Aging & Longevity, Conference Round Up 2023.

Welcome to my 10th Annual Conference Round Up edition, listings related to the field of aging and longevity. As I mention each year, many conferences take place with global or regional reach, and I tend to avoid featuring events that are overtly commercial in nature, but rather those more academic that cover social, health and technology aspects. There will always be other events that don’t make this opening list, and I will feature these when they appear throughout the year. 

American Society on Aging (ASA)

March 27-30  Atlanta, USA

On Aging: Advancing Health & Well-being.

Well-structured around the ASA’s five priority areas – Ageism & Culture, Economic Security, Health & Well-being, Innovation & Social Impact and Justice & Equity. View the comprehensive 16 sub track topics and as you click through the program notes you will see the speaker sessions have been already filled in. This is an in person event with proof of COVID vaccination required.

Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology: A-Gen 2023

March 31- April 3                     Virtual and In Person from Tokyo, Japan

In partnership with the International Academic Forum’s IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University and the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) in the USA, this 9th annual conference accepts abstract submissions until Jan. 10th. As of today a full program has not been published so I will follow closely and report later on. Check this link A-Gen 2022 to get a sense of what went on last year.

International Federation on Ageing (IFA)

June 27-30                              Bangkok, Thailand

Challenge, Transformation, Change

As the IFA says, this event is “set against the backdrop of important international agendas that align and intersect with the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing”. Five themes are featured under this message: Age-friendly Environments, Digital Technologies & Practice, Immunization for All Ages, Maintaining & improving Function and Older Women. Though not stated on the website as yet, calls for abstracts are now open until March 17.

British Society of Gerontology (BSG)

July 5-7                                   Norwich, England

‘Inclusive Participation throughout Ageing: Creating a Society for All’.

The 52nd BSG conference program has seven streams which include – Ageing at a Time of Global Crisis and Ageing in Urban and Rural Spaces. One of the three plenary speakers confirmed so far is Adelina Comas- Herrera from the London School of Economics and political Science, who led the LTC COVID initiative linked to the International Long-term care Policy Network. BSG abstract submissions still accepted up to Jan. 20th.

European Conference on Aging & Gerontology: E-Gen 2023

July 13-17                               Virtual and In Person from London, England

As with the Asian A-Gen conference, this event, in its 3rd year, is produced by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Research centre; based on interdisciplinary research with thematic streams covering areas such as the built environment, frailty, loneliness, integrated care, public policy and the silver economy,. Final date for abstracts is April 28.

Global Ageing Network

Sept. 7-8                                 Glasgow, Scotland

Care About Our Future: Global Symposium for Sustainable Care and Support

Teaming up with Scottish Care and the National Care Forum this symposium with eleven specific topic areas is very focused, as they say so aptly, “on every aspect of aged care and support, from government policies, our overall ecology, built environments, operations, frontline workforce, and, most importantly, its impact on individuals who live with the experience of care and support.” Calls for abstracts is closed.

Aging & Social Change

Sept.14-15                              Virtual & In Person – Ancona, Italy

Overcoming Inequalities & Promoting Sustainability

This 13th Interdisciplinary Conference from the Aging & Social Change Research Network has got it right, once more wisely positioning it as a blended conference experience. Their rationale makes sense on so many levels: “The choice to participate online only could be an ethical decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden to travel is too great.” Examples of the six themes include Beyond Technologies for Aging Societies & Aging and the Multi-faceted Challenges Posted by Climate Change. Abstract Proposals are open as late as August 14th.

Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)

Oct.26-28                                Toronto, Canada

As with the British Society of Gerontology (BSG), this is the 52nd year for the CAG. As of this date there is no mention of specific themes but calls for abstracts are due out sometime soon in January. Not sure why it takes so long to come up with some higher degree of detail, at least to set up a certain level of enthusiasm. So I’ll keep watch and report later. 

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