TAS Division

Tasmania

The Tasmania Division of the AAG provides local events for members. We provide opportunities to hear from international, national, and local speakers about innovations and research in the field of ageing. Our events also provide networking opportunities for our diverse membership, which includes aged care workers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical professionals. Basically, anyone interested in improving the experience of ageing. We provide links to the national body and scholarships to help members attend the annual national conference. We are a group of friendly people who endeavour to provide connections locally and nationally for people interested in gerontology.

President

Kate-Ellen Elliott

Student Representative

Anitra Wilson

Treasurer

Joanna Sun

Secretary

Andrea Price

Communications Officer

Laura Tierney

Committee Members

Suanne Lawrence

Christine Stirling

Juanita Westbury

Ngaire Hobbins

as at 27 Sep 2016

Bursaries for Tasmanians to attend the AAG National Conference 2017

The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) is hosting its 50th National Conference in Perth, from 8-10th November, 2017. This year’s theme is “Ageing: The Golden Opportunity”. This conference will provide plenty of ‘Eureka moments’’ to explore the future of ageing, including health and wellbeing and the economic potential of our ageing society. Details of the Conference themes and workshops are available from the AAG Conference website: www.aagconference.asn.au

We strongly encourage those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and/or those researching or working on Indigenous Elder issues to apply.

The AAG Tas Division is offering two conference registration bursaries
Category I: A Tasmanian student (e.g., University of Tasmania or TAFE) who is currently studying in the area of aged care or gerontology. An early career researcher can apply.

Selection Criteria for Category I Registration
•    Current AAG Membership (or have applied for AAG membership)
•    Current enrolment in a field of study directly related to ageing, aged care or gerontology
•    A strong record of academic achievement
•    A demonstrated interest in issues of ageing, with career and study aspirations relating to ageing and/or aged care
•    Available to attend the entire AAG conference
•    Available to present an aspect of their work to an AAG Tasmania seminar

Category II: A new Tasmanian practitioner working in the field of aged care (including nursing, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, medicine, or other direct care service provision).
Selection Criteria for Category II Registration
•    Current AAG Membership (or have applied for AAG membership)
•    Current employment in a workplace in a field of gerontology
•    A demonstrated interest in issues of ageing, with career aspirations relating to gerontology
•    Available to attend the entire AAG conference
•    Available to present an aspect of their work to an AAG Tasmania seminar

Application procedure:
If you would like to apply and you meet the requirements of one of the categories above, please send your application to: 
Andrea Price by email andrea.price@utas.edu.au before COB Friday, 18th August 2017 to enable early bird registration (1st September).

Please note: the bursaries do not cover the costs of travel and accommodation.

Your application must include:
1.    Contact details
2.    CV (one page max.)
3.    Statement against the selection criteria for the category you are applying under (approx. 300 words total).
Applications close on COB Friday, 18th August 2017

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