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A new research hub to connect population ageing experts across the region will be launched at the APRU Ageing in the Asia Pacific research symposium next week (28–29 September).

The two-day symposium, hosted by UNSW and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), brings together some of the region's leading experts in ageing to consider the challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, including the need to address issues in health, income, work and retirement, and families.

The symposium's keynote speakers are:

  • Phillip O'Keefe, World Bank lead economist human development Asia Pacific, who will discuss regional pension developments, trends and policy;
  • Dr James P Smith, RAND Corporation, who will speak on insights from longitudinal health retirement surveys, and;
  • Professor Henry Brodaty, from UNSW's Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, on the mental health of older people throughout the Asia Pacific.

What: Association of Pacific Rim Universities' Ageing in the Asia Pacific research symposium

When: from 9am, 28–29 September, 2015

Where: Colombo Theatre, High St, UNSW Kensington campus 

The full program is available here.