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Millennials Face a Painful & Stiff Future – New Report Forecasts Generations Hit Hardest with Arthritis

Arthritis Australia & Monash University < 1 mins read

MEDIA INTERVIEW/FILMING OPPORTUNITY

Tuesday 27 February 2024 8.00 – 9.00am

 

New forecasts by researchers at Monash University’s School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, to be released by Arthritis Australia, reveal millennials are on the front line of a painful and debilitating future health crisis in 2040.

 

It predicts, 1 in 6 millennials will be suffering from arthritis by 2040 as they step into what would be their most productive and fulfilling decades.

 

What aging means for this generation will be redefined as they grapple with the challenges of today’s world and become the generation impacted the most by arthritis – notably within Australia’s future workforce, leading to potentially significant economic consequences.  

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Tuesday 27 February, 2024

Time: 8.00 – 9.00am

Venue: Committee Room, Federal Parliament House, Canberra

Interviewees:

  • Jonathan Smithers, CEO, Arthritis Australia
  • Dr David Liew, Consultant Rheumatologist, Austin Health, Melbourne
  • Prof Ilana Ackerman, Author and Musculoskeletal Epidemiologist, Monash University
  • Australians living with arthritis

Contact details:

Issued by Cube on behalf of Arthritis Australia. For more information, please contact: Anne-Marie Sparrow on 0417 421 560 or Camilla Toft on 0406 698 662

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