The Coordinator of ADVANTAGE JA is one of the keynote speakers for the webinar organised by the International Foundation for Integrated Care on Wednesday, 18th October at 12 noon.

This is the launch of the second series of webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice. This series will have a particular focus on active and healthy ageing and preventing and managing frailty. The webinars will be hosted by IFIC Scotland in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland, the Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services, the Health and Social Care Alliance, and with ADVANTAGE Joint Action on the prevention and management of Frailty, co-funded by the European Union’s Health Programme.

Each webinar will feature health and care practitioners with experience of implementing people-centred integrated care for older people. Presenters from around the world will offer evidence, personal insights, practical tips and peer support as part of IFIC’s global community of practice. Each webinar will extend IFIC’s on-line knowledge tree by collating resources related to the specific topic.

image001The series will launch on October 18th with two keynote speakers Professor Leocadio Rodriguez Manas; Coordinator for ADVANTAGE Joint Action. Head of the Geriatric Department, Hospital Universitario de Getafe (SERMAS, Madrid) and Director of the Spanish Network on Aging and Frailty. Co-Director of the Toledo Study on Healthy Aging-TSHA, where the Frailty Score Index has been developed to assess frailty in community-dwelling older adults. Principal Investigator or collaborator in a number of EU funded projects related to frailty. He is also a member of the Working Group on Health and Performance for the “More Years, Better Lives” Joint Program Innovation of the European Union.


image002Prof Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health, School of Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University. Dawn had a lead role in ProfouND, the EU funded Thematic Network to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes amongst all sectors and organisations that work with older people. She leads the Seniors USP Project on active ageing, sedentary behaviour and physical activity/inactivity to inform future interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in older people. She also runs a not for profit training organisation that trains exercise and health professionals in delivery of exercise for falls prevention across the UK and Europe.


Please find link below to register:


Links with details to register for the next 2 Webinars in the series to run in November and December:

Joining instructions to all registered will be sent one week prior to the Webinar.