William F. Forbes Lecture - Back to the future of gerontology

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Opportunities, challenges, and uncertainties in the next 40 years of an aging world

Join us in-person or online to learn about the history of gerontology at the University of Waterloo and what the future holds.

John Hirdes.
John Hirdes

Dr. Hirdes is a Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo and a Fellow of the Balsillie School of International Affairs. In addition, he is the Senior Canadian Fellow and a Board Member of interRAI (www.interRAI.org), an international consortium of researchers from over 35 countries. He chairs interRAI's Network for Mental Health and the interRAI Network of Canada.

Dr. Hirdes has 250+ publications in peer reviewed journals and academic book chapters. His primary areas of interest include assessment, mental health, aging, health services, case mix systems, quality measurement, and quantitative research methods.

Hosted by the Network for Aging Research, this second annual lecture is presented in honour of William Forbes, a pioneer in the field of gerontology and the founding director of the Gerontology program at the University of Waterloo, Canada’s first English-language graduate program in gerontology.

For more information on the keynote and to register, see the Network for Aging Research event page.