Global Ag(e)ing Innovation Salon

Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 1:00 PM (CDT)

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A free event focused on global ag(e)ing issues and innovators.

  • Hear about the challenges and innovation opportunities in caregiving and brain health.
  • Meet startups, corporates and researchers from the global Aging2.0 network.
  • Highlight innovative Dutch, Japanese, Canadian, German and US initiatives.

AGENDA (click here for additional information)
1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Welcome: Diana Deaton, Aging2.0 Austin Ambassador
Welcome: Karen Fingerman & Debra Umberson, Co-Directors of the Texas Aging and Longevity Center at UT Austin
Scene Setting: Stephen Johnston, Co-founder, Aging2.0
Keynote: Erik Gerritsen, Vice Minister of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports
Panel: Global Ag(e)ing Innovations
  • Mel Barksy, Director of Business Development, Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) (Canada)
  • Frank Leyhausen, General Manager, MedCome International (Germany)
  • Joseph Schmidt, VP of Business Development, SOMPO Digital Lab (Japan)
  • Diana Deaton, Aging2.0 Austin Ambassador 
Networking: Discussions with appetizers

Scroll to the bottom to see some of the Featured Attendees.  

Keynote Speaker

  • Erik Gerritsen

    Erik Gerritsen

    Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports

    Vice Minister

    Erik Gerritsen was appointed Secretary General at the Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport in June 2015. As Secretary-General he is in charge of the general governance of the Ministry. In 1996 he was appointed Director Financial and Economic Aairs of the Ministry of Foreign Aairs where he became deputy Secretary General in 1999. In 2000 he made the transition to the Municipality of Amsterdam. …

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  • Mel Barsky

    Mel Barsky

    Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

    Director of Business Development

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  • Joseph Schmidt

    Joseph Schmidt

    SOMPO Digital Lab

    VP Business Development

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  • Caroline Servat

    Caroline Servat

    Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging

    Associate Director

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  • Frank Leyhausen

    Frank Leyhausen

    MedCom International

    General Manager

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  • Stephen Johnston

    Stephen Johnston


    CEO and Co-Founder

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Sunday, Mar 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)


Glickman Conference Center, Patton Hall (RLP) University of Texas at Austin
305 E. 23rd Street, RLP, Room 1.302E Austin78712


  • Diana Deaton

    Diana Deaton

    Aging2.0 Austin Chapter


  • Karen Fingerman

    Karen Fingerman

    Texas Aging and Longevity Center at University of Texas


  • Debra Umberson

    Debra Umberson

    Texas Aging and Longevity Center at University of Texas


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