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How to Improve Communication in and around Clinical Studies for Older People and Elderly Patients

Résidence Palace, Brussels, Belgium

25 November 2010

organised by efgcp

conferences@efgcp.eu - www.efgcp.eu

Workshop: Changing Intergenerational Relationships as Europe and Asia Age (09/12/10 - 10/12/10)

From Thursday 9th to Friday 10th December, the Oxford Institute of Ageing will host a workshop entitled Changing Intergenerational Relationships as Europe and Asia Age, funded by the Asia-Europe Foundation and the European Alliance for Asian Studies. Keynote speakers will include Prof. Alfred Chan (New Territories Lingnan University, Hong Kong) and Prof. Kurt Lüscher (University of Constance) in addition to invited presentations on intergenerational relationships in both Asian and European nations. More information on the workshop can be found at: http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/news/2010/call-registration-workshop-changing-intergenerational-relationships-europe-and-asia-age

We have a limited capacity of 50 persons and if you would like to attend, please complete the registration form available at : http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk/news/2010/call-registration-workshop-changing-intergenerational-relationships-europe-and-asia-age

Please note that due to space constraints, those who register soonest will have priority. We would ask you to contribute £10 towards the lunch and refreshments, but otherwise there is no cost involved.

Continence Matters

KT-Equal Workshop 13th December 2010 Brunel University, Uxbridge

Continence problems are one of the Giants of Gerontology, but the taboo associated with this subject means the area is under-researched and the problems are often poorly understood. 

Here is your opportunity to find out about the latest research in the incontinence field.  This KT- Equal workshop is hosting talks by many leading UK researchers about recent pioneering developments in the field of incontinence.  Advances which promise more independence and a better quality of life for many older people. 

Programme: Registration from 9.50am. Workshop 10.15am to 4.00pm with coffee breaks and lunch

Venue: Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex

More details and registration: www.equal.ac.uk

Topics covered include:
Introduction to incontinence; Management of urinary incontinence: past, present and future; Impact of urinary incontinence
Detection of urinary tract infections (UTIs); Continence technology and skin health; Nutrition and incontinence;
Transforming ideas into action for faecal incontinence; Getting out and about - public toilet provision for an ageing population.

and the latest results from the NDA project -
Tackling ageing continence through theory, tools and technology (TACT3 Project)


This workshop will be of interest to all-comers: scientists, professionals in health and social services, older people, carers and others. All are welcome. The workshop is free. The only requirement is an enthusiasm for improving the quality of later life!

Second Call for Papers
Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, April 12-16, 2011

Towards a Critical Geography of Age

Organizer: Nancy Worth, University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)

Social categories of difference orient research priorities for many human geographers.  After the 'trinity' of gender, class and race, other categories are now receiving sustained attention, including sexuality and (dis)ability.  More recently, age has become part of the debate-as a social identity that varies across space (Del Casino Jr, 2009) rather than a process of biological development.  In geography this focus is often divided into age ranges, from the subfield of children's geographies to the growing set of research on old age, leading to the critique that there is only interest in the margins (Hopkins and Pain, 2007).

This session is interested in encouraging greater connections between geographers concerned with children and young people, old age and everywhere
in between, as well as finding commonalities in theory and practice (learning from the more integrated approach already present in family studies and research on migration).  The session is specifically interested in ideas of intergenerationality (Vanderbeck, 2007) and intersectionality (Valentine, 2007) that complicate the social category of age, as well as new understandings around temporality and spatiality that add layers of meaning to experiences of the lifecourse and transitions between life stages (Horton and Kraftl, 2006).  Of particular interest are papers that move across scale, connecting personal geographies of age to wider issues around globalization (Ruddick, 2003), economic processes (Nairn and Higgins, 2007) and social change.  The aim is a paper session with a discussant, to draw connections between papers and to leave plenty of time for discussion about what a critical geography of age should look like.

Papers are invited on a wide selection of themes, including (but not limited to):

*        Theorizing age in geography, from developmental psychology and biology, to theories of embodiment, emotion/affect, temporality, and
performance (among others)

*        Adulthood's absent presence in geographies of age

*        Creating and contesting age identities across space

*        Spatial implications of intersectionality

*        Ageing and the family

*        Challenging normative patterns in the lifecourse

*        Methodological issues, and innovative methods for capturing
experiences of age in different life spaces

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words (and an AAG ID) to Nancy Worth (n.worth@leeds.ac.uk<mailto:n.worth@leeds.ac.uk>) by the 15th of October.

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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