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The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2017

Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan

Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 19, 2017

Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 21, 2017


Conference Theme: “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”


The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017) invites papers on all aspects of aging. Our theme explores the tensions that have emerged due to globalisation and the growing influence of Western cultural values on Eastern traditions such as intergeneration coresidence, filial piety and the family-based support networks that provide for the care of the elderly in later life. Jolly and Macintyre’s depiction of the persistent belief in an “unchanging cultural core” of bedrock values such as family support for the elderly has resulted in the resistance of many governments in Asia and the Pacific Rim to plan effectively for the care and needs of a growing aging population. By treating culture as a dynamic process that adapts to new ideas, opportunities and economic realities we can anticipate change and implement proactive policies that support the elderly, their families and the societies that are ultimately responsible for the quality of life among their populations. This conference serves as an opportunity to present new research on the changing face of aging in the Asia-Pacific Region, to network with fellow professionals and to develop policy interventions that improve the lives of our elders.

The growing disconnect in Asia from traditional forms of family support is seen in the increased shift towards more Western models of independence for elders, decreased levels of coresidence and extended family living, and the weakening of family support networks. In particular, AGen2017 seeks presentations on intergeneration support, the economics of retirement, the changing health patterns of the elderly, independent living, the residential patterns of the elderly, or assistive technologies. The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology is the only international conference on aging held annually in Japan and we welcome your participation and research.

The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2017) and The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE2017). Registration for one of these conferences will allow delegates to attend sessions in the others.

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.




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The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences is an editorially independent, open access journal associated with IAFOR’s Conferences on the social sciences. A small number of papers from the Conference Proceedings will be selected by the journal editor(s) for reworking and revising, in line with normal processes of review. It is expected that between five and ten percent of papers included in any given Conference Proceedings will be developed for inclusion in the journal. The editor may also commission pieces or accept articles from the open call, subject to the same processes of peer review



Conference Proceedings

If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system in time for the submission deadline.




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