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As per available reports about 10 relevant journals, 15 Conferences, 30 workshops are presently dedicated exclusively to breathing disorder and about 2,070 articles are being published on gerontology.

Gerontology is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging. It is distinguished from geriatrics, which is the branch of medicine that studies the diseases of older adults. Gerontologists include researchers and practitioners in the fields of biology, medicine, optometry, dentistry, social work, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, economics, political science, architecture, geography, urban planning, pharmacy, nursing public health, housing and anthropology. The multidisciplinary nature of gerontology implies that there are various subfields, and copartnered fields, for example brain research and human science that cover with gerontology.

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Scope and Importance:

Gerontologists view maturing regarding four unique forms: ordered maturing, living maturing, mental maturing, and social maturing. Ordered maturing is the meaning of maturing dependent upon an individual's years existed from conception. Natural maturing alludes to the physical progressions that lessen the productivity of organ frameworks. Mental maturing incorporates the progressions that happen in tactile and perceptual methodologies, cognitive capacities, versatile limit, and temperament. Social maturing alludes to a singular's changing parts and associations with family, companions, and other casual backings, profitable parts and inside associations. Gerontology encompasses the following: •studying physical, mental, and social changes in individuals as they age •investigating the maturing process itself •investigating the interface of ordinary maturing and age-identified malady •investigating the impacts of an ageing populace on social order •applying this learning to arrangements and projects, incorporating the perceptible. Gerontology can be classified into three types: Biogerontology Social Gerontology Environmental gerontology Biogerontology is the sub-field of gerontology concerned with the biological processes of aging and their evolutionary origins. It involves interdisciplinary research on biological aging's causes, effects, and mechanisms. Biomedical gerontology, also known as experimental gerontology and life extension, is a sub-discipline of biogerontology that endeavors to slow, prevent, and even reverse aging in both humans and animals. Approaches include curing age-related diseases and slowing down the underlying processes of aging. Most "life extensionists" believe the human life span can be increased within the next century, if not sooner. Biological Theories of aging are numerous and no one theory has been accepted. There is a wide spectrum of the types of theories for the causes of aging with programmed theories on one extreme and error theories on the other. Regardless of the theory, a commonality is that as humans age, functions of the body decline. The important theories of aging include: • Wear and tear • Genetic • General imbalance • Accumulation • The free radical theory of aging • The DNA Damage Theory of Aging Social gerontology Social gerontology is a multi-disciplinary sub-field that spends significant time in concentrating on or working with more seasoned mature people. Social gerontologists might have degrees or preparing in social work, nurturing, brain research, humanism, demography, gerontology, or other social science disciplines. Social gerontologists are answerable for instructing, examining, and propelling the broader explanations for more advanced in years individuals. Social theories of aging: Several theories of aging are developed to observed the aging process of older adults in society as well as how these processes are interpreted by men and women as they age. • Activity theory • Disengagement theory • Continuity theory • Age stratification theory • Life course theory • Cumulative advantage/disadvantage theory • Constructionist theories Environmental gerontology is an information region which points Gerontology comprehend, investigate, change and upgrade the relationship between the maturing individual and their physical and social environment, from interdisciplinary viewpoints and methodologies, blanket diverse teaches like psycho gerontology, topography, urban arranging, building design and urban outline, social approach, social work, humanism and different sciences at the closure . It is normal that in advancing years the maturing populace worldwide incrementantara engage in natural gerontology ponders , because of social, monetary , social and ecological components connected with this marvel in urban communities, basically in nations advancement.

Market Analysis:

Geographically, North America accounts for one of the largest markets followed by Europe. Baby boomers play a major role in the market growth. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average life expectancy in the U.S. will be 77.1 years for men and 81.9 years for women by 2020. To tackle the rising aging population, favorable reimbursement policies and extensive presence of care centers are set up to assist the problems faced by aged people. Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing region due to the factors such as rise in persistent medical conditions and rising concern for life expectancies among the geriatric population. Latin America holds a strong potential for the market growth owing to the high presence of geriatric population and growing health care facility.

Some of the key players in this market segment are, the Jewish Family Service, the International Association of Geriatric Care, National Association of Professional Care Managers, Senior Care Centers, the UF health, the World Health Organization and others. These players constantly participate in awareness programs, as well as mergers and acquisitions to serve the elderly society effectively. 

List of Best International Conferences

1.      3rd European Geriatrics Congress, June 20-21, 2016, Alicantae, Spain

2.      4th Geriatrics and Gerontology conference Aug 15-17, 2016 London, UK

3.       Aging Conference, Aug 8-9, 2016 Las Vegas, USA

4.      5th Geriatric Medicine Conference Nov 17-19, 2016 Atlanta, USA

5.      4th Psychiatrist and Geriatric Psychiatry conference

6.      5th Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia conference  September 29-October 01, 2016 London, UK

7.      2nd Conference on Sleep Disorders and Medicine conference November 28-30, 2016 Chicago, USA

8.      2nd Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders conference November 28-30, 2016 Seattle, USA

9.      Rheumatology and Aging Conference 2015 08 - 11 Sep 2015,Cambridge, United Kingdom

10.  IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 — 19- 22 Oct 2015,Chiangmai, Thailand

11.  2015 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 06- 11 Nov 2015,San Francisco, United States

12.  Pro-Aging Europe Congress 2015 19 Nov -22 Nov 2015 Brussels, Belgium.

13.  Ageing 2016 09- 11 Feb 2016, London, United Kingdom.

14.  4th World Parkinson Congress (WPC 2016), September 20-23, 2016, Portland.

15.  World Congress on Active Ageing 2016, June 28/July 01/, 2016, Melbourne

16.  International Federation on Ageing - 13th Global Conference: Disasters in an Ageing World - Readiness, Resilience and Recovery, June 21-23, 2016, Brisbane.

17.  American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2016, May 19-21, 2016, Long Beach

18.  American Society on Aging (ASA) 2016 Aging in America Conference, March, 2016, Washington

19.  14th International Athens/Springfield Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer Therapy, March 20-24, 2016, Athens

20.  AGHE‘s 42nd Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference, March 9-12, 2016, Long Beach

21.  Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference 2016 - Palliative Medicine and End of Life Care: 2016 Update Including Related Topics in Neurology, February 14-21, 2016, Fort Lauderdale

Relevant Society and Associations

1.      British Geriatrics Society

2.      Canadian Geriatrics Society

3.      Geriatric society of India

4.      The Hong Kong Geriatrics Society

5.      Oregon Geriatrics Society

6.      European union Geriatric medicine society

Companies

1.      Novartis

2.      Pfizer

3.      Roche

4.      Sanofi

5.      Merck & Co.

6.      Johnson & Johnson

7.      GlaxoSmithKline

8.      AstraZeneca

9.      Gilead Sciences

10.  Takeda

11.  AbbVie

12.  Amgen

13.  Teva

14.  Lilly

15.  Bristol-Myers Squibb

16.  Bayer

17.  Novo Nordisk

18.  Astellas

19.  BoehringerIngelheim

20.  Actavis

21.  Otsuka

22.  Daiichi Sankyo

23.  Biogen Idec

24.  Baxter

25.  Merck KGaA

 

 

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This page was last updated on 12th Sep, 2015

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