19 October 2015 - 22 October 2015
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Rethinking the concept of old age and retirement

World Population Program Deputy Director Sergei Scherbov was invited as Symposium Speaker at the IAGG Asia/Oceania Congress.

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Under the conference theme “Healthy Aging Beyond Frontier”, the 10th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics – Asia/Oceania 2015 Congress (IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015) focusses on the most pressing issues in the field, and discusses the latest research and innovation. The aims of the symposium are to increase the awareness of the challenges and opportunities resulting from an aging population, and to contribute to developing the highest possible quality of life for older people around the world.

As on of the experts in this field, Sergei Scherbov was invited as a Symposium Speaker to deliver a lecture under the main topic of “Rethinking the concept of old age and retirement”. The title of his lecture is “Rethinking age and aging”. Scherbov has conducted research in the field of aging in the last years and developed new measures of age and aging together with colleagues. He is currently Principal Investigator of the Reassessing Ageing from a Population Perspective (Re-Ageing) project at IIASA that, among other things, ascertains the extent to which advanced societies are actually aging in multiple dimensions, including health, cognitive abilities, and longevity.

The IAGG Asia/Oceania 2015 will be held between 19th – 22nd October 2015 at the International Convention and Exhibition Center Commemorating His Majesty’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

For more information to this congress please visit the event website.

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Last edited: 10 November 2015


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