8th APRU Population Aging Conference

8th APRU Population Aging Conference
Aging and Resilience in the 21st Century
October 11-13, 2017, Singapore

Abstract Submission Now Opens

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

Conference Overview

The world is aging. The number of people aged 65 or above is projected to triple by mid of this century, from 531 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050.

By the middle of the 21st century, most countries would be trading their young for the old as the share of their population aged 65 or above surpasses those below 15. This demographic shift is accompanied by wider changes in the society including amongst others continuing low fertility rates, late marriages, preference for singlehood and migration.  

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 aging 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 program levels will be featured.

Themes explored in the conference include

1. What is resilience – explorations of the different types of resilience
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

View Conference Agenda here

Call for Abstracts

Share your research findings and increase the visibility and impact of your research.

Key dates for abstract submission:

- Call for Abstracts  is now open
June 30, 2017: Abstract submission closes
- July 31, 2017: Notification of authors of shortlisted abstracts
- September 1, 2017: Submission of slides

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