The International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) presents a new Debate Series beginning 22 June 2022 with the topic Is retirement the end of a productive life? This is a widespread and sometimes universal concept but... is it true…? In this new edition of the IPA Debate Series, presenters, moderators and audience will discuss different opinions and perspectives, coming from distinct activities and cultures, in order to give an answer to such question and provide new references for this polemic issue. The Debate is planned for 22 June at 07.00 Central Time, expecting 90 minutes long. Moderated by Prof. Raimundo Mateos and Dr. Edgardo Reich. 22 June 2022
Dr. Linda CW Lam
Dr. Lam completed her medical undergraduate and doctoral degree at CUHK. She is a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (United Kingdom). In 2017, she was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and Honorary Membership of the World Psychiatric Association. She is the Past President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. past Chief Editor of the East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, and the founding President of the Chinese Dementia Research Association in Hong Kong.
Her main research interests have been the epidemiology and impact of lifestyle activity interventions on cognitive aging and dementia. She has also conducted the first territory wide epidemiological survey of mental disorders in Hong Kong, and pioneered lifestyle cognitive and physical exercise, and non-invasive brain stimulation interventions for Chinese older adults with neurocognitive disorders.
Ricardo Iacub is a psychologist and doctor in Psychology from the University of Buenos Aires. He is Professor of Psychology of Aging and Old Age and Director of the Postgraduate Psychology of Aging, both at the University of Buenos Aires.
He is a Visiting Professor at numerous American and European universities and researcher on issues of Identity, sexuality and aging. He has written more than 10 books on Psychogerontology and has published numerous papers in Research Journals. He is also a Clinical Psychologist and is currently a manager in a Public Institution for attention to violence against the elderly.
Agostinho Leite D’Almeida
Agostinho (Francisco Leite) D’Almeidawas born in Portugal in 1945. He attended University of Coimbra to study Law. Two years later he was conscripted into the military and was sent to Mozambique, one the Portuguese Colonies in Africa. After three years, he returned to Portugal to pursue university studies. Thematurity and the experience gained during Portuguese African colonial war changed his world views and as a result, hedecided to study Sociology or Psychology; topics that were not allowed to be taught during the Salazar dictatorship. Eventually, he decided to study Philosophy as a means to study Psychology.
In 1976, he and his wife decided to take a teaching opportunity at the University of Vanderbilt, TN, USAandfor seven years, hetaught Luso-AfroandBrazilian Studies as a visiting lecturer, as well as two years at the University of Cornell. Afortunate and decisive chapter took place, which allowed him to further his training in the Behavioral Sciences. He came back to Portugal in 1986 with a head full of ideas and projects, and with the help of 15 colleagues, decided to create the University of Maia, Northern Portugal. Agostinho started his teaching career at the primary school level in Mozambique in 1969 and has also spent over 30 years working as a Clinical Psychologist/Psychotherapist at MEDICALIS, PORTO, PORTUGAL . In 2007,he retired from teaching and continued training to become specialized in Clinical Neuropsychology/ Neuropsychotherapy. Since then, he has attended 5 distinct PhD programs in USA, UKandSpain updating his knowledge in Sociology/Criminology, Clinical Psychology, (including Ericksonian Clinical Hypnosis) and Political Science. Recently he has been appointed as a visiting professor of Neurosciences at the University of Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugalandis also Editor in chief of the Journal of Forensic Psychology.