CFP: Future, Ageing

Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy

The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) invites submissions for “Our Future is Aging: Current Research on Knowledge, Practice and Policy”. This scientific peer-reviewed conference will bring together researchers, academics, artists, service providers, healthcare practitioners and professionals, administrators, public policy analysts, decision makers, students, and members of the community to showcase the diversity of perspectives and approaches to aging research. The conference will be held November 21st-23rd, 2012 at the Delta Halifax Hotel, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The NSCA welcomes abstracts for research on aging from across multiple perspectives, communities, fields, professions, and disciplines. We are especially interested in proposals which share latest advances in aging research and evidence that may shape program and policy development; showcase inter-and-multi- disciplinary and community-based research collaborations; foster research collaborations.

Open Call: Anyone doing research on aging (educators, researchers, students, decision makers, service providers, aging advocates, or older adults) is invited to submit an abstract for consideration.

Special Calls:

1. “The Art of Aging Research” – The conference program will feature art exhibits and arts-informed research (qualitative research on aging inspired by the visual, literary and performing arts), that advance knowledge on aging. Exhibits should be accompanied by description of the work’s relationship to the conference theme.

2. “Crossing Boundaries and Making Connections” – There is a growing awareness of the need for interdisciplinary research, but few opportunities exist for researchers within universities, health care, and community-based organizations to share and learn about each other’s work and identify potential collaborations. This special call invites proposals for interactive workshops demonstrating interdisciplinary work that will offer an opportunity to share and engage promising practices in multi- and interdisciplinary aging research and practice.

Abstract Submission: The date of submission of abstracts is April 15, 2012, with notification of review process to the Corresponding Author by June 1, 2012. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by a scientific review panel to determine acceptance based on relevance, quality, and contribution to field. Late submissions will not be considered.

To submit an abstract for consideration please go to the www.msvu.ca/nsca  and complete the Online Submission form. In your abstract describe the presentation in no more than 250 words. Please ensure no author/presenter names or institutional affiliations appear in the abstract. The abstract should summarize objectives, perspectives, theoretical framework, methods/techniques of investigation, data, results, conclusions, anticipated outcomes, educational significance, policy and/or practice implications, and any other information that will clarify the topic and delivery of the proposed presentation. If your abstract is accepted you will be required to register for the conference by July 15, 2012 in order to be included in the conference program.

For additional information please consult the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging website: www.msvu.ca/nsca

Halifax Nova Scotia B3M 2J6 CanadaTel 902-457-6546 * Fax 902-457-6508 | Email: nsca@msvu.ca

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