The 3rd Annual Symposium on Ageing and Old-Age in Asia-Pacific

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Advancing knowledge and sharing innovation in research into ageing in Asia-Pacific

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Wednesday 11 October 2017 08:00 am until Thursday 12 October 2017 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia
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Presented by:
John Richards Initiative
Type of Event:
Current Student: Postgraduate; Alumni; Conference; Forum/symposium; Health/wellbeing/lifestyle; Public
from $85.00

Host Institution

In 2017, the symposium will be hosted by the John Richards Initiative (JRI), La Trobe University.  In 2017, La Trobe University celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the JRI is celebrating its 10th anniversary.  This symposium is sponsored by La Trobe Asia and the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

Keynote Speakers

Emeritus Professor Jeni Warburton, La Trobe University, Australia - Ageing and aged care in rural Australia: developing the knowledge base

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 Masa Higo, Kyushu University, Japan - The Year 2030 Problem and Beyond: Challenges of a ‘Hyper-Aged’ Japan

Professor Caslav Pejovic, Kyushu University, Japan -  Ageing Japan: How a Great Gender Equality Can Help?

Associate Professor Dr Nopraenue Dhirathiti, Thailand - Housing policy for the elderly people in Thailand: A coproduction approach

For more information about the conference, please visit the official conference website.

Symposium Program

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


Conference Registration fees include:

  • Attendance at all keynote and session presentations
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on both days
  • One ticket to the Welcome Reception on Day 1
  • Conference materials (program and satchel)

Early bird (until 15 September 2017): $595 - 2 days

Late (16 September- 11 October 2017): $695 - 2 days

1-day $345

Non-La Trobe student $345

La Trobe University staff / PG student $345

General public/Senior Citizen/La Trobe UG student 1-day registration: $85

General public/Senior Citizen/La Trobe UG student 2-day registration: $170


Conference Centre, Rydges Melbourne

186 Exhibition Streetm Melbourne, 3000

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