Tutors 2024

Worldwide full Professors in Geriatric Medicine and other medical specialities.

Worldwide full Professors and Experts in Gerontology (nursing, nutrition, psychology, sociology and also architecture, demography, economy, engineering and […]).

The tutors involved in a session should participate in all teaching activities.



TUTORS February, 2024

Dr. Tan Maw Pin

Dr Tan Maw Pin is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Universiti Malaya. After completing her undergraduate medical training at the University of Nottingham and her core medical training at Nottingham City Hospital, Prof Tan obtained a National Training Number in Geriatric Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, where she also undertook two years of full-time research training at the Institute of Ageing and Health, Newcastle University. An avid researcher, she is currently the Principal Investigator of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Long-Term Research Grant Scheme funded project, TrAnsforming CoGnitivE Frailty into Later-lifESelf-Sufficiency (AGELESS),  and is the current President of the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine and the Honorary General Secretary of the College of Physicians of Malaysia. 


Dr. Favila Escobio

Humanitarian Health Advisor for HelpAge International currently following responses in Ukraine, Northwest Syria, Occupied Palestinian territories 

More than 10 years as humanitarian health worker with different medical organizations – mainly MSF, MdM,  in different field, coordination and HQ positions in conflict settings, natural disasters massive displacements  and outbreaks with a special focus over the last years in Middle East, Mediterranean region and Eastern Europe
Particular interest in Universal Health Coverage, Social Determinants on Health, Displaced populations- Migration Health, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Palliative Care in humanitarian settings 


A podcast in The Lancet in which I participated a couple of weeks ago it is a great listening to introduce the topic:


( also there is the link to the mentioned article in the podcast, but I highly recommend listening to the podcast first)

 A short correspondence also in which I participated recently, general overview of the needs and its link with current situation in Gaza


Prof. Laurie Buys

Laurie Buys, PhD is Professor of Healthy Ageing, Faculty of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University. She focuses on and facilitates partnerships between industry, government and researchers to address complex challenges and opportunities resulting from longevity and healthy ageing. Her research directly explores the understanding of, and accountability for, the real effects felt by older people resulting from changes in their physical, economic and social life. Laurie is Past President of the Australian Association of Gerontology and has over 200 refereed publications.

TUTORS January, 2024

Dr. Yuka Sumi, MD, MPH, PhD

Medical Officer, Ageing and Health, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health and Ageing (MCA), UHC life course, World Health Organization

Yuka Sumi holds an MD from Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, a PhD from Osaka University, Japan, and MPH from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is a certified specialist of Acute and Critical Care Medicine. She has worked as an associate professor in the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine and in the Faculty of Gerontology in Juntendo University. In 2016, she joined the Healthcare New Frontier Promotion Headquarters Office in Kanagawa Prefectural Government in Japan as a Global Health Senior Project Leader.

Since December 2016, she is responsible for WHO Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) approach and involved in the publication of ICOPE guidelines in 2017, and led the development of ICOPE package of tools such as ICOPE handbook and digital app: guidance for person-centred assessment and pathways in primary care in 2019. She is a secretariat of WHO Clinical Consortium on Healthy ageing (CCHA)  to contribute to the development of standards and guidelines on the clinical aspects of Healthy Ageing. Under CCHA, she coordinates activities such as ICOPE implementation pilot programme and ICOPE training for health and care workers to support country implementation. She has also led the development of a progress report on UN Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021-2023 as well as WHO guideline for non-surgical management of chronic primary low back pain in adults in primary and community care settings.

Prof. Antoine Flahault MD, PhD

Antoine Flahault MD, PhD in biomathematics. He was appointed as full professor of public health in 2002. He was the founding director of the French School of Public Health (EHESP, Rennes, 2007-2012). In January 2014, he was appointed as full professor of public health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva where he is the founding director of the Institute of Global Health. He has been elected as the Dean of the Swiss School of Public Health in Zürich en 2023. He has been president of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), co-director of the European Academic Global Health Alliance (EAGHA), and  president of the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

He conducted  research in mathematical modelling of communicable diseases, chaired the WHO collaborative centre for electronic disease surveillance, and coordinated research on Chikungunya in Indian Ocean (Inserm Prize, 2006; was scientific curator of a large exhibition Epidemik, la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris, Rio and Sao Paulo)). He is member of the Académie Suisse des Sciences Médicales (Bern) and corresponding member at Académie Nationale de Médecine (Paris). In November 2023, he had more than 400 scientific publication referenced in the Web of Science.

Prof. Matteo Cesari MD, PhD

Matteo Cesari, MD, PhD, is a Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva, Switzerland) in the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology. He is full Professor of Geriatrics on leave at the University of Milan (Milan, Italy). 

He is also Officer Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in the field of Sciences.

His research activities have always been focused on the frailty condition and strategies aimed at preventing the disabling cascade. Dr. Cesari’s activities at the WHO are primarily aimed at the development of policies to promote healthy ageing and improve care services for older persons. 

Dr. Cesari has published more than 890 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and his h-index is 85. He is a coordinator of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) Special Interest Group on “Frailty and resilience in older persons”, and member of the EuGMS Academic Board.

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