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ICAA 2019: Shaping the future of wellness
October 10-12, 2019
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

How the age wave will transform wellness, longevity and medicine

Add to your agenda: October 18,
10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Dr. Ken Dychtwald, PhD, CEO of Age Wave
Rising longevity and the aging of Boomers worldwide are radically altering both the demographic landscape and every aspect of the consumer marketplace. In coming years, we’ll see explosive business growth fueled by this unprecedented age wave. Health and wellness-related sectors will be the most impacted, according to Ken Dychtwald, PhD, a foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, healthcare, financial, and workforce implications of the age wave. In this special presentation for ICAA, Dr. Dychtwald offers a revealing glimpse into the future.

As founding CEO of Age Wave, Dr. Dychtwald advises companies and government groups on product and service development for adults 50+. A psychologist, gerontologist and documentary filmmaker, he is also a best-selling author of 16 books on longevity and aging-related issues. His books include Bodymind, Age Wave, Age Power: How the 21st Century Will Be Ruled by the New Old, Workforce Crisis, Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings and A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success.

Women leaders igniting healthy aging

Add to your agenda: October 19,
9:45 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

Moderated by Dr. Richard Carmona, this panel features three leading women in health, wellness and aging. Hear how women leaders are shaping healthy aging today. Discover steps to enhance and preserve cognitive ability as we advance in age. Plus find out how to create your own “Blue Zone,” a concept drawing on what we know about healthy habits in long-lived regions of the world.

Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, had a distinguished career in public health, serving as 17th Surgeon General of the United States. His interest in public health stemmed from the realization that most of his patients’ illnesses and injuries were preventable. Today, Dr. Carmona serves as chief of health innovations for Canyon Ranch, a global leader in the wellness movement. He is also Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona.

Susan E. Docherty, MS, is CEO of Canyon Ranch®. Docherty oversees the Canyon Ranch destination resorts and SpaClub® day spas, with a personal mission of helping extend the reach of the brand’s integrative wellness offerings to guests internationally and domestically, both at the resorts and in their day-to-day lives. Prior to joining Canyon Ranch, she spent almost three decades at General Motors, where she held senior executive positions in the United States and overseas. Docherty is also on the board of directors of The Brink’s Company.

Gloria Caulfield, BBA, serves in two leadership roles, as vice president of strategic alliances for Tavistock Development Company as well as executive director for health and wellness strategy and planning for the Lake Nona Institute. Caulfield is responsible for managing corporate partnerships and identifying intersections with stakeholders in the Lake Nona community that advance research, technology and new solutions for healthy lifestyles and quality of life. She is the chief architect for the Lake Nona Impact Forum, a health and wellness thought-leadership gathering and signature event for the Tavistock Group.

Susie Ellis, MBA, is chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Institute, the nonprofit research and educational resource for the global wellness industry. She is also cofounder, chairman and CEO of the Global Wellness Summit, an international gathering of senior executives and leaders, which will hold its 12th annual conference in 2018. Recognized as an authority on the worldwide wellness industry, Ellis authors a popular annual wellness trends report. She received the International Spa Association’s Visionary Award and was honored as a trailblazer by the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women.

The future of living in the “Longevity Economy”

Add to your agenda: October 19,
3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m.

Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, is founder and director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab.

He authored the recently released book The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market, in which he sees longevity as a call to innovate and invent the future of living. Dr. Coughlin also teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning and Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program. His research focuses on how demographic change, technology, consumer behavior and trends drive innovations in business and in government. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee and has advised nonprofits, governments and corporations worldwide.

The Wall Street Journal named Dr. Coughlin one of “12 Pioneers Inventing the Future of Retirement.” Additionally, Fast Company Magazine listed the visionary researcher and professor among its “100 Most Creative People In Business.” He has been featured by media outlets worldwide, including BBC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The Today Show, New York Times, Economist, Financial Times and others.


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