4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Sep 2003  
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Last year the Australasian Centre on Ageing staged the first National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA). ERA 2002, the first of its kind in Australia, was a one-day conference that provided an opportunity for PhD students to present their research on ageing and showcased a broad range of emerging ageing issues.

This year the Centre will be presenting the 2nd ERA Conference - Maximising the Impact on Policy and Practice - on 21 November 2003. ERA 2003 presenters have been selected from Australian and Asia-Pacific Universities and will provide an opportunity to share information and methodologies with other professionals and peers. The conference also provides policy-makers, providers and practitioners with an opportunity to hear the latest research and creates an ideal environment to network, and discuss crucial and emerging trends.

The Centre has secured the services of Professor Clare Ungerson, Professor of Social Policy, University of Southhampton, United Kingdom, and RM Gibson Travelling Fellow, as the keynote speaker. She will give a presentation about the criticality of ageing research and the major contribution it can make to shaping government policies.

The 2003 ERA Conference will be held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank on 21 November from 8.30am - 5.00pm. Secure online registration and conference information is available on www.uq.edu.au/aca - follow the website link to ERA 2003.