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Thursday Three 2021 04 08
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AAG's Thursday Three
~ Early Bird Rates now open for 2021 IAGG World Pre-Congress eConference
~ Looking ahead to healthy ageing – WHO reports
~ Getting to know … Dr Anita Goh
Early Bird Rates - IAGG 2021 eConference
Early Bird registration for the 2021 IAGG World Pre-Congress eConference has opened. The digital Conference has an early bird of US$120 for delegates and US$60 for students until May 19 2021.
This pre-Congress event follows the delay of the 2021 IAGG World Congress to 2022 due to Covid-19. The 2021 IAGG World Pre-Congress eConference is being jointly organised by the International Association of Gerontology (IAGG), the Argentine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SAGG) and the Gerontological Association of Argentina (AGA) .
The 22nd IAGG World Congress will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from the 16-22 June 2022.
Professor Julie Byles (AAG Life Member) is chairing a plenary symposium entitled ‘From Covid-19 to a Decade of Healthy Ageing’ for the IAGG Asia/Oceania Region, with speakers from seven countries including Thailand, India, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand and Taiwan.
Looking ahead to healthy ageing – WHO reports
Life Member Anna Howe has highlighted two recent WHO reports focussed on healthy ageing. Both make reference to Australian initiatives and research in healthy ageing.
The Baseline Report for the Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021−2030, addresses five key issues. After introducing Healthy Ageing, the Decade’s actions and enablers, and a pathway to accelerate impact by 2030, it asks where are we in 2020. The Baseline Reports asks what improvements could we expect by 2030, how can we accelerate impact on the lives of older people, and then outlines the next steps including opportunities to boost collaboration.
The Regional Action Plan on Healthy Ageing in the Western Pacific sets five objectives of enabling social returns to societies as a whole from promoting health ageing, supporting healthy ageing through health system transformations and research, monitoring and evaluation.
Getting to know … Dr Anita Goh
Dr Anita Goh is the new Victorian AAG Division Vice-Chair. Anita leads the Huntington’s disease research lab at the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age at The University of Melbourne and is a research fellow and project manager at the National Ageing Research Institute.
Click here to continue reading Getting to know ... Anita Goh – AAG Victorian Vice-Chair, someone who would rather ‘dance’ her way to her destination 😊.
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.
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
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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)