The AAG conference provides the opportunity to hear national and international experts in the area of ageing including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ageing issues. The AAG has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group (ATSIAAG) to advise on matters relating to older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year the AAG conference will be in Sydney on the 5th to 8th November 2019. 

Abstract submissions for the AAG conference are now open (https://www.aag.asn.au/national-conference/2019-conference). Lauren Poulos & Terry Donovan are project/research translation coordinators with the aboriginal health and ageing program at NeuRA. We have decided to coordinate a Symposium submission for the AAG.

Below is our proposed title and aims for the Symposium: Title Walking together for better ageing outcomes – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services in Urban and Regional Areas Aims · Working towards better ageing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people · Finding out what Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services are available · Collaboration with mainstream organisations to include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services · Encouraging organisations that don’t have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services to initiate a programme We need to prepare and submit the symposium proposal no later than 29th April. If you are interested in being involved, you will need to prepare a brief abstract for your 10-15 min, which we will be happy to help you prepare if required.

For more information contact Lauren on 02 9399 1732

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