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Engaging Ageing 2018: New Frontiers of Ageing: Research, Policy and Practice March 13/14th, 2018

Dublin City University became the first third-level institution to adopt the concept and principles of an Age-Friendly University in 2012 and has committed to lead and highlight the role that universities can play in responding to challenges and opportunities associated with the ageing demographic of the 21st century.

In collaboration with our international partners in education representing Europe, North America, Canada, and South Korea we are hosting the second international age-friendly universities conference in March 2018.

This event will bring together institutes of higher education, policy makers, government and civic society to share, debate and explore new frontiers of ageing across a broad range of themes.

The Keynote address will be given by Prof. Alexandre Kalache, a former Director of the World Health Organisation’s global Ageing and Life Course Programme from the Geneva headquarters. During his thirteen years at WHO he launched the Active Ageing Policy Framework and the global movement on Age-Friendly Cities among many other enduring initiatives.  

Other Keynotes for parallel sessions include:
  • Creative Ageing - Prof. Des O'Neill - Trinity College,  Dublin
  • Technology & Health - Prof. Andrew Sixsmith - Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Work and Enterprise - Prof.  Ruth Finkelstein,  Executive Director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College and Professor of Urban Public Health, USA
  • Community Engagement/Education Learner Engagment & Outreach - Dr. Aíne Ni Léime, National University of Ireland Galway
  • Research & Innovation - Dr. Allison Sekular, Baycrest Health Sciences

Other Speakers include:

Ms. Catherine Mc Guigan, Programme Manager, Age Friendly Ireland

In addition to the Conference, there will also be networking opportunities for those interested in joining the Age Friendly University  Global Network. 

Here is a final  Programme ( subject to minor change)

To  register to attend the Conference click here


For information on Submitting a Paper click here

New Frontiers of Ageing:Research, Policy and Practice