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23 Jul 21

2021 SA Gerontology (SAGe) Conference

The call for abstracts for the South Australian Gerontology (SAGe) Conference 2021 has been extended until Friday (11 June). Abstracts welcome from across Australia.

The 2021 theme is Adapting and thriving in a changing world.

The South Australian Gerontology (SAGe) committee will be looking for presentations that consider ways to optimise ageing in a range of contexts. The SAGe committee are seeking 250-word abstracts for:

~ 15-minute oral presentations or
~ 5-minute pitch presentations.

SAGe will be exploring what works in research, policy, practice and service provision settings including: workforce, advocacy, clinical, social to name a few.

Abstracts must be submitted by COB Friday 11th June 2021. Online registration for the 2021 SAGe Conference will be available June onwards.

Please click here for the flyer and click here to submit an abstract.


• AAG Members: $25.00 (AAG members will receive a special code to access the rate)
• Non-Members: $50.00

It’s been a wild 18 months! Here are 6 reasons to attend SAGe21 in South Australia:

~ Network. Come and meet likeminded people and industry peers to build your professional network.
~ Expand your knowledge. Hear about new interventions, equipment, services, unpublished research, or learn from thought-leaders to enhance your practice
~ Present. Practice your communication and presentation skills in a friendly environment.
~ Learn from others. Learn how other organisations have adjusted their practices to adapt and thrive beyond the pandemic.
~ Enhance your CV. Taking an active role in communicating with other academics, researchers and industry to inform potential employers or grant-awarding bodies.
~ Meet your hero! Meet the of influential speakers in person for the possibility of future collaboration!

Confirmed speakers to date:

~ Professor Barry Golding AM - Patron of Australian Men’s Shed Association and Federation University, Australia
~ Professor Paul Arbon - AAG 2021 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow and Director of the Torrens Resilience Institute
~ Dr Helen Barrie - Past AAG President (2015 - 2017) and Uni of South Australia and
~ Ms Cassie Mason - Director, Office for Ageing Well at SA Health


The SA AAG Division will announce a new prize to recognise the best innovation in service provision for older people presented at SAGe21. Click here for the conference flyer.
Eligible presentations will be judged by an independent panel and announced on the day. The winning organisation will receive a trophy and two (2x) individual AAG memberships for 2021/22 year AAG valued at over $500. See benefits here.
If you are a small, medium or large provider with a successful service innovation established in the last one to two years, provide your summary in the abstract submission process describing how the idea was born, implemented, and the impact on older people.

Event Date & Time: 23rd July, 2021

Event Location: Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel, SA
1 Atura Cct,
Adelaide Airport SA 5950

$25 AAG Members (AAG members will receive a special code to access the rate)
$50 Non-members

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