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Thursday Three - 2021 09 09

AAG's Weekly Update - 9th September 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ 2021 AAG Conference is moving to digital with a twist

~ Join the AAG Research Trust’s Grants Committee

~ New Book - What’s the secret to staying healthy as we get older?

2021 Conference is moving to digital with a twist

The 2021 AAG Conference is moving to digital with a twist after we postponed the face to face 2021 AAG Conference on the Gold Coast due to the pandemic.

We’ve locked in The Star, Gold Coast for the 56th AAG Conference from 14 to 17 November 2023 - yes in two years time. We’ve got somewhere special for 2022 face to face too!

For 2021, we are going to provide the next best thing to the original conference plan - an engaging and welcoming digital conference experience, building on the success and lessons learnt from 2021. The twist is that this will be combined (where possible) with an opportunity to meet in person with colleagues in your own State or Territory.

Click here for further information on the 2021 AAG Conference – Digital with a twist

Join the AAG Research Trust’s Grants Committee

The AAG Research Trust is seeking nominees for the Development Group of the Grants Committee to review applications for the RM Gibson Research Program in the first half of 2022 with a view to remaining on the committee for future funding rounds.

Nominations must be received by Friday 1st October 2021.

Recruitment is focussed on members who do not intend to apply for the 2022 RM Gibson Program and would benefit from the professional development of being on the Development Group of the Grants Committee, with mentoring available from Senior Group members during the grant application assessment process.

The Development Group is designed to build capacity of emerging researchers and practitioners engaged in research (early and mid-career), to share the workload over the three funding rounds and to facilitate succession planning.

Previous members of the Development Group have progressed to the Senior Group of the Grants Committee. The AAG Research Trust also welcomes candidates with more experience to be nominated for the Senior Group, that works across all three Programs subject to their availability.

Please click here for the Position Summary – Grants Committee member, which includes essential requirements, skill and experience for the role.

Please also click here for the terms of reference for the Grants Committee and the dates for the funding rounds of the three programs in 2022. For further information about the AAG Research Trust and funding rounds please click here.

Click here to download the Nomination Form

What’s the secret to staying healthy as we age?

A new book, Secrets of Women's Healthy Ageing draws on the findings of a unique study that has focused on the health of more than four hundred women in their mid-to-late lives. This book was written by Professor Cassandra Szoeke, AAG Vic Committee member and Director and principal investigator at, Women's Healthy Ageing Project at the University of Melbourne, an AAG Collaborative Research Centre.

The book makes accessible in plain language the decades of research into women's health that has been undertaken during the Women's Healthy Ageing Project.

Over the past thirty years a team of international investigators has compiled a remarkable amount of data, aiming to raise awareness of modifiable risk factors in women's health. Their findings cover brain, heart and gut health, diet, sleep, exercise, and the benefits of socialising. But importantly,this comprehensive study, showing how to promote overall wellness and providing the key ingredients for living a long and healthy life.

Can be purchased via Melbourne University Press and in all good bookstores and online.

Hilary Harper on Life Matters, ABC Radio National discussing the 30 year project

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