Key dates and abstract submission

DateImportance
29  September 2017Program finalised
10 October 2017Optional Men's Shed Tour 1.00pm - 6.00pm from CBD (book when registering)
11 October 2017Symposium Day 1 (registration from 8.00) begins 8.45am
12 October 2017

Breakfast Session 'Age-friendliness and liveability in Victoria' 7.30am-9.00am (sponsored by the Victorian Government's Department of Health and Human Services-East Division)

Symposium Day 2 (registration from 7.30am) begins 9.00am

Late registration closes

Symposium Program

The draft symposium program is now available here [PDF 324KB]
Please note this program is provisional and subject to change.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Emeritus Jeni Warburton, La Trobe University, Australia

Ageing and aged care in rural Australia: developing the knowledge base

Professor Jeni Warburton is an internationally recognised researcher in ageing and social policy and headed the John Richards Initiative between September 2008 and December 2015. Prior to this, she was the senior researcher at one of the lead Australian research centres on ageing at The University of Queensland

Professor Masa Higo, Kyushu University, Japan

Delaying retirement in a ‘hyper-aged’ Japan: Enduring and new policy challenges

Masa Higo is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy ay Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Dr. Higo’s research focusses on the roles of population ageing and economic globalization in creating and reproducing risks and inequalities in later life. Japan and other major East Asian countries are the primary region of the scope of his research.

Professor Colette Browning, Shenzhen International Institute for Primary Health Care Research, China

Population ageing, health and aged care in China: Challenges to the delivery of services

Professor Colette Browning is recognised as a national and international leader in psychology and health with a special focus on healthy ageing and chronic illness management. She has held research leadership positions at La Trobe University and Monash University. She has 230 publications including refereed journal articles, book chapters and one authored and one edited book.  Colette has held major competitive research grants from a range of agencies including the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council. She is Research Director, Shenzhen International Institute for Primary Health Care Research, China, where she is working on a range of innovative research translation activities including providing advice about primary care reform and ageing. She holds Honorary Professorships at Peking University and Monash University and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

Associate Professor Dr. Nopraenue Sajjarax Dhirathiti, Mahidol University, Thailand

Housing policy for the elderly people in Thailand: A co-production approach

Deputy Dean for International Relations and Corporate Social Communication, Faculty of Graduate Studies  and  Lecturer, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand.

Professor Caslav Pejovic, Kyushu University, Japan

Ageing Japan: How a Greater Gender Equality Can Help?

Caslav Pejovic is Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, Kyushu University.  Prior to joining Kyushu University in 1997, he was an Associate Professor at the University of Montenegro.  He has LL.B. degree from the University of Montenegro, LL.M. degree from the University of Belgrade and from Kyoto University, and Ph.D. degree from Zagreb University.  His teaching and research interests include maritime law, comparative law, commercial law, international business law and foreign investment law.  He is the member in a number of international academic and professional associations, such as the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL), the International Academy of Commercial and Consumers Law (IACCL), the East Asian Law and Society (EALS), and the Japanese Association of Maritime Law.  He also served as arbitrator of the ICC Arbitration.

Optional Tours

Men's Shed in Koo-Wee-Rup

When: Tuesday 10 October 2017 departing CBD at 1.00pm

Cost is AUD $35.00 per person and will include a tour of the facilities and afternoon tea.

Numbers are limited to 20 people and bookings are essential and can be made when registering for the symposium