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Ageing in the Mediterranean World Scientific Conference

Malta, 12th March to 15th March 2009

Organized by European Social Research (ESR),the European social science section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), in direct cooperation with The Institute of Gerontology in Malta

From a historical perspective, the Mediterranean has been the center of a process of civilization that has had effects and consequences on a truly global scale. Europe as an economic and cultural entity cannot be possibly fully understood without realizing the enormous impact of developments which took place in this region and will also shape the European position in the future. The ageing of Mediterranean societies will confront them with new challenges and socio-political tasks.

Today, ageing affects societies in the Mediterranean already quite differently and will continue to transform them considerably in the future. In this conference we will present and critically discuss research results on work life developments, demographic trends, family strategies and care arrangements in the Mediterranean.

The basic idea of the conference is to offer a comprehensive outlook on the social fabric of the Mediterranean world in several detailed aspects to be presented and discussed with the participants; to allow the identification of certain areas of ongoing research for all participants and to allow participants the critical debate of these results and perspectives.
It ought to be a central objective to interest all European researchers and decision makers in gerontology in the special situation of the Mediterranean ageing countries and to discuss with them potential options and consequences resulting out of these developments.

To register please go to webpage: http://www.aimw09.org/
Registration fee: € 60
Accomodation: € 55 single room per day
€ 80 double room per day

For further details contact: hans-joachim.kondratowitz@dza.de, or sebastian.richter@dza.de

Programme

 

The Narratives of Old Age

Thursday 12 March 2009

This seminar will take place at the Leveson Centre in Temple Balsall, near Solihull, on Tuesday 12 March 2009 from 11.00 am – 3.15 pm. Coffee will be available from 10.30am.

In this seminar James Woodward will introduce some of the practical fruits of his three months’ sabbatical leave in 2008. In three sessions he will explore the nature of narrative, the stories that we share, and how these narratives shape our lives.

Session one will introduce participants to some of the themes of narrative and draw out the pastoral and practical implications of these theories for old age and old age care.

In session two, James will share some examples of old age narrative (biography and autobiography) and explore their interest and significance.

In session three we shall look at some of the implications of theory (session one) and practice (session two) for ourselves, for older people and our work with them.

James Woodward is the Director of the Leveson Centre for the Study of Ageing, Spirituality and social Policy, and the Vicar of Temple Balsall in the Diocese of Birmingham. His book ‘Valuing Age: Pastoral ministry with older People, in the New Library of Pastoral Care was published by SPCK in October 2008.

The cost of the seminar, which includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch, is as follows:
Organisations - £50
Charitable and voluntary organisations (including churches) and individuals - £40
Friends of the Leveson Centre - £35.
Cheques should be made payable to The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson. Alternatively, you may reserve a place and pay online.

Timetable

Application form

 

 

BSG Scotland Members' Event

Edinburgh, Thursday 30 April 2009

The next BSG Scotland Members' Event will be held on Thursday 30 April at Centre for the Older Person's Agenda (COPA), Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. As usual we will start with a buffet lunch from 12.30, followed by presentations of members' research. Further details will be circulated in February via the BSGmail list.

 

 

Reaffirming Teaching and Learning in Later Life

Lancaster, April 1-3 2009

Association for Education and Ageing and Lancaster University invite you to an international conference, to be held in Lancaster, April 1-3 2009.

Papers are sought on all aspects of teaching and learning involving older people, in formal and informal settings. Current policy and practice will be discussed as well as future provision and the value of learning for ageing societies.

Please send abstracts of 200 words to j.e.hughes@open.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Plenary speakers include Prof Ron Manheimer, University of North Carolina and Dr Elizabeth Mestheneos, President of AGE, who will speak on the later life learning scene in the US and Europe, respectively.

Enquiries to jim.soulsby@btinternet or j.petersen@lancaster.ac.uk Website: www.cpa.org.uk/aea

The future of family support for older people workshop

London 14-15 May 2009

European Association for Population Studies (EAPs) Working Group on Demographic Change and the Support of Older People and ESRC (UK ) Programme on Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030 (MAP2030).

The EAPs Working Group on Demographic Change and the Support of Older People is organising a second workshop on ‘The Future of Family Support for Older People’ to be held in London, UK 14-15 th May 2009 in collaboration with the UK Economic and Social Research Council ‘Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030’ programme. We are now calling for contributed papers/presentations, these should be of 20-30 minutes in length and may concern any aspect of the topic, whether relevant to needs for or supply of support; a clear focus on future trends, including results from modelling, is preferred. The previous workshop resulted in two journal special issues, and the possibility of producing another publication from this event will be discussed, please indicate views on this. Participation in the workshop is also open to those who do not wish to give a paper.

Deadline for abstracts: Friday February 27 th 2009

Financial basis: Meeting rooms and refreshments, including lunch on May 15th, will be provided but participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

Provisional programme:

Thursday May 14 th 4-6 p.m.

MAP2030 open seminar followed by reception.

‘A future care gap? Informal care for older people by their adult children: Projections of demand and supply in England’
Linda Pickard, London School of Economics

‘Households and later life transitions: Projections and implication’
Emily Grundy & Sanna Read, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Friday May 15th

10.00 a.m. to 4p.m. Workshop presentations

4p.m. – 5p.m. Future plans.

Application form

Please complete application form if interested and email to:

Emily.grundy@lshtm.ac.uk

 

 

XIXth IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Longevity, Health and Wealth

Paris, 5-9 July 2009

Every four years, the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics represents a unique and irreplaceable event attended by experts from around the world to discuss the latest findings in the field of ageing. The 19th congress, which is taking place in Paris in 2009, is particularly important, as it coincides with an ideological u-turn. Lifespan extension and the growing number of elderly people, once considered as catastrophic, are now viewed as an indisputable progress.

There is a growing consensus that population ageing is not necessarily contributing to economic decline. The selected theme: “longevity, health and wealth” aspires to illustrate this change in attitude vis-à-vis a global phenomenon of unparallel scale.

With the support of the IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) the “Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie” is delighted to organise an event that will bring together the top representatives from all branches of this expanding discipline.

From the biologist working on the fundamental mechanisms of ageing to the financial agent or head of institution, without forgetting doctors, nurses or psychologists dealing with care or research…. all those concerned with gerontology will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and promote their work. Results from ongoing important research will also be presented for the first time.

More information and programme - click here

Bereavement Research Forum Symposia Dates 2009

The BRF exists to Provide a forum to debate current / future research, influence policy makers and funders of research and support and encourage both producers and users of research. We run several symposia every year.

Money, bereavement and grief: financial implications of the death of a life partner – AGM/Symposium

Wednesday 4th February 2009

Anne Corden and Michael Hirst, Senior Researchers at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York

Venue: Help the Hospices, London

Cost: Only £30 members, £60 non-members

Guest Speaker: Robert Neimeyer, Professor Clinical (Psychotherapy) Psychology, University of Memphis

Tuesday 14th July 2009

Venue: St Anne's College, Oxford

Please see our website for further details and contact Shana to apply for membership or to attend any of our events.

 

 

The British Society of Gerontology 38th Annual Conference

Culture, Diversity and Ageing

2 - 4th September 2009

Key note speakers: Alan Walker ; Gloria Gutman

Conference themes:

  • Cultures of ageing
  • Research methods
  • Health and wellbeing for older people
  • Ageing and technology
  • Long-term health and social care
  • Diversity and discrimination

For further information contact:
Lisa Sinfield
School of Health and Social Care
University of the West of England, Bristol
Glenside Campus
Blackberry Hill, Stapleton
Bristol BS16 1DD
Telephone +44 (0) 117 32 88487
Facsimile +44 (0) 117 32 88443
E-mail Lisa.Sinfield@uwe.ac.uk

More information - click here

 

 

Second Middle East Congress on Age, Ageing& Alzheimer's: Challenges in Geriatric Care

November 4th to 6th, 2009, Quality Inn, Tripoli, Lebanon

We are announcing the Second Middle East Congress on Age, Ageing& Alzheimer's: Challenges in Geriatric Care expected to be held on Nov 4th to 6th, 2009 in parallel to the MEAMA Workshop from 5-8 Nov 2009 (Health Care Services for the Elderly) by the Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Ageing. This is inspired by the first Middle East Congress on Ageing organized in Istanbul. The conference will be in -at Quality Inn - Tripoli - Lebanon

The Aging Phenomenon" considered as one of the most significant developments of the 21st century brings some complicated and intricate outcomes with it when evaluated in societal terms. Middle Eastern countries have certain cultural, social and economic characteristics in common with similar aspiration. The percentage of elderly in the Middle East is expected to increase with improvement of the health care delivery in the area. The region , like other developing countries, needs to define the policies and programs that will reduce the burden of aging populations on the society and its economy. There is a need to ensure the availability of health and social services for older persons and promote their continuing participation in a socially and economically productive life.

Major changes continue to occur in Geriatric Care in the Region. There are increasing external and internal pressures to improve the quality of patient care, providing better services for the elderly , and to emphasize health policies and regulation that protect the elderly in the region. Hence the conference on "The Challenges in Geriatric Care" will involve public organizations and NGOs cooperating to share information, skill and experience in a gradually increasing manner, and taking the lead in great social developments with the resulting synergy, reveals itself as a phenomenon worth appreciation. Moreover, the developments gain speed with the financing provided by the business world, which is aware and conscientious of its social responsibilities.

The Program of the Second Middle East Congress on Aging will include the following:

· Middle East and Aging

· Health Care Services for the Elderly

· Education and training for the team

· Alzheimer's disease

· The Elderly People and Developments

· Health and Welfare

· Support Mechanisms

· Mental Health

· Geriatric Syndrome

· Towards the formation of Social Policies

· Other Issues

The conference will consider issues in Geriatric Care and Education, sharing and evaluating experiences of clinicians and other healthcare professionals from the Middle-East and around the world on matters affecting patient care and education.

Speakers well known in their field will be invited from the Middle-East, Europe, Australia, and the USA in addition to local speakers. We are looking forward to the possibility of including your organization, institution or University in this prestigious event. We would like to know whether your organization would like officially to be part of this important event and whether you would like to nominate any member of your organization to be member of the committees below?

· International Advisors Members

· Scientific

· Organization

· Social

In addition we would like to know whether you will be interested to be one of the speaker of the congress?

Hoping that you will join us in bringing together an exciting program for Geriatric Care, we thank you very much for your attention and look forward to receiving your response.

Conference website : http://www.meama.com/secondconference/index.htm

 

End of What's On section.

Ageing in the Mediterranean World Scientific Conference

Malta, 12th March to 15th March 2009

Organized by European Social Research (ESR),the European social science section of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), in direct cooperation with The Institute of Gerontology in Malta

From a historical perspective, the Mediterranean has been the center of a process of civilization that has had effects and consequences on a truly global scale. Europe as an economic and cultural entity cannot be possibly fully understood without realizing the enormous impact of developments which took place in this region and will also shape the European position in the future. The ageing of Mediterranean societies will confront them with new challenges and socio-political tasks.

Today, ageing affects societies in the Mediterranean already quite differently and will continue to transform them considerably in the future. In this conference we will present and critically discuss research results on work life developments, demographic trends, family strategies and care arrangements in the Mediterranean.

The basic idea of the conference is to offer a comprehensive outlook on the social fabric of the Mediterranean world in several detailed aspects to be presented and discussed with the participants; to allow the identification of certain areas of ongoing research for all participants and to allow participants the critical debate of these results and perspectives.
It ought to be a central objective to interest all European researchers and decision makers in gerontology in the special situation of the Mediterranean ageing countries and to discuss with them potential options and consequences resulting out of these developments.

To register please go to webpage: http://www.aimw09.org/
Registration fee: € 60
Accomodation: € 55 single room per day
€ 80 double room per day

For further details contact: hans-joachim.kondratowitz@dza.de, or sebastian.richter@dza.de

Programme

 

The Narratives of Old Age

Thursday 12 March 2009

This seminar will take place at the Leveson Centre in Temple Balsall, near Solihull, on Tuesday 12 March 2009 from 11.00 am – 3.15 pm. Coffee will be available from 10.30am.

In this seminar James Woodward will introduce some of the practical fruits of his three months’ sabbatical leave in 2008. In three sessions he will explore the nature of narrative, the stories that we share, and how these narratives shape our lives.

Session one will introduce participants to some of the themes of narrative and draw out the pastoral and practical implications of these theories for old age and old age care.

In session two, James will share some examples of old age narrative (biography and autobiography) and explore their interest and significance.

In session three we shall look at some of the implications of theory (session one) and practice (session two) for ourselves, for older people and our work with them.

James Woodward is the Director of the Leveson Centre for the Study of Ageing, Spirituality and social Policy, and the Vicar of Temple Balsall in the Diocese of Birmingham. His book ‘Valuing Age: Pastoral ministry with older People, in the New Library of Pastoral Care was published by SPCK in October 2008.

The cost of the seminar, which includes refreshments and a sandwich lunch, is as follows:
Organisations - £50
Charitable and voluntary organisations (including churches) and individuals - £40
Friends of the Leveson Centre - £35.
Cheques should be made payable to The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson. Alternatively, you may reserve a place and pay online.

Timetable

Application form

 

 

BSG Scotland Members' Event

Edinburgh, Thursday 30 April 2009

The next BSG Scotland Members' Event will be held on Thursday 30 April at Centre for the Older Person's Agenda (COPA), Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. As usual we will start with a buffet lunch from 12.30, followed by presentations of members' research. Further details will be circulated in February via the BSGmail list.

 

 

Reaffirming Teaching and Learning in Later Life

Lancaster, April 1-3 2009

Association for Education and Ageing and Lancaster University invite you to an international conference, to be held in Lancaster, April 1-3 2009.

Papers are sought on all aspects of teaching and learning involving older people, in formal and informal settings. Current policy and practice will be discussed as well as future provision and the value of learning for ageing societies.

Please send abstracts of 200 words to j.e.hughes@open.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Plenary speakers include Prof Ron Manheimer, University of North Carolina and Dr Elizabeth Mestheneos, President of AGE, who will speak on the later life learning scene in the US and Europe, respectively.

Enquiries to jim.soulsby@btinternet or j.petersen@lancaster.ac.uk Website: www.cpa.org.uk/aea

The future of family support for older people workshop

London 14-15 May 2009

European Association for Population Studies (EAPs) Working Group on Demographic Change and the Support of Older People and ESRC (UK ) Programme on Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030 (MAP2030).

The EAPs Working Group on Demographic Change and the Support of Older People is organising a second workshop on ‘The Future of Family Support for Older People’ to be held in London, UK 14-15 th May 2009 in collaboration with the UK Economic and Social Research Council ‘Modelling Ageing Populations to 2030’ programme. We are now calling for contributed papers/presentations, these should be of 20-30 minutes in length and may concern any aspect of the topic, whether relevant to needs for or supply of support; a clear focus on future trends, including results from modelling, is preferred. The previous workshop resulted in two journal special issues, and the possibility of producing another publication from this event will be discussed, please indicate views on this. Participation in the workshop is also open to those who do not wish to give a paper.

Deadline for abstracts: Friday February 27 th 2009

Financial basis: Meeting rooms and refreshments, including lunch on May 15th, will be provided but participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

Provisional programme:

Thursday May 14 th 4-6 p.m.

MAP2030 open seminar followed by reception.

‘A future care gap? Informal care for older people by their adult children: Projections of demand and supply in England’
Linda Pickard, London School of Economics

‘Households and later life transitions: Projections and implication’
Emily Grundy & Sanna Read, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Friday May 15th

10.00 a.m. to 4p.m. Workshop presentations

4p.m. – 5p.m. Future plans.

Application form

Please complete application form if interested and email to:

Emily.grundy@lshtm.ac.uk

 

 

XIXth IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Longevity, Health and Wealth

Paris, 5-9 July 2009

Every four years, the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics represents a unique and irreplaceable event attended by experts from around the world to discuss the latest findings in the field of ageing. The 19th congress, which is taking place in Paris in 2009, is particularly important, as it coincides with an ideological u-turn. Lifespan extension and the growing number of elderly people, once considered as catastrophic, are now viewed as an indisputable progress.

There is a growing consensus that population ageing is not necessarily contributing to economic decline. The selected theme: “longevity, health and wealth” aspires to illustrate this change in attitude vis-à-vis a global phenomenon of unparallel scale.

With the support of the IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) the “Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie” is delighted to organise an event that will bring together the top representatives from all branches of this expanding discipline.

From the biologist working on the fundamental mechanisms of ageing to the financial agent or head of institution, without forgetting doctors, nurses or psychologists dealing with care or research…. all those concerned with gerontology will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and promote their work. Results from ongoing important research will also be presented for the first time.

More information and programme - click here

Bereavement Research Forum Symposia Dates 2009

The BRF exists to Provide a forum to debate current / future research, influence policy makers and funders of research and support and encourage both producers and users of research. We run several symposia every year.

Money, bereavement and grief: financial implications of the death of a life partner – AGM/Symposium

Wednesday 4th February 2009

Anne Corden and Michael Hirst, Senior Researchers at the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York

Venue: Help the Hospices, London

Cost: Only £30 members, £60 non-members

Guest Speaker: Robert Neimeyer, Professor Clinical (Psychotherapy) Psychology, University of Memphis

Tuesday 14th July 2009

Venue: St Anne's College, Oxford

Please see our website for further details and contact Shana to apply for membership or to attend any of our events.

 

 

The British Society of Gerontology 38th Annual Conference

Culture, Diversity and Ageing

2 - 4th September 2009

Key note speakers: Alan Walker ; Gloria Gutman

Conference themes:

  • Cultures of ageing
  • Research methods
  • Health and wellbeing for older people
  • Ageing and technology
  • Long-term health and social care
  • Diversity and discrimination

For further information contact:
Lisa Sinfield
School of Health and Social Care
University of the West of England, Bristol
Glenside Campus
Blackberry Hill, Stapleton
Bristol BS16 1DD
Telephone +44 (0) 117 32 88487
Facsimile +44 (0) 117 32 88443
E-mail Lisa.Sinfield@uwe.ac.uk

More information - click here

 

 

Second Middle East Congress on Age, Ageing& Alzheimer's: Challenges in Geriatric Care

November 4th to 6th, 2009, Quality Inn, Tripoli, Lebanon

We are announcing the Second Middle East Congress on Age, Ageing& Alzheimer's: Challenges in Geriatric Care expected to be held on Nov 4th to 6th, 2009 in parallel to the MEAMA Workshop from 5-8 Nov 2009 (Health Care Services for the Elderly) by the Middle-East Academy for Medicine of Ageing. This is inspired by the first Middle East Congress on Ageing organized in Istanbul. The conference will be in -at Quality Inn - Tripoli - Lebanon

The Aging Phenomenon" considered as one of the most significant developments of the 21st century brings some complicated and intricate outcomes with it when evaluated in societal terms. Middle Eastern countries have certain cultural, social and economic characteristics in common with similar aspiration. The percentage of elderly in the Middle East is expected to increase with improvement of the health care delivery in the area. The region , like other developing countries, needs to define the policies and programs that will reduce the burden of aging populations on the society and its economy. There is a need to ensure the availability of health and social services for older persons and promote their continuing participation in a socially and economically productive life.

Major changes continue to occur in Geriatric Care in the Region. There are increasing external and internal pressures to improve the quality of patient care, providing better services for the elderly , and to emphasize health policies and regulation that protect the elderly in the region. Hence the conference on "The Challenges in Geriatric Care" will involve public organizations and NGOs cooperating to share information, skill and experience in a gradually increasing manner, and taking the lead in great social developments with the resulting synergy, reveals itself as a phenomenon worth appreciation. Moreover, the developments gain speed with the financing provided by the business world, which is aware and conscientious of its social responsibilities.

The Program of the Second Middle East Congress on Aging will include the following:

· Middle East and Aging

· Health Care Services for the Elderly

· Education and training for the team

· Alzheimer's disease

· The Elderly People and Developments

· Health and Welfare

· Support Mechanisms

· Mental Health

· Geriatric Syndrome

· Towards the formation of Social Policies

· Other Issues

The conference will consider issues in Geriatric Care and Education, sharing and evaluating experiences of clinicians and other healthcare professionals from the Middle-East and around the world on matters affecting patient care and education.

Speakers well known in their field will be invited from the Middle-East, Europe, Australia, and the USA in addition to local speakers. We are looking forward to the possibility of including your organization, institution or University in this prestigious event. We would like to know whether your organization would like officially to be part of this important event and whether you would like to nominate any member of your organization to be member of the committees below?

· International Advisors Members

· Scientific

· Organization

· Social

In addition we would like to know whether you will be interested to be one of the speaker of the congress?

Hoping that you will join us in bringing together an exciting program for Geriatric Care, we thank you very much for your attention and look forward to receiving your response.

Conference website : http://www.meama.com/secondconference/index.htm

 

End of What's On section.

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