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Director’s Message

Welcome to the first online issue of INIAnet, the newsletter of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations — Malta (INIA), which complements the recent launch of INIA’s new website.

The year 2015 was certainly a busy calendar period for INIA in its work to train personnel from developing countries who are working or who intend to work in the field of ageing or with older persons, provide advocacy to developing countries in matters concerning capacity building, and facilitate information exchange in the field of ageing. Last May, INIA held its 7th International Board Meeting, chaired by Mr. Wu Hongbo as the United Nations Under-Secretary General for Social and Economic Affairs. This year also saw INIA organising two international training programmes in Malta. Whilst the international programme on Health Promotion, Quality of Life and Wellbeing hosted no less than 16 participants from 12 different countries, the programme on Ageing Policy Formulation, Planning and Implementation was attended by another 22 participants from 14 different countries as diverse as Iran, South Africa and Indonesia.

During 2015, INIA also conducted a number of in-situ training programmes in the People’s Republic of China (January, April, and December) and in the Philippines (September). INIA’s commitment in enabling the world to face better the challenges arising from population ageing is being increasingly acknowledged as this year marked the setting up of a Satellite Centre in St. Petersburg for East European Countries, and the signing of collaborative agreements with the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau (People’s Republic of China), Philippine Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology (the Philippines), and Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly — China (People’s Republic of China). Plans for next year are equally ambitious, as INIA will organising three international programmes in Malta (Social Gerontology, Health Promotion, and Ageing Policy), and in-situ programmes in Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Whilst I wish you all the very best for the festive season and New Year, I hope that you enjoy this on-line newsletter, which from next year will be issued on a monthly basis.

INIA Website: New Look, Same Mission!

INIA is pleased to announce our brand new website design! www.inia.org.mt still aims to be a repository of information surrounding INIA and its collaborative partners with up to date news on International programmes, activities and initiatives.

Now with the new responsive, interactive and colourful design, it has the ability to offer so much more:

  • One can stay up-to-date on all of INIA’s current activities;
  • One may access INIA’s other social vehicles, facebook and twitter;
  • The website offers a clear connection between INIA and its collaborative partners;
  • Potential applicants may apply ‘on-line’ for INIA’s programmes;
  • One may subscribe ‘on-line’ for INIAnet – INIA’s quarterly newsletter;
  • One may also access INIA’s new publication ‘on-line’ peer-reviewed Journal, ‘Ageing in Developing Countries’.

In the coming months, we hope to continue improving the site so that it best serves how we communicate with our past participants and potential ones.  We encourage you to visit and explore the site at your leisure!

INIA’s Training Programmes — Malta

International Training Programme on
Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the
Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing

The international programme on Social Policy organised by INIA in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was held at the Hotel Plevna in Sliema, Malta, between 23rd November – 4th December 2015.

Twenty-two participants hailing from 14 different countries, namely Belarus, Cameroon, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malta, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, attended the two-week programme in Malta. The programme was officially opened by Hon. Justyne Caruana, Junior Minister for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing. Also in attendance were Dr. Marvin Formosa, INIA’s Director and Dr. Tomas Kucera, one of the International tutors. Hon Caruana welcomed all participants and shared with them the work that is being done on active ageing through innovative policies by her Junior Ministry.

This multidisciplinary training programme discussed the implications of population ageing, underscored the importance of including ageing issues in a country’s development planning and discussed options for policy formulation and services’ implementation. It also provided a broad and up to-date understanding of the complex and far-reaching consequences of longevity. This was done through lectures, workshops and site visits to ‘Villa Messina’, a private residential home, Mtarfa Home, a residential community Home and St. Vincent De Paul Residence, a Nursing Residential Complex, both run by the State. Networking and information sharing, was also a highlight in the training programme, as not only did all the participants engage in active discussions, but each country participant, presented a report on the ageing situation within their respective countries. The country reports dealt with what policies were being formulated and what services were being carried out by the respective countries, Governments and Civil Societies to meet the recommendations made by the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing.

Apart from local tutors from the University of Malta, lecturing on the programmes were three International tutors comprising of Dr. Tomas Kucera, Assistant Professor of Demography at Charles University, in Prague, who pulled together the demographic content of the course, further highlighting the importance of the quality behind the numbers and evidence-based research which pave the way into further forecasting of policy in action. Dr. Asghar Zaidi, Professor of International Social Policy at Southampton University, UK, brought in an exploration approach into the Active Ageing Index, and its usage in analyzing and contrasting countries performance within the different indexes.  This tool has proven in being a useful measure to guide policy makers in better assessing and analyzing the overall quality of life of older persons. Dr. Alexander Sidorenko, former chief of the United Nations Focal Point on Ageing, further outlined the discourse which is attributed to ageing in relation to social development and economic growth; the challenges faced, and rethinking population ageing, by means of an empowerment and evidence based approach.
The closing ceremony was held at the offices of the International Institute on Ageing in Valletta, where a multi-cultural feast of traditional costumes and food was held. All participants were given a certificate of participation and a small momento as a memory of their stay in Malta and most particularly of INIA.

UNFPA Executive Training Course on
Population, Ageing and Development -Malta

The 2015 UNFPA Executive Training Course on Population, Ageing and Development was organised by Charles University Prague, Czech Republic in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA). The programme which was held at the Imperial Hotel, Malta from the 19th September – 1st October 2015 was attended by twenty participants hailing Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey and the other UNFPA EECARO countries. Lecturing on the programme were INIA’s International tutors Associate Professor Tomas Kucera, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic), Professor Asghar Zaidi, Professor at the University of Southampton, UK and Dr. Alexandre Sidorenko (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria). INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa and Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, also lectured on the programme.

In-Situ Training Programmes 

In-Situ training programme in Manila, The Philippines

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), organised an ‘in-situ’ training programme on ‘Geriatrics and Gerontology’ in Manila, The Philippines 7th – 11th September 2015. The programme was held in collaboration with The Philippine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology. The programme was attended by twenty-nine participants all working in the field of ageing.

The multidisciplinary training programme discussed the implications of population ageing, underscored the importance of including ageing issues in a country’s development planning and discussed also the options for policy formulation and  services’ implementation. It aimed at providing a broad and up-to-date understanding of the complex and far-reaching consequences of mass longevity.

In-Situ training programme in Beijing, China 

In collaboration between The Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly, China (SNCE), the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta organized an ‘in-situ’ programme on Gerontology and Geriatrics between 7 and 11 December 2015 in Beijing.

The programme was held for Chinese Officials working in the field of ageing in Beijing. The lectures were translated into Mandarin and published into a monograph. This proved to be of great benefit so as to ensure greater participation and involvement of all those who attended.

Lecturing on the programme were INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa, INIA’s consultant on geriatrics and dementia care Dr. Charles Scerri, and INIA’s consultant on ageing in China Professor Yuan Ye.

Partnerships

Collaborative agreement between INIA and the Philippine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta and the Philippine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology signed an agreement whereby both parties agreed on mutual collaboration and to organise more in-situ training programmes on ageing so as to increase the capacity building.
         

Collaborative agreement between INIA and the Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly — China (People’s Republic of China)

On 9 December 2015, Dr. Marvin Formosa, Director INIA and Prof. Yuan Ye, representing Support and Nursing Committee for the Elderly — China (People’s Republic of China), signed an agreement of mutual collaboration for the conduct of a yearly in-situcourse programme.

Information Exchange & Networking

VIVA — Valletta International Visual Arts Festival 2015

The International Institute on Ageing partnered with the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival, which took place at St. James Cavallier in Valletta between the 31st August — 27th September 2015.

Forming part of this collective international visual arts festival, was ‘The Culture of Ageing’, which studied the different social and personal implications of ageing, and the roles taken by seniors in various societies.

Dr Marvin Formosa, Director INIA, also delivered a lecture entitled ‘The end of the world as we know it! The coming of population ageing’, as part of The Culture of Ageing lecture series.

6th working session of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing (OEWG)

The sixth session of the Open Ended Working Group on Ageing was held at the United Nations in New York from July 14th to 16th, 2015. Along with 40 non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations — Malta, was represented by its Director Dr. Marvin Formosa. Discussion continued about the state of Human Rights for Older Persons around the world. Developed countries argued that any violations of older persons’ human rights are caused by weak implementation of existing rights instruments, most notably the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (MIPAA), which provides a moral, but not legal force. Low-income countries and virtually all the NGOs in attendance stated the widespread prevalence of rights violations indicates the inadequacy of current instruments. They argued forcefully for an international legally binding instrument, i.e. a convention on the rights of older persons.

INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa presented a keynote paper titled ‘From Rhetoric to Action: Implementing the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing’, which looked into recent policy developments and initiatives concerning the human rights of older persons.

Courtesy Visit to the
International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), by
H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta

On the occasion of the United Nations 25th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons, H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca paid a visit to the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA). INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa spoke about the mandate and vision of the Institute. Discussions evolved on how all entities are to collaborate, with the aim of raising further awareness on Dignity and Social Wellbeing in older age.

H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said that the ‘President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society’ has just launched its latest fora on ‘Ageing and Dignity’. The aim is the offer a safe space in building bridges between grassroots’ experience and academia. In fact the forum shall engage in regular consultation with the widest possible spectrum of relevant entities and stakeholders both at individual level and on a group level. H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca concluded that she looks forward to a close collaboration between the Forum and INIA.

On behalf of INIA, Dr. Formosa thanked H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca for her visit and presented her with INIA’s latest book on ‘Ageing and later life in Malta:  Issues, policies and future trends’.

UNECE’s Working Group on Ageing 

Dr Marvin Formosa, Director — INIA, has attended the eight annual meeting of the UNECE’s Working Group on Ageing (WGA) in Palais des Nations, Geneva. During the meeting the Chair of the WGA reported on the major activities and key achievements of the UNECE Working Group on Ageing which, since 2010, highlighting that the role of the civil society has been strengthened, as a result of which active ageing has become a central concept for regional ageing policies whilst also underpinning the development of the Active Ageing Index as a potential monitoring tool.

INIA Decleration on the MIPAA at the People’s forum of the Commonwealth countries — CHOGM 2015

Dr Marvin Formosa, Director — INIA, addressed participants at the CHOGM’s People’s Forum on ‘Building resilient health systems for successful ageing’. He also met with three Board Directors (Andrew Larpent, Judy Martin, and Sharon Blackburn) of the newly launched foundation CommonAge which is working for improving the lives of older persons in the Commonwealth. The meeting was also attended Rosette Farrugia-Bonello.

INIA meets with Common Age

Recently, INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa and Research and Programme Manager Rosette Farrugia-Bonello, had discussions with the Commonwealth Association for the Ageing (CommonAge). Dr. Formosa and Ms. Farrugia-Bonello met with three Board Members from CommonAge, namely with Andrew Larpent, Judy Martin and Sharon Blackburn in Malta. Founder and Chairman Andrew Laprent, explained that CommonAge was founded in 2013 and works to advance the interests of older people throughout the Commonwealth, by building capability and capacity in health and care services. INIA’s Director Dr. Marvin Formosa spoke about the mandate and vision of the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations – Malta (INIA). Discussions evolved on how both entities are to collaborate, with the aim of helping older persons from low-economic countries within the Commonwealth. Whilst in Malta, Judy Martin and Sharon Blackburn had also the opportunity to meet with  INIA’s programme participants during the International programme on Social Policy which was held between 23 November – 4 December 2015.

NEWS: International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I)

Jyeshita Jallosh (Energy of the Seniors)

In a gathering of around 300 senior citizens, as part of the International Day for Older Persons, celebrated on the 1 October, the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I),  in collaboration with the Indian Human Rights Council, the Lions Club of Krishnanagar, Pune, the Lions Club of Talawade (Pride) and the Om Medical Foundation, organized a programme ‘Jyeshtha  Jallosh’ (Energy of the Seniors) at the Tilak Smarak Mandir theatre through the Jyeshtha Jallosh programme.
During this programme a special ‘Health Card’ for senior citizens was distributed by the Om Medical Foundation. The Health card offers free consultation, and good concessions on pathological tests as also on dialysis, angiography and angioplasty at comparatively very affordable prices for the elders and their families too.

After the Inaugural Session, the programme of music and song commenced with a melodious rendition by the Sargam Group. Vibrant and energetic songs of yesteryears were sung and danced to which reflected the true nature of the programme- JyeshthaJallosh (Energy of the Seniors).

The objective of the programme was to provide infotainment- a very well-balanced combination of information and entertainment to regale the seniors on a day that is specifically marked in their honour.

Orienting Older Women to Qualitative Ageing

On the 7 October 2015, also in commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I), organized a half-day workshop for older woman in Pune. The aim of this workshop was to orient the urban older woman to qualitative ageing, as a Pilot Project.

Women who participated were those who are socially disengaged, who lack a good social network of friends, dismiss the opportunity in attending special programmes or meetings specifically designed for older persons, or who reframe from expressing their opinions.

It was of great importance to understand the reason/s as to why they are so reticent, why so hesitant or reluctant to attend special programmes arranged or organized for them. The tool used in acquiring this information was by means of a specially devised questionnaire, which was distributed to 70 women who attended the workshop, which aimed to uncover the psyche or mindset of such elderly women which prevented them from mixing up with their peer groups. The questionnaire had special questions which covered the social, economic, health and psychological aspects which would help throw light on the reasons.

Experts in the field, namely a counselor, a doctor, a gerontologist and the leaders of the senior citizens’ organizations shared a couple of words on the occasion by giving guidelines and tips to the women as to how they could make their golden years more fulfilling and satisfying.

CSR and Ageing

A one-day workshop on “CSR and Ageing” was organized by the International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) in collaboration with the Tata Institute on the 1st of November 2015 at MDC Hall 3, YASHADA, Baner Road, Pune-7 as part of the research project “Increase Awareness, Access and Quality of Elderly Services” under the aegis of the UNFPA/TISS/Institute for Economic Growth (IEG)/Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) research study.

Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) is the concept that business companies or industries have a responsibility beyond its profit, beyond the well-being of its employees, and rather a responsibility towards the society and community too. CSR incorporates the concept of being an integral component and contributor towards the social and economic growth and development of society and the people of the nation.

This workshop, a first of its kind brought together representatives from NGOs working in the field of population ageing and from the corporate/industrial sectors and discuss the need and importance of ‘ageing’ as an issue that requires the attention of corporate/ industrial sectors.

INIA’s Alumni

Njuakom Nchii Francis

International Federation on Ageing
Social Gerontology 2001
INIA would like to congratulate Njuakom Nchii Francis from Cameroon, on being appointed as one of the Directors of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA). It is also noteworthy to mention that Njuakom Nchii Francis, forms part of INIA’s past participants, who actively participated during the 2001 international training programme on Social Gerontology, which was held in Malta.

Emem David Omokaro 
Dave Omokaro Foundation
Social Gerontology 2011

The Inaugural International Conference of the African Society for Ageing Research and Development (ASARD)

On 13­-14 October 2015 National Nigerian Universities collaboratively worked with the Dave Omokaro Foundation to summon the Inaugural International Conference of the African Society for Ageing Research and Development (ASARD).

The National Nigerian Universities and the Dave Omokaro Foundation are working together to develop programs of study in Gerontology and Geriatrics with the vision of becoming a globally relevant African oriented think­-tank platform for collaborative research and knowledge exchange for policy action on ageing in Africa.

For further information, please follow:
http://www.asardageing.org/read-full-story?storyID=2472

Suchandrima Chakraborty 

Research Scholar -India
Social Policy MIPAA 2014

The networking through INIA has been of massive benefit. It was through my participation in INIA’s international training program on Policy Formulation, Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, which was held last year in Malta that I came in contact with Dr. Tomas Kucera (one of the course lecturers).  This exchange has further provided me with the opportunity of working with Dr. Kucera, as a visiting research scholar at Charles University, Prague. Over the past three months, I have been engaging in various projects, namely: survey to understand reproductive behaviour in Moldova; developing a guideline for developing Active Ageing Index for countries with data constraint; and research on understanding the quantum and tempo of demographic transition in association to policy transition. Further to this I have also been assigned with providing lectures to Erasmus International Students, as part of their demography course. This experience has indeed been very fruitful to me and I strongly recommend young researchers to take advantages of the opportunities provided by INIA through its very useful international training programs.

Chhatra Pradhan
National Senior Citizens Federation (NASCIF)
Social Policy MIPAA 2011

Sports for Senior Citizens 

The Elderly Citizen Welfare Society (ECWS) and Sports for All Commission with support from National Senior Citizens Federation (NASCIF) the Rotary Club of Durbarmarg conducted the Senior Citizens Sports Day on the 3rd October 2015, in Little Angel School, Hattiban, Lalitpur, Nepal. The sports programme was organized for the Senior Citizen of the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts) on the occasion of the 21st International Senior Citizens Day which was celebrated on the 1st of October. More than 650 senior citizens and 100 volunteers participated in this event from the Kathmandu Valley.

The programme began with a 2 kilometers awareness walk, lead by Elderly Citizen Welfare Society to the Little Angle School. The objective of the walk was to raise awareness in senior citizens on the importance of physical activity and exercise to achieve better physical and mental health.

Mr. Chhatra Pradhan, Co-Chair Organizing Committee, Secretary General of National Senior Citizens Federation (NASCIF) and President of the Rotary Club of Durbar Marg, welcomed all the guests and senior citizens. by highlighting the importance of safety, security, contentment and esteem for all senior citizens.

A few words was also shared by Mr. Bishnu Gopal Shrestha, Chairman of Sports for All Commission, Nepal Olympic Committee. Further highlighting that the main aim of organizing the sports event was to aid in maintaining senior citizens physical as well as mental health, which in result will help to increase their life expectancy, share their experience with the youth and support the nation.

Ferdous Ara Begum
Forum for the Rights of the Elderly, Bangladesh (FRE-B)

Round Table Dialogue 

In observance of the International Day of Older Persons, a Round Table Dialogue was held on the theme of the year `Sustainability and Age inclusiveness in the Urban Environment’ at ASA conference hall on Monday 5th October organized by Forum for the Rights of the Elderly.

The seminar was sponsored by Association for Social Advancement (ASA).

Md. Shafiqual  Haque  Choudhury, President, ASA & Former Advisor, Caretaker Government graced the occasion as Chief Guest and  Mr. Tariq-Ul-Islam, Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Advocate Promode Mankin MP, State Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as Guest of Honor. The participants in the dialogue came from affiliated organizations of FRE-B, senior citizens and civil society members, educationists, media personnel, government officials and members of UN system. In all, more than 150 participants attended the dialogue.

Mr. Abul Haseeb Khan, Secretary General of FRE-B moderated the dialogue and   invited Mrs.Ferdous Ara Begum, Executive president of the FREB to deliver the welcome speech on the theme of the year. In her speech she said due to the rapid urbanization in one hand and widespread poverty in rural areas on the other, people including older people are migrating to the city areas in search of job opportunities and livelihood options. But cities are not ready yet to accommodate ageing people. This year’s theme   focuses on the impact of the new urban environment on the well being of older people. It also reflects that an age inclusive agenda is crucial for sustainable urban environments to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity for all. Access to accessible housing, public facilities and safe transportation are also essential for safe living of ageing population in city areas.

Other contributors, who spoke on the occasion were  Mr.  Maj. Gen. Jibon Kanai Das (Retd.), Member, FREB  and CEO of Sir William Foundation, Ms. Shirley Randle of UN WOMEN, Prof  Dr. Dalem Ch. Barman of ASA University.

INIA’s Publications

AGEING AND LATER LIFE IN MALTA; Issues, Policies and Future Trends

The International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta (INIA), launched another publication from its series of books on Ageing. The latest publication is on ‘Ageing and later life in Malta: Issues, policies and future trends’, authored by Dr. Marvin Formosa.

‘Ageing and later life in Malta: Issues, policies and future trends’ reflects the breadth of research on ageing studies in Malta by discussing ageing policy and practice to better meet the needs of an increasingly diverse older population. The focus on ageing and policy issues make this book a timely and important contribution to the growing debates on quality of life in later years. The book offers important insights for anyone interested in advancing effective policy on ageing in Europe and beyond.

The official launch which was held at the International Institute on Ageing, United Nations-Malta on Wednesday 30th September, was presided by Hon. Justyne Caruana, Junior Minister for Rights with Persons with Disability and Active Ageing. The panel comprised also of Dr. Kucera from Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and Professor Asghar Zaidi from University of Southampton, UK who shared their comments about the book with the guests.

A copy of the book may be acquired by contacting INIA directly info@inia.org.mt or by phone on 00356 21243044/5/6

International Journal of Ageing in Developing Countries

– Coming Soon!

During 2015, INIA continued with work to establish a peer-reviewed online journal, titledInternational Journal of Ageing in Developing Countries. The Journal will cover the ageing phenomenon in low-income countries and countries in transition from all perspectives, including biological, psychological, economic, social, political, medical, historical and spiritual dimensions. It will be open access, non-profit, and published online on a biannual basis. The Journal includes five objectives namely: to draw experts from various disciplines related to this ageing phenomenon, and provide an international, peer-reviewed platform for their work; to give a voice to researchers in developing countries, enabling them to transmit their findings to a broad number of readers; to facilitate rapid, international dissemination of ground breaking work in the area, via pre-publication access if necessary; to review books on related topics and thus increase awareness of their publication and to be an openly accessible forum, maximizing readership and discussion, and hence the journal’s ability to transmit work in the area to the stakeholders that need it most.

The International Journal on Ageing in Developing Countries, with an International editorial board of 24 members representing all the continents, presents new opportunities for academics researching the state of population ageing in both low-income countries and in countries with economies in transition.  The Editor and the Editorial Board would like to invite you to forward researched papers to be considered for publication. In this regard, please forward your interest to Rosette Farrugia-Bonello on rosette.bonello@inia.org.mt

INIA’s Forthcoming Work Programme 2016

 4-8 January
In-situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Nanjing, China — in collaboration with ZhongShan College, China.

15-26 February  
International training programme on Social Gerontology, Malta.

11-15 April  
In-situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Mumbai, India — in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre – Pune, India.

25-29 April
In-situ training programme in Gerontology and Geriatrics in Ankara, Turkey — in collaboration with the Turkish Geriatric Society.

2-13 May
International training programme on Health Promotion,Quality of Life and Wellbeing, Malta.

International Forthcoming Events 2016

23-25 February
4th National elder Abuse Conference, Melbourne, Australia
Conference website: www.elderabuseconference.org.au

9-12 March
14th International Symposium on Advances in Alzheimer’s Therapy, Athens, Greece
Conference website: www.ad-springfield.com

20-24 March
2016 Aging in America Conference, organised by the American Society on Aging (ASA),Washington, DC., USA
Conference website: http://asaging.org

6-8 April
Med-e-Tel Conference organised by ISfTeH, Luxembourg
Conference Website: www.medetel.eu

17-19 April
Copenhagen 2016 Summit organised by the International Federation on Ageing, Denmark
Conference website: www.ifa-copenhagen-summit.com

21-24 April
31st International conference on Alzheimer’s Disease International organised by Alzheimer’s disease International and the Hungarian Alzheimer’s Society, Budapest, Hungary
Conference website: www.adi2016.org

8-11 June
Brazilian Congress on Gerontology & Geriatrics: How are we getting older? The Individual, the Society and Brazil’, organized by the Sociedade Brasileira de Geriatria e Gerontologia (SBGG), Fortaleza, Brazil
Conference website: http://www.cbgg2016.com.br

19-22 June
23rd Nordic Congress on Gerontology on ‘Good Ageing-Better Society’, Tampere, Finland
Conference website: 23nkg2016@tavicon.fi

24-28 July
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on ‘A Global Forum to advance Dementia Science’,  Toronto, Canada
Conference Website: www.alz.org/aaic

22-23 September
The European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) Biannual Conference, ‘Think European-Act Locally: New Business Models and Success Stories in the Provision of Care, housing and Services for the Elderly’, Lyon, France.
Conference Website: www.eahsa.eu Twitter: @eahsa2016

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