4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Jul 2006  
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26-27 September 2006
Australian Financial Reviews: Australia’s Ageing Population Summit 2006
Melbourne, Vic.

Features Commonwealth and State government ministers, senior governments officers, senior industry representatives and leading Australian and International researchers. Topics for the 2006 summit include - The Big Picture, Finances and Ageing, Health and Ageing, Australia’s Ageing Workforce, Social Influence and Opportunities for Ageing Population.

For further information see www.informa.com.au/AFR-Ageing06

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.

21 November 2006
Emerging Researchers in Ageing 5th National Conference: Research informing positive outcomes in older persons.
Sydney, NSW

The ERA 2006 Conference aims to showcase the latest ageing-related Doctoral research from a range of disciplines. Previous ERA Conferences have been organised by the Australasian Centre on Ageing at the University of Queensland and held in Brisbane annually since 2002. This year it will be conducted in Sydney and organised by The University of Sydney, in association with the University of Queensland. ERA 2006 is part of the emerging researchers initiative of the ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well.

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.

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 capitalising 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: www.iussp.org/Activities/ageing/submissions/login.html

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