Key dates and abstract submission

25 March, 2017Abstract submission opens
14 July, 2017Abstract submission closed
31 July, 2017Notification of abstract acceptance
15 August, 2017Presenter registration deadline
30 August, 2017Draft program released
30 August, 2017Early bird registration closes
10 September, 2017Program finalised

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 Thomas Klassen, York University, Canada

Human Rights in Old Age: An East-West Perspective

Thomas Klassen is a professor in the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public Policy and Administration, at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is also appointed to the School of Health Policy and Management in the Faculty of Health at York University.

Professor Masa Higo, Kyushu University, Japan

The Year 2030 Problem and Beyond: Challenges of a ‘Hyper-Aged’ Japan

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 David Phillips, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Major challenges of ageing in the 'older-age' countries of the Asia-Pacific: are solutions in sight?

David R Phillips has been Chair Professor of Social Policy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, since 1997. From 2004 to 2008, he was Academic Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences and Academic Dean of Social Sciences, 2008-2010. He was also Head of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy from 1999 to 2004 and Founder Director of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies

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

Good Practices in Co-production for Lifelong Learning for the Elderly in Thailand

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.