Danielle Cave (University of Queensland) & Jed Montayre (Western Sydney University)

AAG SECG Communications Team

The 2021 AAG Conference is fast approaching and will be taking place from the 9-12th of November. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference will no longer be taking place on the Gold Coast, however the 2021 digital conference will now be even more accessible to students and early career researchers across Australia (and globally!).

Your registration to the digital conference includes access to:

  • All speakers and sessions (live stream and pre recorded)
  • Selected presentations and resources post event
  • Interactive sessions with selected speakers
  • Online networking opportunities, including access to the meeting hub for online meetings and chats with other delegates
  • Online art exhibition and poster gallery

With the conference moving to a digital format, Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) are offering bursaries for students and early career researchers to subsidise the cost of conference registration. It is not too late to apply for these bursaries with applications closing on the 22nd October 2021. Each bursary is valued at $100 off the registration cost.

In addition to the digital conference program, the following conference events have been designed specifically for Student and Early Career Group (SECG) members:Paste

  • Preconference workshop: Know and show what you are worth - Measuring and demonstrating your impact,
  • SECG Annual General Meeting
  • Lunch with the Stars
  • SECG Symposium - “You can’t ask that!”
  • SECG Social Event

More information on these events will be available soon, so keep an eye out on your inbox!

It is not too late to get involved in Lunch with the Stars, which is taking place on the 11th of November 2021 and aims to provide students and early career researchers an opportunity to meet with more experienced members of the AAG community. You can use this opportunity to network, discuss research ideas and issues relevant to ageing. Registrations to be involved close on the 25th October 2021 and you can view the list of Stars here(NB this is an interactive site, to scroll down the list, please "click, hold down and drag" with your mouse, or use touch screen)

This year’s conference also presents a workshop about writing projects for publication, organised by the Australasian Journal on Ageing, which has been very popular among early career researchers and academics. The workshop: Publish Before your Perish: Writing for Scholarly Journals: How to "Get Published, aims to share insights and to hear from the editors about the process of publishing in an academic journal. The workshop features the tips and tricks to publishing for those who are at the beginning stages of their academic and research careers. It will cover important aspects on how to get started with publishing and the preparation that authors need to consider before they hit the submit button. The workshop will be delivered by Dr Jane Sims- AJA Deputy Editor in Chief and Dr Jed Montayre, AJA Associate Editor. Further information about the workshop is available here.

Don’t forget to register for the 2021 AAG Conference, we hope to (digitally) see you there!

20 October 2021

Danielle is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and PhD Candidate. Danielle holds a Master of Dietetics Studies from The University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Nutrition Science from Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests are nutrition for older adults, particularly those living in aged care homes. Her doctorate research focuses on exploring the sustainability of food fortification within the foodservice systems of aged care homes.

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Dr Jed Montayre is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Jed has a strong clinical background in gerontology and acute care nursing. He is an experienced nurse academic who has worked in the Philippines and New Zealand. Jed’s teaching areas include gerontology and aged care nursing. Jed’s research focuses on age-friendly communities, ageing and health, cardiovascular health of migrant populations, nursing policy and workforce issues.

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