2014 ASSA Symposium - Population Ageing and Australia's Future

Date & time

11 November 2014


Shine Dome, Canberra


The Hon Susan Ryan AO
Professor Hal Kendig FASSA
Professor John Piggott FASSA
Professor Peter McDonald AM FASSA
Professor Kaarin Anstey FASSA
Professor Jan Pakulski FASSA


 Mrs Sunita Kumar
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The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s 2014 Annual Symposium in collaboration with ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR); Population Ageing and Australia's Future.

Population ageing is emerging as one of the major global issues of the 21st century. The 2014 Symposium provides a timely opportunity for the Academy, in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), to lead national thinking on the long-term challenges and opportunities of an ageing Australia.

This multi-disciplinary symposium on individual and population ageing will present the facts about and consider responses to the policy challenges of population ageing.

Age Discrimination Commissioner, The Hon Susan Ryan AO will open the Symposium and speak on older people’s views, attitudes, and age rights. Addressing the Australian Government’s Strategic Research Priorities area of promoting population health and wellbeing, leading experts will examine research contributions relating to social support and participation, and opportunities for enhancing cognitive capacities over the life span. Participants will be invited to consider responses to the social inequalities and diversity that arise in terms of gender, socio-economic resources, ethnicity and geographical location.


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