"8th APRU Population Ageing Conference: Ageing and Resilience in the 21st Century": Call for Abstracts (UPDATED)

Date: March 3, 2017 to October 13, 2017

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront, Singapore

From the website of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)  (http://apru.org/partnering-on-solutions/population-ageing/item/935-8th-apru-population-ageing-conference ):

Call for Abstracts now ongoing. Deadline: 31 July 2017 (Extended) 

Join us for the signature conference focusing on defining, measuring and improving resilience in older adults in the age of longevity!


The world is ageing. The number of people 65 and older is projected to triple by mid-century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050.

By mid-century, most countries would be trading their young for the old as the share of their population that is 65 and older surpass those younger than 15. This demographic shift is accompanied by wider changes in the society including continuing low fertility rates, late marriages, preference for singlehood and migration amongst others.  

Academics and policy makers recognize the need for self-reliance of older adults as family sizes shrink and longer lives challenge financial and social adaptations. Successful adaptation to ageing requires the resilience of the individual, family, and society.  With this conference we aim to explore different ways of defining and measuring resilience as well as ways to enhance resilience at all levels including physical, psychological and social in older adults and their families.Innovative measures at the policy and programme levels will be featured.

Themes that will be explored include:

  1. What is resilience – explorations of the different types of resilience from physical, mental to finance, social and other dimensions
  2. How can or should  resilience be measured
  3. What are the factors that impact on resilience
  4. What are the factors associated with resilience
  5. How can resilience be promoted

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