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Forthcoming conferences:


International Conference on Evidence-Based Policy in Long-term Care 
Held on: September 8th to 11th, 2010 

The organising committee is pleased to announce the following key-note speakers at the forthcoming “International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-term Care”, to be held on 8th to 11th September at the London School of Economics and Political Science:

  • Professor Dennis Kodner keynote session on “Integrating Health and Social Care Services for Long Term Care Clients: Taking a Fresh Look”
  • Professor Naoki Ikegami keynote session on “Japan's Long-term Care Insurance: Lessons from ten years' experience”
  • Francesca Colombo keynote session on “Where to? Current models, performance and directions in financing long-term care in OECD economies”
  • Professor Edward Norton keynote session on “Economic issues in Informal Care”

The event aims to provide a forum for exchanging the latest international evidence on key long-term care policy topics, including how to organise, deliver, fund and regulate services. The emphasis is therefore on evaluative research with clear impact on policy.  Some of the topics covered by the conference will include: long-term care economics; service commissioning; regulation; institutional dynamics and politics; workforce and informal carers; analysis methods.

At the conference the new International Long-term care Policy Network (ILPN) will be launched.  ILPN will provide an ongoing international platform for sharing evidence on long term care policy among decision-makers, academics and the industry.

Please visit our website for more details www.lse.ac.uk/ltcconference2010  or contact us via email at ltcconference2010@lse.ac.uk

 Key dates:

- Extended deadline for submission of abstracts - 16th May, 2010

- Deadline for early bird registration - 30th May, 2010

- Deadline for registration- 1st July, 2010



Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities International Conference

University of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. 7 September 2010 to 9 September 2010

Confirmed Plenary Speakers 

* Emeritus Professor Mavis Kirkham 
* Professor Eleanor Krassen Covan 
* Professor Jenny Hockey 
* Dr Amrit Wilson 

The Centre for Research in the Social Sciences and the Centre for Health and Social Care Research are hosting this international and interdisciplinary conference at the University of Huddersfield to explore how people live and experience their personal and public lives. 

The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners. It will examine the interface between the personal and the public in order to offer insight into the multiple and diverse roles, relationships, and responsibilities that shape people’s everyday lives. 
The main themes and questions addressed by the conference are: 

* the negotiation of positive and negative aspects of relationships, within different settings such as health, social care, family and friendship networks 
* how do social and organisational contexts influence personal thoughts, emotions, desires, and actions? 
* the influence of personal background differences, such as age, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, and disability, on public relationships 
* changing roles and relationships in different contexts 

We particularly encourage critical perspectives on different theoretical and methodological approaches, emergent ideas, and empirical findings.




Managing Chronic Disease

School for Global Ageing Research, 12-15 September 2010
A three day school showcasing presentations on key chronic health conditions facing our ageing societies for practising researchers, academics and graduate students. Registration details are now available online@www.ageing.ox.ac.uk.

The School will be launched with a welcome reception on Sunday 12 September 2010 from 7:00-9:00 pm. The three day programme commencing on Monday 13 September through to the evening of Wednesday 15 September will showcase presentations by leading Oxford specialists on key chronic health conditions facing our aging societies including Alzheimers’ Disease & Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Falls, Stroke, Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

Key note presentations will be followed by workshops designed for participants to examine the implications of these diseases for families and health care professionals in the health care system and individual application to research initiatives. The school will address concepts and tools in demography, bio-demography, bio-medical research and practice, economics, sociology, health and policy. There will also be sessions on qualitative research methods & organisations and healthcare.

Additional opportunities for informal discussion and exchange of research ideas will be provided through poster sessions. Social events will be held each evening to extend network opportunities and allow all participants to enjoy the ‘Oxford’ experience!

Link to leaflet pdf file



6th Congress of the EUGMS 2010

European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

Convention Centre Dublin, 29th September - 1st October 2010

On behalf of the EUGMS, the Irish Gerontological Society (one of the oldest scientific societies for ageing research in the world), and the Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine, I would like to welcome you to the 6th Congress of the EUGMS in Dublin in 2010. Dublin is an attractive and historic venue, with a historic centre close to the conference centre, excellent transport links, direct air connections to every country in the EU, and a magnificent setting beside the sea and mountains. There is a strong tradition of research and education in geriatric medicine within Ireland, and Irish geriatric medicine (the largest internal medicine specialty in the country) has not only a prominent national profile but has also strongly supported the EUGMS since its foundation. Geriatric medicine is a cutting edge specialty within Europe, and is critical to the provision of effective healthcare for an ageing Europe. The 2010 conference theme of Geriatric Medicine: New Challenges, New Techniques and New Technologies harnesses the existing strengths of geriatric medicine to meet the new challenges of demography in the European Union and the changing economic climate by incorporating the rapid developments in many fields of technological development. The Congress will also feature EUGMS initiatives in areas such as medication licensing and older people, sarcopaenia, falls, vaccines and palliative care. An active social programme, plentiful submitted presentations, interactive poster presentations, and convivial surroundings will support learning, networking, interchanges, and deepen our sense of collegiality.




Promoting Active and Healthy Ageing
A Conference: Thursday 30th September, Temple of Health and Peace, 12.00pm – 5.30pm
A Public Lecture: In the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Colum Road, Cardiff, 7.30pm – 845pm, by the Right Honourable Rhodri Morgan

How we manage care of older people and promote healthy ageing in a changing and ageing world is a great challenge to health and social care professionals as well as touching everyone’s lives in the general public. At this conference delegates will have the opportunity for networking with staff
working with older people, and to contribute to the discussions and debates on innovative ways to promote active and healthy ageing, and highlighting best practice and current policy initiatives.

The Conference offers the opportunity to bring together the community of researchers and academics in ageing issues; Health and social care practitioners; Policy makers. To register for the Conference, apply to: Robyn Davies: DaviesR66@cardiff.ac.uk

The Public Lecture is vital for anyone who works or has contact with older people. It will be valuable for service providers, family carers, older people
their family and friends. To register for the Public Lecture apply to: Andrew Emery: EmeryAD@cardiff.ac.uk

Chair: Sir Mansel Aylward
Introduction by: Ruth Marks, Commissioner for Older People
Ageing: Professor David Kipling, Professor Julie Williams
Patient and caring issues: Dr Tony Bayer
Independent living: Professor Joanna Latimer
Dignity and care: Dr Win Tadd
Tea and coffee etc: 3.40pm – 4.00pm
The good life: Dr John Gallacher
The Built Environment: Professor Chris Webster, Professor Judith Phillips
Launch of CaSciope (Cardiff University Ageing, Science and Older Person Network) Professor Teresa Rees
The contribution of the University to Active and Healthy Living: Professor Ken Woodhouse



International Conference on Social Science, to be held in Kusadasi, Izmir, Turkey, from 7 – 8 October 2010.

For more information see: http://www.icssconference.net

This is a conference for those, who are interested in presenting paper in all fields of social sciences. The conference topic areas especially focus on such disciplines as economics, business, corporate and public governance, political science, sociology etc.

The aim of the conference is to bring together a wide audience of academicians, policy makers and practitioners   around clearly circumscribed topics, engage participants  in fruitful debate, and facilitate mutual understanding.  An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with inter-disciplinary/ multi-disciplinary interests related to social sciences to  meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. The conference will result in a publication containing a selection of the papers that were presented at the conference.


Sleep, Well-being and Active Ageing: New Evidence for Policy and Practice
Thursday 28th October 2010, 9.45am-5.00pm
At Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ

The Conference aims to: 
•    Place 'Sleep Quality' at the heart of the health, well-being and active ageing agenda 
•    Disseminate research findings from the 4 year ‘SomnIA: Sleep in Ageing’ project 
•    Influence policy and practice in relation to sleep and night-care in care homes 
•    Raise awareness of the importance of the lighting environment for sleep and well-being 
•    Improve policy and practice in relation to the management of insomnia in primary care  
•    Demonstrate how a range of novel sensor devices can improve sleep at home and in care homes

Why is Sleep important?
•    Sleep quality is fundamental for healthy ageing 
•    Poor sleep is one of the most common complaints of old age 
•    Good sleep in later life reduces risk of falls, accidents and depression 
•    Good sleep reduces vulnerability to daytime fatigue, and is essential for maintaining activity and performance levels

Key Speakers include:
-        Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre 
-        Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director, Age UK
-        Professor Kevin Morgan, Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University
-        Professor Mike Nolan, Sheffield Institute of Ageing Studies 
-        Professor Jill Manthorpe, Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
-        Des Kelly OBE,  Executive Director, National Care Home Forum
-        Professor Peter Lansley, Director, KT-EQUAL/SPARC, University of Reading
-        Professor Colin Espie, Director, University of Glasgow Sleep Centre
-        Dr Paul Montgomery, Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford 
-        Professor Niro Siriwardena, Professor of Primary and Prehospital Health Care, University of Lincoln
-        Professor Sir George Castledine, Chief Executive Institute of Ageing and Health, Professor and Consultant in Nursing

Conference Fees: 
•        £60 Early bird fee            (Up to 1st September 2010)
•        £80 Standard fee            (After 1st September 2010)

Including lunch, refreshments and delegate pack

To register online and download the Conference brochure from:  

Enquiries about the Conference: 
Contact:          Mrs Helen Vart, SomnIA Research Secretary,
Department of Sociology (K5), 
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
Tel:  01483-689292;  Fax:  01483-689551 
Email:  somnia@surrey.ac.uk



Becoming Visible: Older People as Active Participants in the Community and in Long-term Care Settings

16 & 17 November 2010, At Dublin Castle

Organised by the Social Policy and Ageing Research Centre (SPARC), Trinity College Dublin in partnership with the Changing Ageing Partnership (CAP), Queens University Belfast

Welcome to the SPARC/CAP Annual International Conference on Ageing Research and Policy.

The focus of this conference is older people’s participation in the community and in long-term care settings. It will consider how policies and practices for engaging older people in the community and in long-term care settings differ across countries. Focusing on older people in both the community and in long-term care settings, the conference will explore the principles and practicalities of optimising older people’s participation and the mechanisms for engaging greater numbers of older people as active citizens.

The conference will be of interest to older people, policy makers, researchers, students, and individuals working in the ageing sector. The conference programme maximises opportunities for networking and exchange between participants. In addition to the plenary sessions, research will be showcased during parallel sessions and in a poster exhibition which will run for the two days of the conference.

Further details: http://www.sparc.tcd.ie/newsAndEvents/Conf2010Home.php



43rd Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference ‘Building Bridges for People, Policy and Practice’

17th – 19th November 2010, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

The conference is particularly looking for papers that examine the challenges of disconnection that occur not only through the individual ageing process, and for older people as a group within the community, but also between researchers, practitioners and policy makers, national state and local bureaucracies, and professions from different disciplinary backgrounds involved in the care and support of older people.

This will be a conference with a positive focus on examining ways for making connections and building bridges and will provide opportunities for presenters from every sector: older people, researchers, practitioners, bureaucrats and policy makers.




Healthy and Active Ageing for all Europeans II International Conference

Bologna, Italy, 14 April 2011 to 17 April 2011

In recent years great progress has been made in understanding the ageing phenomenon. Not only do we know better the role of many factors in healthy and active ageing, but various age-related deficiency and degeneration processes are today identified and innovative solutions are available, from biotechnology to new treatments, from preventive measures to efficient health care systems, and finally from financial support to quality of life enhancement for older persons. 

This Congress will provide a unique opportunity for scientific interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers, practitioners and professionals working with older persons in a vast array of sciences: biological, biomedical, chemical, clinical, engineering, nursing, psychology, social sciences, public health and policy.




Understanding and Promoting the Value of Older Age - 40th Annual BSG Conference

University of Plymouth 5 to 7 July 2011

Sub-Themes to include: 

* Social and Community Engagement 

* Innovations in Health and Social Care 

* Ageing Bodies/Ageing Minds 

* Intergenerational Relations 

* Well-Being and Quality of Life 

* Art and Older Age 

* Narrative and Other Research Approaches 

* The Role of Technologies 

* Open Stream 

Keynote Speakers: 
We are pleased to confirm the following speakers: 

* Andrew Achenbaum, Professor of History and Social Work, University of Houston, USA 

* Norah Keating, Professor of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada 

* Christina Victor, Professor of Public Health, Brunel University, UK 

Click here for further details

For further information please contact: 
Helene Bryant 
Professional Development and Events 
University of Plymouth 
Rolle Building 
Room 103 
Plymouth PL4 8AA 
Tel: +44 (0)1752 586078 Contact Email: helene.bryant@plymouth.ac.uk

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