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Wednesday, February 6 • 16:45 - 18:00
#S0304: Decision Science, Communication and Pharma Comparing Older People to Younger Ones with Regard to Making Decisions about Taking Pharmaceuticals

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Until recently, interest in how older adults make decisions with regard to the taking of pharmaceuticals has surprisingly been an under-researched area despite the obvious needs. What research does show is that older individuals display poorer decision-making competence skills than younger individuals. This in turn leads to older people having more difficulties with numeric processing and with “wisdom” or “experience” becoming more important than scientific findings. The panel will examine a series of topics, including:
a) If the elderly can be better supported to become more involved and proactive
b) What should be in place to better manage their pill burden
c) Why we don’t have better data on treatment effectiveness in the elderly and finally
d) Should there be a geriatric legislation, similar to the paediatric

Chair
Ragnar Lofstedt

Panelist

Dominic Balog-Way

Panelist

David Haerry

Panelist

Fariba Mirzaei

Panelist
Jasminka Tadin


Speakers
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Dominic Balog-Way

Research Associate, King's College London
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David Haerry

Member, European AIDS Treatment Group
David has been involved with health care professionals’ education projects since 2007 and, in 2015, became Secretary General for the Swiss Academic Foundation on Education in Infectious Diseases (SAFE-ID). He has been Work-Package Co-leader and a member of the Executive Committee... Read More →
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Ragnar Lofstedt

Professor of Risk Management, Kings College London
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Jasminka Tadin

Spokesperson, Croatian Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices


Wednesday February 6, 2019 16:45 - 18:00
TBD Austria Center Vienna Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1 1220 Vienna Austria