4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Aug 2005  
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Second Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey Research Conference (29-30 September 2005), Melbourne, Victoria .

This conference will provide a forum for the discussion of research based on the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. Submissions of papers are now being sought on any topic that makes use of the HILDA Survey data. Priority will be given to papers that exploit the longitudinal nature of the data. Papers on methods and cross-national comparisons are also welcomed.

Further information: www.melbourneinstitute.com/hilda/conf2005.html

Diversity in Health Conference 2005: It's Everybody's Business (17-19 October 2005), Melbourne Victoria.

This conference is for those people working to improve the health and wellbeing of all Australians. The theme is "it's everybody's business...to provide new perspective on old issues and valuable information on new challenges of health and wellbeing for the diverse community of Australia". The latest physical and mental health priorities will be described: innovative research, practices, programs and partnerships will be highlighted; and prevention and intervention strategies relevant to diverse cultures will be emphasised. The main topic areas are:

  • Capacity development and diverse communities;
  • Clinical innovation, research and policy;
  • Culture, music, dance, art and health;
  • Health and the role of philanthropy;
  • Intergenerational health issues - youth and ageing;
  • Medicine/alternative health solutions;
  • Migration and health;
  • Models of excellence in health promotion for a diverse community;
  • Organisational cultural competence; and
  • Providing a supportive environment.

Further information: Diversity in Health 2005 Secretariat, Australian Multicultural Foundation, PO Box 538, Carlton South, Victoria, 3053. Phone (03) 9457 7130. Email: info@amf.net.au

National Housing Conference: Building for Diversity (26-28 October 2005), Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, Western Australia.

Organised by the Western Australian Department of Housing and Works in conjunction with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), this Conference will bring together social housing practitioners, policy makers, housing advocates, planners, architects, developers, real estate managers and housing researchers for lively debate on a broad range of issues facing Australia's housing system.

Further information: Conference Secretariat - Phone (08) 9386 3282; Email: housing@debretts.com.au; Web: www.nationalhousingconference.org.au

Exploring the Meaning of Ageing Through Research, Policy and Practice - 38th National Conference of Australian Association of Gerontology (9-11 November 2005), Surfers Paradise, Queensland.

The AAG is a multidisciplinary association of professionals involved in the area of gerontology. This Conference is its annual meeting aimed at furthering the mission of the AAG which is 'to expand knowledge on ageing', through the presentation of research and discussion papers.

The theme provides an opportunity for presenters to expand knowledge on the meaning of ageing today. Particular areas of interest this year are:
  • Dementia;
  • Indigenous ageing;
  • End of life issues;
  • Economics of ageing;
  • Social and community participation;
  • Living environments;
  • Legal and ethical issues;
  • Experience of ageing;
  • Biology of ageing; and
  • Health and age care.

Further information: Email: aag.conf@flinders.edu.au; Web: http://www.aag.asn.au/conferences/natcon_intro.htm

Active Ageing: Seniors on the Move (22-25 November 2005), Hervey Bay, Queensland.

Queensland Health, Sport and Recreation Queensland and the Hervey Bay City Council are jointly hosting this Conference for policy makers, aged care and recreation providers, designers and planners to explore innovative ideas to help older residents age in their local community in a productive, healthy and active way.
Conference themes include:
  • Active ageing, recreation and preventative health programs for older people;
  • Planning and design for active communities;
  • Community well-being and sustainability in rapid growth centre;
  • Holistic local responses to local challenges; and
  • Successful partnerships.

Further information: www.activeageing.com