Ageing, longevity and health (ALH): virtual graduate student conference
Call for registration- Ageing, longevity and health (ALH): virtual graduate student conference 30 September – 2 October 2020 is now open.
The University of Cape Town, the only IARU member in the global South, will be hosting the annual ALH graduate student conference scheduled to take place on 30th September to 2nd October 2020 with graduate presenters from IARU member universities. The conference will showcase and present innovative research with a strong focus on research being conducted on the African continent with a specific focus on Southern Africa.
The over-arching theme of the conference is healthy ageing: research, strategies and actions.
We have identified three broad themes for the conference, namely (i) new technologies and ageing with a focus on health; (ii) long-term care systems, social and health care; (iii) and dementia, HIV and ageing.
A panel discussion is planned for 2 October and is titled: Protecting an ageing population during COVID-19. This has resonance for all working in the field of ageing and health and will explore current and emerging research in relation to COVID and ageing across different geographical settings.
The conference is intended to provide an important networking opportunity for graduate students and an opportunity for students and researchers to explore collaboration and sharing of ideas and experiences around ageing, longevity and health.
To find out more and to register, see http://www.ALHconference2020.co.za
Q1. Who can join the conference?
A1. While it is primarily a graduate student conference, anybody is welcome.
Q2. When is the deadline of registration?
A2. As soon as possible as there is limited space.