AAG SECG update - special edition

  •  SECG at the AAG Conference
    •  "SECG You can't ask that!" Symposium
    •  Lunch with the Stars!
  • 2023-24 round for Helen Barrie National Prize now open
  • Emerging Researchers in Ageing ERA2023 Conference
  • ERA Travel exchange applications
  • Latest SECG Blog by Dr Raphaelle-Ashley Guerbaai
  • Updates from AAG SECG Comms / Awards Member

SECG at the Conference

At this year's conference on the Gold Coast, the SECG have a great line up of events



SECG You can't ask that! Symposium Hosted by Prof Evonne Miller

How do we connect and break down barriers between disciplines in ageing?

Friday 17th November 2023, 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Different disciplines (art, music, dance, psychosocial and health research, policymaking, and community-based services) often present different views on ageing and ageing services; all crucial to improving and tailoring care for older people and their families. This year we aim to explore ways to bring these disciplines together and break down barriers to reimagine ageing. We will explore innovative and tailored services that collaborate and include older people and their families to ensure their needs are met. We are excited to announce that we have a range of insightful speakers from different disciplines and sectors who will share their ideas, journeys, and experiences in connecting disciplines to better support older people – and even those less successful moments where lessons have been learned along the way. This is an interactive symposium, so you will have a chance to ask those edgy questions that you have always wanted to ask in a safe place. There is no limit to asking, learning, and connecting in this symposium.

Our panellists:

Prof Evonne Miller (Qut Design Lab), Angela Jacobsen (Commlink); Prof Danny Hills (Federation Uni and APNA); Dr Tricia King (USC) and Dr Carly Meyer (Bolton Clarke)

visit here for more information about our panellists

Lunch with the Stars!

There is an amazing line-up of stars for Lunch with the Stars, including:

• A/Prof Frances Batchelor

• Ms Ellen Francis

• Dr Amanda Krause

• A/Prof Juanita Breen

• Dr Paul Gardiner

• Dr Claudia Meyer

• A/Prof Elissa Burton

• Prof Keith Hill

• Ms Karn Nelson

• Dr Alison Carver

• Prof Danny Hills

• Dr Joyce Siette

• Dr Monica Cations

•Mr Colin Hogan

• Prof Christine Stephens

• Dr Imogen Clark

• Assoc Prof Stephen Isbel

• Prof Victoria Traynor

• Dr Alison Craswell

• Ms Angela Jacobsen

• Prof Yvonne Wells

• Dr Nathan D'Cunha

• Prof Denise Jepsen

• Ms Anita Westera

• Prof Briony Dow

• Mrs Michaela Killips

• Dr Rachel Winterton .

• Prof Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh

• Dr Maggie Kirkman



There are still a couple of spots left for lunch so, register today if you haven't already!

The Lunch with the Stars event will be held during the Wednesday lunch break at the conference, you must be in attendance that day to participate. There is no additional cost for this event. Register your interest via [email protected] by COB Friday 3rd November 2023


Helen Barrie National award 2023-24 round now open

The AAG SECG is proud to announce that the 2023-24 round for the AAG SECG Helen Barrie National Prize is now open. This prize is targeted at student and early career researchers and practitioners. In its second year, three prizes will be awarded with a total value of $1750.00.

Prizes are open to AAG SECG members developing a research profile in ageing research and provides a chance to showcase their published or accepted for publication article in a peer reviewed journal.

This year a special prize for excellence in research on creative arts for health and wellbeing in ageing is also being offered alongside the general prize for excellence in ageing research outcomes.

Applications open on 25th October 2023 and close 4th December 2023, 5pm AEDT. All items must be submitted electronically. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by the end of January 2024.

Recipients must confirm their acceptance of the prize in writing within one week of the offer. Prize certificate and funds will be awarded after their presentation at the AAG SECG webinar in February 2024.

For full details click here.

ERA Conference 2023 - Virtual event

 Tues 28 November

Just a quick reminder that we are taking registrations for the next ERA National Conference, which will be a virtual event on 28 November. The conference promises to be a vibrant and engaging event with a wide range of presenters. Big enough to have depth, but small enough to be nurturing and fun.

For more information go to http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+2023

ERA Travel Exchange applications due 31 October 2023

 Just a reminder that applications for the ERA Travel Exchange close soon.

Applications are invited from Australian PhD / Professional Doctorate candidates who have been enrolled in a PhD / PD program at an Australian university for at least one year full-time (two years part-time) or have completed such a program within the last two years and are seeking to undertake an ageing-related research exchange within Australia or overseas in 2024.

Up to $5,000 is available for national exchanges and $10,000 for international ones.

More information is available at http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+Travel+Exchange, and the application for is available at https://monashmnhs.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ai4ihlqVfTipCwS


This month, Dr Raphaelle-Ashley Guerbaai talks about Bridging generations and the remarkable benefits of integrating kindergartens in residential aged care facilities, with some personal reflections!

Visit here along with other SECG Blogs

Announcements from AAG SECG Comms / Awards working group members

Dr Debbie Pu recently published the second and last paper from a Victorian Department of Health-funded project to aid COVID recovery in the state. The project recruited stakeholders to identify optimal virtual care candidates for health care for older adults (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20054015), and the latest paper was an in-depth qualitative investigation of virtual emergency care (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.auec.2023.10.001).

Dr. Debbie Pu is continuing the work to improve at-home care for older adults in the Western Victoria region as a part of the DELIVER program (https://deliver.westernalliance.org.au/our-work). DELIVER currently has a PhD scholarship opportunity (https://deliver.westernalliance.org.au/2023/07/phd-scholarship-better-healthcare-closer-to-home) and one research fellow position (https://deliver.westernalliance.org.au/2023/10/job-opportunity-deliver-research-fellow-health-economics) available for anyone who is interested in improving rural and regional health care and research capacity.

Dr Chiara Naseri, a Fellow of the AAG and WA Committee Secretary, has recently commenced as the Clinical Specialist in Falls Prevention and Management at St John of God Health Care (SJGHC). This provides a unique opportunity to extend her clinical research experience in gerontology by implementing 2022 World guidelines for falls prevention into a feasibility and preliminary efficacy pilot trial at SJGHC Midland hospital. She is supported in her research by SJGHC Director of Research Professor Steve Webb and by her mentor Professor Anne-Marie Hill from the UWA School of Allied Health and WA Centre for Health and Ageing.

Click here for more information about the SECG National working group members.

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