The IAFOR Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology (AGen) 2016 will be organised by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in Kobe, Japan on June 9 – 12, 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.
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