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A Symposium on Health, Wealth and Relationships - Spotlight on Older Women

Event Summary

This symposium is the first collaboration between the Centre for Ageing Research & Education (CARE) of Duke-NUS Medical School and the Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA) of Singapore Management University. Both centres worked hard to attract participants to the event and were pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response.

Based on the topic, more women turned up at the symposium but it didn’t deter the men from attending. The medical and social aspects of ageing were discussed and the women participants  were very responsive during question time.

In fact, two well-known names and stalwarts of the medical profession were in the audience -  Dr Aline Wong, the former Senior Minister of State for Health as well as Education and now Chancellor of the Singapore University of Social Sciences; and Dr Kanwaljit Soin, the former Nominated Member of Parliament and orthopaedic surgeon. They took to the floor and made the audience laugh because of their differing views but it was pretty evident that they were very concerned about the challenges that elderly women face.

For more information on the topics covered by our symposium speakers, please click here.

Please find the programme here.

News Coverage

The event was covered by Channel NewsAsia, see the following:



Friday, 24 November 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm


Amphitheatre, Level 2, Duke-NUS Medical School, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857