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Thursday Three 2021 05 13

AAG's Weekly Update - 13th May 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~AAG members’ responses to the Royal Commission and add your voice

~ Announcement – Kendig funding round opens 31 May

~ 2021 IAGG World Pre-Congress eConference – Early Bird closes soon

AAG members' responses - Royal Commission

In March 2021, AAG held 15 member-only forums to discuss the Royal Commission recommendations and AAG future plans in response to these. A report for each of these forums has been published which summarises the discussions and any recommendations to AAG for future plans based on the forum discussions. Please note that the opinions recorded in these reports are those of the forum attendees and do not reflect AAG’s position unless explicitly stated as such.

AAG members who were unable to attend the forums are invited to provide further feedback on the Royal Commission recommendations discussed at these forums and future AAG plans by 21 May 2021. Feedback from members received outside of the forums will be documented in a separate report(s). Please see link below for details of who to email your feedback to on each topic.

Access the AAG March 2021 RC response member-only forum reports here.

2021 Kendig Program - 31 May (2x $20k grants)

The AAG Research Trust is delighted to announce the opening of the third funding round of the Hal Kendig Research Development Program on 31st May 2021.

Professor Hal Kendig was a leader and powerful influence in shaping a national and international discourse on ageing, as well as a great advocate for the needs of older people. This Program reflects Hal's many outstanding contributions as well as his wish to continue to support early career researchers in their pursuit of research excellence. This Program was made possible by the generous gift from the estate of Professor Hal Kendig in April 2019.

In line with Professor Kendig’s wishes, the two $20,000 grants will be available to support early career researchers to improve their track record to lead to an ARC Grant or Fellowship or comparable research funding. They will support a discrete research effort that provides evidence and critical thinking that furthers the interests of vulnerable older people in advanced age (with a strong emphasis on psycho-social research and quality of life).

The funding round will open on the 31st May and close on the 19th of July.

Click here for more information: The Hal Kendig Research Development program and more information regarding the late Emeritus Professor Hal Kendig and previous years’ awardees.

IAGG eConference - Early Bird closes 19 May

The 2021 IAGG World Pre-Congress eConference Early bird rates of US$120 for delegates and US$60 for students close on the May 19th 2021.

The eConference runs from the 22nd to 23rd June 2021. This pre-Congress event follows the delay of the 2021 IAGG World Congress to 2022 due to Covid-19.

AAG will be represented at the IAGG eConference:

~ AAG Life Member and former President, Professor Julie Byles, along with eminent speakers; Dr Ashish Goel (India), Dr Yodi Christiani (Indonesia); Susana Harding (Singapore); and NZAG Vice-President, Professor Debra Waters (NZ) will be conducting a symposium on the Friday 23rd of June, ‘From Covid-19 to a Decade of healthy ageing in the IAGG Asia/Oceania Region’. They will be joined in the Q&A session by IAGG Asia/Oceania Region Chair Professor Prasert Assantachai (Thailand) and Professor Ding-Cheng (Derrick) Chan (Taiwan). This symposium will consider how various countries in the Asia and Oceania region have been affected by COVID-19 with particular reference to the impact on older people.

~ AAG Vice President, Dr Claudia Meyer and IAGG Council of Student Organizations (CSO) Secretary, Dr Justine Irving will be facilitating a symposium, 'Pause, pivot and proceed! Undertaking Study and Research in Times of Uncertainty'. IAGG Council of Student Organizations (CSO) and Asia-Oceania CSO Regional Representative, this session will include personal stories from PhD and Masters students and conclude with some general discussion regarding ways to manage your project during times of uncertainty.

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.

Please click here for more info relating to the 2021 IAGG World Congress eConference


International Association of Gerontology (IAGG)

AAG’s 2029 IAGG World Congress bid

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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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'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 .

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