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Thursday Three - 2021 11 25

AAG's Weekly Update - 25th November 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ AAG Website and Stakeholder Relationship Management (SRM) and Community Engagement Project Update

~ 2022 AAG Gary Andrews International Fellow – Professor Ngaire Kerse (NZ)

~ Recording available: Information disorder: health and the information revolution and thank you to Prof Paul Arbon

AAG Website and SRM Project Update

The AAG Website, Stakeholder Relationship Management (SRM) and Community Engagement Project (the Project for short) aims to transform the way we deliver on our purpose, through enabling us to build and effectively engage with a range of stakeholders, including of course connecting our members.

In 2020 we ran workshops with a broad range of stakeholders to develop the baseline scope for the project. The partner selection process was delayed to 2021 due to the impacts of Covid-19, when we ran a Request for Proposal to six recommended vendors. Further to a rigorous process the Vendor Selection Panel unanimously recommended a world leader of Association Management software and a leading online community platform to assist with the connection of AAG members, namely ASI/IMIS (for the SRM and website) and Higher Logic (for the Community Engagement tool).

During our due diligence process it became clear, both from conversations with the two vendors and from the experience of the six clients who had implemented both systems, that an implementation partner, separate to the vendors, was essential. CauseIs was strongly recommended by many of the clients and is a specialist in working with IMIS that has been recognised at a global leader. Following review CauseIs was appointed as AAG’s project partner.

Following Board approval, agreements have been signed and we will starting the implementation of the project in early 2022 with the plan to complete by September 2022.

To ensure that the Project is based around your needs, we have contracted a User eXperience (UX) expert who specialises in developing an engaging web based experience focused around your needs.

Many of you will have received an email request last Friday seeking feedback and insights into improving the online experience with AAG. Please complete the short survey which will only take a few minutes.

We will keep you informed of the Project’s progress and ways that you can engage to ensure it meets the needs of AAG.

if you have any queries regarding the Project please contact Michael Tan from AAG National on

2022 GAIF – Prof Ngaire Kerse (NZ)

AAG is pleased to announce that Professor Ngaire Kerse from the University of Auckland is the 2022 Gary Andrews International Fellow (GAIF). Ngaire is a practicing GP and President of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG). She is the Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well and a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care. Since 2010 she has been co-principal investigator of a longitudinal study – Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand (LiLACs NZ). Participants include 500 non-Māori who are now 90, and 400 Māori currently aged between 85 and 95 years.

After being named in the 2020 New Year’s Honours as MNZM (New Zealand Order of Merit), Ngaire fell out of her feijoa tree while pruning it and was laid up with a leg wound. Not bad for a falls prevention researcher!

Click here for more information about Ngaire and the AAG Gary Andrews International Fellow

Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, 1 - 3 Dec 2021, which Ngaire is the conveyor

Recording available - Information disorder

In his final presentation as the 2021 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow (GPTF), Professor Paul Arbon, 2021 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow, was joined online by Dr Mark Duncan-Smith, AMA WA President and Prof Leon Flicker, AAG Life Member and inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at UWA since 1998 and the inaugural Travelling Fellow in 2014. The event was hosted by Elissa Burton, Chair of the AAG WA Division.

The recording of the excellent Information disorder: health and the information revolution held on Tuesday 23rd of November, is now available for you to view. Both AAG and AAG friends can view.

Paul spoke on the ‘Information disorder: health and the information revolution’; Leon on ‘Misinformation on older people being bed blockers’; and Mark on ‘Misinformation on Indigenous COVID vaccination’. We would like to thank Paul, Leon and Mark for their time and for sharing their insight and expertise.

AAG provides a big thank you to Professor Paul Arbon as the 2021 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow (GPTF). Normally, the Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow travels to three states/territories to deliver the 2021 Hot Topic, but as we all know, Covid had other ideas! Thank you, Paul for being so accommodating and flexible this past year.

Click here to view the recording of ‘Information disorder: health and the information revolution’

2022 Hot Topic – Disasters and resilience
View the other Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow presentations.


A recording of ‘Disasters and recovery – the case for resilience in an uncertain world’, a conversation with Prof Paul Arbon that was held directly after the AAG AGM on the 3rd of November 2021

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