Dr Louise Newson takes part in the Longevity Leaders World Congress

Published: 1st June 2020

Recently, Dr Newson took part in two virtual panels as part of the Longevity Leaders World Congress - an event that aims to connect people, knowledge and investment in emerging longevity sectors to advance innovations that will extend the human health span. This year, due to COVID-19, the event was entirely virtual and all attendees were able to take part in online panels, join live debates and network with over 500 global longevity experts.

Dr Newson took part in two panels, the first of which was held by Dr Newson herself and was all about overcoming knowledge gaps, treatment gaps and the taboo that still surrounds the menopause. Dr Newson was joined by Dr Marje Isabelle, Founder and CEO of Fertile Matters; Tamara Rajah, Founder and CEO of Live Better With and Paul Deemer, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at NHS Employers. The panellists covered important topics such as the chronic health risks associated with menopause and the treatment options available, the lack of specialised clinics and education for doctors as well as the problems that exist with the way menopause is understood and talked about (or not talked about!) 

Watch the full panel below:

The second panel was all about sex, wellbeing and ageing well and the panellists discussed why sexual activity should be encouraged among older adults and how to change the perception of sex and ageing in both commercial and clinical settings. Dr Newson was joined by Samantha Evans, Director of Jo Divine; Adam Lewis, Chief Executive Officer at Hot Octopuss; Dr Lee Smith, Director of Research at Cambridge Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University and moderator Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Ageing Innovation Strategist.

Watch the full panel below: