Malaysian Professor in Occupational Therapy appointed to the Advisory Council on the Global Coalition on Aging
WFOT congratulates Professor Nathan Vytialingam, Dean, School of Occupational Therapy, Perdana University, Malaysia, on his recent appointment to the New York based Advisory Council on the Global Coalition on Aging.
The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) aims to reshape how global leaders approach and prepare for the 21st century’s profound shift in population aging.
Through research, public policy analysis, advocacy and communication, the Coalition advances innovative solutions and works to ensure global aging is a path for fiscally sustainable economic growth, social value creation and wealth enhancement.
Nathan Vytialingam is an occupational therapist who has been in practice for the last 40 years. He graduated from the British College of Occupational Therapists in 1976 and pursued his post-graduate studies in Australia, obtaining his post-graduate Diploma in Health Sciences in1983 and Masters in Applied Science (Health) in1984 under a Kellogg Fellowship. He has worked in London, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia in areas of rehabilitation specializing in Physical Rehabilitation. His area of interest is in orthopaedic and geriatric medicine. He was instrumental in organizing the 1st World Congress on Healthy Ageing in 2012 and the 1st Asia Pacific Congress in Occupational Therapy in 1995 in Kuala Lumpur. Currently, he is the Dean of the Perdana University School of Occupational Therapy (PUScOT). Currently he is the president of the Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Regional Group and advisor to the 2nd World Congress on Healthy Ageing to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2015.