Serving Aging Societies Globally Through Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room 310 (Hynes Convention Center)
The aging of society poses critical challenges to nearly all the nations of the world. Scientists and policymakers have the opportunity to make significant contributions to improving the lives of older people and enhancing the living conditions of multi-generational families and communities. This session discusses the ways in which policies have stimulated innovative technologies and practices in response to aging societies in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Thailand, and other parts of Asia. In the process of integrating science, technology, and relevant policies, it is important for experts to properly understand the social needs of the elderly, to provide up-to-date trends to policymakers, and to suggest feasible applications of science and technology for aging societies. The session will also address science and technology policies and influences that are region-specific and depend upon such characteristics as culture, demographics, and economies, while identifying best practices and cross-national lessons.
Naoki Saito, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), MEXT Japan
Kuniko Urashima, Japan National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
Kei Koizumi, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Tateo Arimoto, Japan National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Nares Damrongchai, Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences
Internationalization of Aging in Thailand and the Importance of Biomedical Innovation