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Thursday Three 2021 02 18

AAG's Weekly Update - 18th February 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ AAG Member only forums for responding to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report in 2021

~ Getting to know you ... Professor Debra Waters

~ A conversation with Professor Michel Poulain plus draft 2020 AAG AGM minutes and AAG Research Update

AAG Member only forums for responding to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report in 2021

With the Royal Commission final report due on 26 February 2021, AAG members and staff have begun planning how to get together to discuss the recommendations and how they can inform future AAG work. You can view all AAG and the ATSIAAG’s previous responses to the Royal Commission here on the AAG website.

AAG's Special Interest Groups (SIGs), the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) and other AAG members have identified the need for a range of forums exploring different topics, with the first session commencing on Tuesday the 9th of March 2021.

We have already had a terrific response from members registering for these forums but there are still spots left. Click here to find out more and register. Join us for as many of these member-only forums as you are able to and in doing so help to inform AAG’s responses to the Royal Commission.

Read more about AAG and the ATSIAAG’s previous submissions to the Royal Commission here.

Getting to know you ... Professor Debra Waters

Professor Debra Waters is the new Editor in Chief for the Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA). Debra is from the University of Otago in New Zealand as the Director of Gerontology Research. Debra is also the Vice President of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG) who AAG works closely with. NZAG is a partner in our bid to win the 2029 IAGG World Congress.

Click here to continue reading in Getting to know you..... Professor Debra Waters.

Getting to know you … is a regular ‘Thursday Three’ item giving you the opportunity to get to know each other and perhaps learn something new.

Related: 2029 IAGG World Congress bid

A conversation with Professor Michel Poulain plus draft 2020 AAG AGM minutes and AAG Research Update

The conversation with the 2020 Gary Andrews Fellow, Professor Michael Poulain, rated highly with delegates of the 2020 AAG Conference – Digital. Despite the need to pivot to a digital format for the 53rdAAG conference, feedback from attendees remained high with the plenary sessions ‘standing out’

Professor Poulain’s insight into Blue zones and longevity proved to hit a cord with delegates. To view the half an hour conversation with Professor Michel Poulain at the AAG Conference, click here

Please review the draft minutes of the 2020 AAG Annual General Meeting Minutes and update on the AAG Research Trust by clicking here.

Save the date

54th AAG Conference - Gold Coast, 9 - 12 November 2021
(9 November Pre-Conference Workshops)

Click on the banner below to view a video from the Conference Chair, Dr Katrina Radford

Click here if you are interested in partnering at the 54th AAG Conference on the Gold Coast

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'Thursday Three' is AAG’s Weekly Update for members and friends of AAG. It aims to provide you with an engaging weekly snapshot of news and activities from AAG and beyond through three short 'bites'. If you missed previous editions, click here for the summaries and links .

AAG's purpose is to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice. Why not join in? For more information, email Michael Tan at AAG.

Australian Association of Gerontology acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, to Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including members of the Stolen Generations. For further information see AAG’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG)

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