00
(drinks reception to follow)
Co-host – Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the
Department of Medicine for the Elderly
Guest Lecturer : Dr. Kenneth Rockwood
Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Kathryn Allen Weldon Professor of Alzheimer’s Research and chair of Alzheimer Research, Centre for Health Care of the Elderly Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Title of talk “Frailty in older adults: implications for contemporary health care and clinical research”
Kenneth Rockwood, staff physician, Department of Medicine, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, is the founder, president, and Chief Scientific Officer for DementiaGuide Inc., a web-based company.
Dr. Rockwood has practiced medicine for nearly 25 years. He has a degree in medicine from Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and he holds a Special Certificate in Internal Medicine. Dr. Rockwood is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and he holds a Certificate of Special Competence in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, as well as a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from Dalhousie University. Dr. Rockwood is a senior researcher acting as a key collaborator and researcher lead on numerous studies in geriatric medicine. In addition to being a specialist in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, he also holds a Masters in Public Administration from Queen’s University, Ontario, and has formally provided policy advice at both the provincial and federal levels. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and six books and has received numerous awards for research, longstanding interest in clinical and epidemiological aspects of frailty, delirium, and dementia.
For further details, please contact Sylvie Robinson (01223 348490 or int. ext. 58490