Aging and Society: Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference

  • 2015 Special Focus: Inter-Generational Relationships
  • 5–6 November 2015
  • The Catholic University of America, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Washington D.C., USA

At A Glance

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

180+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Aging and Society: Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference.

33

Countries represented.

2015 Special Focus: Inter-Generational Relationships

The aging population is increasing at an unprecedented rate. In 2006 there were almost 500 million people aged 65 and older with that number projected to increase to 1 billion by 2030. By 2050, 1 in 5 people will be over the age of 60 with more people 60 and over in the world population than between the ages of 0-14. With an increasing aging population it is more important than ever for the generations to learn how to relate to each other. Different values and perceptions of the world can lead to difficulties in relationships and links that facilitate understanding across generations need to be created. In 2015, the special focus for the Aging & Society Knowledge Community focuses attention on the barriers, benefits, and ways to facilitate inter-generational relationships.

Plenary Speakers

The Aging and Society: Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

William F. Benson

William F. Benson

Principal, Health Benefits ABCs; National Policy Advisor, National Adult Protective Services Association, USA

"Aging in America 2015: A Year of Celebration but What are We Celebrating?'

John M. Thompson

John M. Thompson

Ph.D., Executive Director, District of Columbia Office on Aging, USA

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Jane Fleishman

Jane Fleishman

Widener University, US

Dao Tran Tiet Hanh

Dao Tran Tiet Hanh

Medicine and Pharmacy University, Vietnam

Olufunto Ijatuyi

Olufunto Ijatuyi

University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Margaret Danilovich

Margaret Danilovich

University of Illinois, US

Nasrin Saleh

Nasrin Saleh

University of Victoria, Canasa

Zhang Xin

Zhang Xin

University of Macau, Zhuhai