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Thursday Three - 2021 08 05

AAG's Weekly Update - 5th August 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ AAG Conference - Register today - you won't lose out!

~ AAG Fellows and Distinguished Members nominations sought by 13th August

~ Policy and Practice Update – July 2021

Register today - you won't lose out!

The 54th AAG Conference on the Gold Coast in November is developing a great program with keynotes including Professor Hiroko Akiyama, A/Professor Sarah Holland-Batt, Dr Tim Kastelle, Evan Hill and Radio National Big Ideas will be back for the 5th year running. Over 330 abstracts were received and many of you have already registered. If not, register today to get the Early Bird Pricing.

Some of you have raised concerns regarding registering due to COVID-19. We understand there is a lot of uncertainty due to the fast-changing nature of the current pandemic. We want you to know that whatever happens, AAG will ensure you do not lose out if you have or plan to register for the conference.

How will we do this?

~ We continue to plan for a face-to-face conference but have plans in place to quickly pivot to digital if required.

~ If we do move to a virtual environment due to government restrictions, we will transfer all registered face to face delegates to a digital conference registration and reimburse the difference.

~ Digital pricing will be similar to the 2020 AAG Conference, where Member (Early Bird) student/concession and retiree registrations was $99, ECR/Pensioners were $125 and Members $149.00

What happens if you can’t attend?

~ If the conference is able to continue as a face to face event but you can’t attend as there are enforceable government restrictions for your State or Territory, you will be reimbursed less any digital conference offering that may be developed.

The 54th AAG Conference website has been updated to reflect this commitment.

We will keep you informed of any changes through the AAG Thursday Three and directly once you are registered.

Please click here to register for the AAG Conference, you won’t lose out!

Nominations for AAG Fellows & Distinguished Members

AAG members are asked to consider nominating Distinguished Members and Fellows of the AAG that will be presented at the 2021 AAG Conference on the Gold Coast Queensland on Thursday 11th November 2021.

~ AAG Distinguished Members Nominations - for more information, criteria and how to nominate click here

~ AAG Fellows - for more information, criteria and how to nominate click here.

Nominations for both will close on Friday 13th August 2021. After which, the nominees will be presented to the Board for consideration. Thank you already for members that have already nominated worthy candidates.

If you have any queries, please contact AAG on 03 8506 0525 or

Pictured: Dr Jane Fyfield, Dr Andrea Petrewsky and Dr Linda Isherwood with Dr Helen Barrie (past President 2015 - 2017) and Prof Renuka Visvanathan, with former AAG NSW Co-Chair Dr Anthony Brown (2016 - 2019) receiving their awards at past conference dinners.

Policy and Practice Update - July 2021

Members have recently been sent the monthly AAG Policy & Practice Update up to 31 July 2021

This Update gives AAG members an exclusive summary of:

~ New AAG work;

~ Ways to get involved in the policy and practice;

~ Continuing opportunities that members can get involved in;

~ And relevant grants, awards, and funding opportunities.

July’s update included a range of new consultations and surveys available on home care reform, healthy ageing, technology use and research priorities for medication use. Subsidies for exercise programs were given a mention, along with new opportunities on the development of an Aged Care Governance program that is now open for tender.

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 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.

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