4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, May 2006  
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18-19 July 2006
Census Analysis Conference
Canberra, ACT

This conference hosted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics will enable users and potential users of Census data to discuss and learn about the analytical and research capabilities of Census data and to learn about new initiatives affecting the 2006 Census. The conference will also influence the ABS' Census output program, particularly those components which support research use. Participants will be able to see how people have used previous Census data and understand how this has benefited their decision making. This conference will be useful to academic researchers, market researchers, and research consultants, and those who use census data to inform policy making and for planning.

For further information see Census Analysis Conference.
23-29 July 2006
XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology
Durban, South Africa

The theme of this congress hosted by the International Sociological Association (ISA) is "The quality of social existence in a globalising world". The location of the congress, Durban, provides the international social science community with an opportunity to encounter a society in transition, in a context that is highly cognisant of the importance of social science in reconstruction and development.

For further information see www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006.

13-15 October 2006
3rd International Conference on Healthy Ageing and Longevity

Melbourne, Vic

The best of international and Australian researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of ageing will come together to share ideas and exchange knowledge on ways to best manage the health of the rapidly ageing population. The conference will explore the full spectrum of proven interventions including pharmaceutical, nutritional, clinical, educative, policy, complementary, preventive and restorative means and the scientific underpinnings supporting them. At the same time there will be recognition of the diversity of ageing individuals, cultures and methodologies within all communities and across the globe with the object of promoting healthier, happier and more active lives for all.

For further information see www.longevity-international.com.

22-24 November 2006
AAG 2006 National Conference - Diversity in Ageing

Sydney, NSW

This is the 39th National Conference of The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG). Under the theme 'Diversity in Ageing', areas to be explored through the conference are:

  • Cultural diversity: attitudes to ageing; indigenous ageing; crossing linguistic and ethnic divides to culturally appropriate care; health differences between groups; spiritual needs.
  • Gender diversity: men's ageing; women's ageing; ageing amongst the gay and lesbian community.
  • Health diversity: healthy ageing; ageing well; chronic conditions; acute care; residential care; community care; mental health.
  • Social diversity: social inequality and poverty; economic impact of ageing; globalisation; mature age employment; financial planning; urban/regional planning.

This conference will be of interest to people from a variety of aged care backgrounds such as health care, social workers, policy makers, service providers, education and research professionals, social scientists.

For further information see the Conference website - www.aagconference2006.com

5-8 December 2006
Australian Population Association 13th Biennial Conference - Population, Policy and Australia’s Destiny

Adelaide, SA

Main themes for the conference are:
  • Population and Policy in Australia's Future;
  • Population Change and Policy at the Local and Regional Levels;
  • Transnationalism: Australia and Region.

The W.D. Borrie Lecture will be presented by Professor Ian Pool on 'The Baby Boom in New Zealand and Other Western Developed Countries' on 5 December.

Call for papers: Closing date for submissions is 30 June 2006.

For further information see the Conference website - www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/socialsciences/APAConference2006

14-16 December 2006 (tentative)
The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population ( IUSSP) Panel on Ageing in Developing Countries, the Latin American Demography Centre (CELADE), Network for Research on Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean (REALCE), and the Network of Researchers on Ageing in Developing Countries (University of Michigan) - Seminar on Aging in Developing Countries: Building Bridges for Integrated Research Agendas.
Santiago, Chile

The scientific program seeks to promote discussion on cross-cutting issues of ageing processes, compare alternative study designs for data collection, share information and approaches to key problems, disseminate and encourage the use of existing data sources, and foster the development of new sources capitalizing on past research findings in the developed and developing world.

Deadline for submission of completed unpublished papers is 8 September 2006. See the IUSSP website at: http://www.iussp.org/Activities/ageing/submissions/login.html

For further information see the Conference website: http://www.iussp.org/Activities/ageing/call06.php