IAFOR Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology (AGEN) 2016

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  • The IAFOR Asian Con­fer­ence on Aging and Geron­tol­ogy (AGen) 2016 will be organ­ised by the Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR) in Kobe, Japan on June 912, 2016 at the Art Cen­ter Kobe. The Asian Con­fer­ence on Aging and Geron­tol­ogy will be held along­side the 7th Asian Con­fer­ence on the Social Sci­ences (ACSS) and the 6th IAFOR Asian Con­fer­ence on Sus­tain­abil­ity, Energy and the Envi­ron­ment (ACSEE). Reg­is­tra­tion for one con­fer­ence will allow atten­dees to attend ses­sions in the others.

    This inter­na­tional and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­fer­ence will again bring together a range of aca­d­e­mics and prac­ti­tion­ers to dis­cuss new direc­tions of research and dis­cov­ery in edu­ca­tion. As with IAFOR’s other events, AGen2016 will afford the oppor­tu­nity for renew­ing old acquain­tances, mak­ing new con­tacts, and net­work­ing across higher edu­ca­tion and beyond.

    Keynote and Fea­tured Speakers

    • Dr James McNally – Direc­tor of the NACDA Pro­gram on Aging, Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, United States
    • Prof Hiroshi Ishida – Depart­ment of Com­par­a­tive Con­tem­po­rary Soci­eties, Insti­tute of Social Sci­ences, Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo, Japan
    • Prof Stu­art Picken – Chair­man of the IAFOR IAB, Order of the Sacred Trea­sure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glas­gow), F.R.A.S.

    Con­fer­ence Theme: “Jus­tice and Sustainability”

    As the aging of the pop­u­la­tion con­tin­ues world­wide we see sev­eral key issues impact­ing the lives of the elderly. In terms of Jus­tice, the aged face ongo­ing chal­lenges asso­ci­ated with a loss of social, polit­i­cal and famil­ial power. As elders face changes in their health and work­force par­tic­i­pa­tion, they also face higher risks of being aban­doned or dis­missed from the work­ings of famil­ial and social activ­i­ties. Social iso­la­tion, crime vic­tim­iza­tion, abuse and insti­tu­tion­al­iza­tion are all issues that impact the abil­ity of elders to achieve equity and main­tain sta­tus within soci­ety. Sus­tain­abil­ity has long been a cen­tral theme in aging research.

    How do we care for and sup­port an ever grow­ing num­ber of elders in our soci­ety and fam­i­lies? Health care, dis­abil­ity, eco­nomic sta­bil­ity, lone­li­ness and depres­sion are but a few of the issues that need to be addressed in the com­ing years. This is par­tic­u­larly the case for mid­dle and less devel­oped nations which cur­rently lack the infra­struc­ture to pro­vide for their grow­ing pop­u­la­tion of elders.

    Research focus­ing on equi­table access to social resources and an oblig­a­tion to rec­og­nize the dig­nity of aging are in line with the con­fer­ence theme. AGen2016 wel­comes all papers that touch on these issues and the broader issues of aging. We par­tic­u­larly wel­come papers and posters that use data from the Asia-​Pacific region but the focus of the con­fer­ences in on inter­na­tional issues related to jus­tice and sus­tain­abil­ity for our aging pop­u­la­tion worldwide.

    We hope and expect the 2016 con­fer­ence themes to inspire a num­ber of research avenues, and look for­ward to dis­cussing ideas, find­ings and syn­er­gies, in this Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum.

    Pub­lish­ing Opportunities

    Journals

    A small num­ber of papers from IAFOR con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings are selected by the jour­nal edi­tors for inclu­sion in the IAFOR Jour­nals. Arti­cles may also be sub­mit­ted directly by con­tact­ing the appro­pri­ate edi­tor. IAFOR’s open access jour­nals con­form to the high­est aca­d­e­mic stan­dards, reflect the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­na­tional nature of our con­fer­ences and are organ­ised thematically.

    Con­fer­ence Proceedings

    If your abstract is accepted and you have reg­is­tered for the con­fer­ence, you are encour­aged to sub­mit a full paper for inclu­sion in the offi­cial con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings pub­lished on the web­site. Final papers should be uploaded through the sub­mis­sions sys­tem. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the sub­mis­sion deadline.

    Eye Magazine

    Eye Mag­a­zine is The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum’s own in-​house e-​magazine pub­li­ca­tion. Through Eye Mag­a­zine, we hope to enlighten you to the var­i­ous views and opin­ions of our con­trib­u­tors, many of whom have pre­sented full research papers at our var­i­ous con­fer­ences in Asia, Europe and North America.

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