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Thursday Three 2021 05 06

AAG's Weekly Update - 6th May 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Abstract submission extended deadline – Final and Only extension 14 May 2021

~ The AAG Board and AAG Research Trust two day strategic planning meeting

~ AAG Policy and Practice Update – April 2021

Final & only deadline extension -14 May

AAG has announced that the final and only deadline extension for abstract submission for the 2021 AAG Conference has been extended to Friday 14th May midnight (AEST). Click here to submit.

If your abstract submission is selected for a presentation in the 2021 AAG Conference, you will be notified via email in the week ending Friday 4 June 2021.

Please make a submission if you would like to share your research, policy or practice in November. AAG’s preference will be for face to face presentations but we will consider digital.

We can reassure you that AAG are committed to following the official government/s guidance relating to Covid-19 in our ongoing assessment relating to the face-to-face element of the Conference. Of course, if the Covid-19 situation changes we will adapt.

Click here to submit an abstract

AAG Board strategic planning meeting

The AAG Board and AAG Research Trust had their two-day strategic planning meeting earlier this week in Melbourne.

Key areas of discussion included:

~ Review of the AAG Constitution and governance

~ Governance and management structure of the AAG Research Trust, including focus on fundraising

~ AAG’s policy focus from the Royal Commission into Aged Care recommendations

~ Short listing the 2022 Hot Topic

~ AAG History Project

~ MoU with the New Zealand Association of Gerontology.

It was the first time the Board had met face to face since November 2019 - it was wonderful to finally catch up in person. The AAG Board meeting saw a lively exchange of ideas, as well as opportunities to reflect on why AAG exists, what it is achieving and areas for change, and where we want to be.

Pictured above are some AAG Board Members: Marguerite Bramble, Susan Staples (new Board member), Claudia Meyer, Chris Hatherly, Anita Westera and Toni Roberts, giving the meeting the thumbs up.

Policy and Practice Update – April 2021

Members have recently been sent the monthly AAG Policy & Practice Update for April 2021. This update continues to highlight:

~ New AAG work;

~ Provide new ways to get involved in the policy and practice;

~ Displays continuing opportunities that members can get involved in;

~ And lists relevant grants, awards and funding opportunities.

The April edition recognised the contributions of members in the 15 Royal Commission forums hosted by AAG and the creation of reports by AAG from these forums. The update also included new opportunities such as a survey to help older people with musculoskeletal pain reduce their use of opioid medications to the opportunity, a survey on the future of disability and the emergence of a care workforce labour market studyv ... plus much more!

Alongside the policy and practice update, new and existing grey literature on older adults and ageing can be found in the AAG Grey Literature Library.

If you are a member, you can click here to access the current and past AAG Policy & Practice Updates. If you are not an AAG member, why not click here and become a member today, so that you can access the Policy and Practice Updates every month. By joining today you can get 14 months membership and only pay for 12 months.

Save the date

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

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

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