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APRU Research Symposium on "Challenges and Opportunities of Aging Asia: Towards the New Social System and Culture for Aging Society"

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APRU Research Symposium on

"Challenges and Opportunities of Aging Asia: Towards the New Social System and Culture for Aging Society"

Dear Fudan Faculty and postgraduates,

Following last year's successful symposium hosted by University of Tokyo (UT) on "Strategies for "Aging in Place": Networking of Junior Gerontologists in the Pacific Rim Countries", we are pleased to announce that Seoul National University (SNU) and UT are co-organizing an APRU research symposium on a related theme from October 19-23, 2009.  We encourage interested Fudan faculty and postgraduates to participate.

 
Hosted by SNU, the symposium will center on "Challenges and Opportunities of Aging Asia: Towards the New Social System and Culture for Aging Society" in Seoul, Korea. The symposium aims to form an international and multi-disciplinary network of junior gerontologists in the Pacific Rim, and will include lectures, papers, poster sessions, site visits and a research proposal competition.
 
Research Proposal Competition
Participants will have the opportunity to form teams and develop research proposals promoting interdisciplinary, comparative research in gerontology. The results of the competition will be revealed on the last day of the symposium and the team with the best proposal will be awarded a research grant of US$10,000.
 
Eligibility
Junior researchers and professionals who have interest in working in an interdisciplinary and international research project on gerontology are welcome to register their interest. Participants should satisfy the following criteria:
 
1.       Be affiliated with Fudan University. Those who have academic and practical interest, and experience are particularly welcome; and
2.       Been in the gerontology field for approximately 2 to 10 years.
 
Registration
There are 40 places available for the symposium. The deadline for registration is July 31, 2009. Interested participants can send the attached application form to Dr Joohyun KIM at: seoul_2009geron@hotmail.comJuly 31. Please note that the official language is English., by
 
A limited amount of travel awards is available for participants from APRU universities. Interested participants can contact Dr Kim at the email address given above. The Organizing Committee has the discretion to select participants for the conference as well as recipients of the travel awards.
 
More information on the symposium can found at: http://tgrrc.snu.ac.kr/conference/menu1.php. Queries can be sent to Dr Kim at: seoul_2009geron@hotmail.com.
 
Tentative Schedule
  • July 31: Deadline of submission
  • August 15: Notice of Acceptance (via email)
  • September 15: Distribution of preliminary program
  • October 19-23: Conference
 
Fudan University Contact
 
Interested potential participants are free to submit your paper to Dr Joohyun KIM at: seoul_2009geron@hotmail.com. After August 15 when Notice of Acceptance is sent by email, the winning applicants can contact Ms. TANG Wenqing from Fudan Foreign Affairs Office by email at wqtang@fudan.edu.cn for travel and funding information.
 
 
Foreign Affairs Office
July 6 2009
 
 
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