AAG’s flagship event for practitioners, professionals and stakeholders in gerontology is only few weeks ahead. Do not miss the chance and join us in Sydney on the 5th to 8th November for the 2019 AAG Conference.
This year’s Conference builds on the previous AAG conferences where the importance of both enabling and appreciating the contributions that older people make to their families, communities and society was acknowledged. The engagement and participation of older people throughout the conference is critical and reflects the conference theme which is “Coming of Age Together – New ways of acting and knowing”.
The Conference theme also acknowledges that opportunities for advancement are not evenly spread across the community and continues to bring to the forefront elements of our society: Older people who are poor, homeless, speak a language other than English, are LGBTI or from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are less likely to be able to advance in older age than those who have more advantages. So by “coming together” the program will feature a challenging agenda, a culture and standard of excellence for evidence informed approaches to ageing that connect research, policy and practice to improve the experience of ageing.
The AAG Conference is a fantastic opportunity to learn and engage with others about cutting edge research from leading national and international experts in ageing. Connect with leading researchers, specialist practitioners in aged care, health, allied health and other areas related to ageing, as well as policy experts. The Conference will attract over 700 thought leaders from across Australia and overseas. In addition to the fabulous keynotes and workshops we will have over 350 presentations/symposiums connecting research, policy and practice.
So join us in our goal to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research policy and practice.
Keynote Speakers include:
- Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, UK politician and CEO; Author, advocate (Gary Andrews international Fellow)
- Professor Andrew Byrnes (David Wallace Address)
- Ashton Applewhite from the USA
- Margaret Gilles from Canada focusing on age friendly communities;
- Professor Teppo Kroger from Finland, unpacking why the Nordic way works
- Professor Kathy Eagar, Director – Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong