the 9th IAGG-ER Congress
May 23-25, 2019

Don’t miss the opportunity to Sign up for a pre-congress meeting May 22, 2019

List of Pre-Congress meetings below.

For more details, venue, and how to apply

13:00 – 16:00

Frailty – Opportunities and boundaries

The focus is on frailty, its opportunities and boundaries. We will discuss frailty from various perspectives, including risk factors, frailty in research, and how to handle frailty in clinical practice.

Speakers: Professor Tommy Cederholm (Sweden), Professor Dawn Skelton (UK), Niklas Ekerstad, MD, PhD (Sweden), Professor Leocadio Rodríguez-Mañas (Spain), Doctoral student Amelie Lindh Mazya, MD (Sweden) and Professor Timo Strandberg (Finland)
Chair: Anne W Ekdahl, Helsingborg, Sweden
Co-hosts: Swedish frailty network

13:00 – 17:00

Geriatric Nursing

Focusing on agentic capability or the personal capability to master gains and losses and at the same time experience wellbeing.

Chair: Hanna Falk, AgeCap & University of Gothenburg.
Co-hosts: Helle Wijk, University of Gothenburg; Anna-Karin Edberg, Kristianstad University; Jimmie Kristensson, Lund University; Anneli Orrung Wallin; Kristianstad University

9:00 – 15:00

Performances, processes and representations of age and ageing

Here we focus on cultural representations of age and ageing, discrimination and ageism, digital inequalities, and medical humanities. This is a collaborative meeting with the Aging Graz Research Group at C.IAS – Center for Inter-American Studies, University of Graz and AgeCap (Centre for Ageing and Health), University of Gothenburg.

Chair: Maria Edström and Eva-Maria Svensson, AgeCap & University of Gothenburg.
Co-hosts: AGEDEM, Faculty of Social Science (Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism, Media and Communication) and Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Department of Law)

13:00 – 17:00

Ageing and its boundaries in a historical perspective

A long life is no longer the privilege of a selected few. Current demographics, however, requires a historical perspective in which we link the present and the past to achieve an understanding of future challenges.

Chair: Ulrika Lagerlöf Nilsson and Helene Castenbrandt, AgeCap & University of Gothenburg
Co-hosts: Department of Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg

13:00 – 17:00

Ageing and the labour market
– interdisciplinary workshop for young researchers

Extended working lives are proposed to secure the sustainability of pension systems in ageing societies. This interdisciplinary workshop will focus on the ageing work force, late working careers, and determinants of retirement transitions.

Chair: Stefanie König, AgeCap & Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
Co-hosts: Marcus Praetorius Björk for AgeCap Greenhouse

13:00 – 17:00

– Career opportunities for psychologists and psychological treatment for older adults

Improved psychological expertise on older adults is needed and we will discuss these demands, educational activities, specialization in geropsychology and the need for adjustments of psychological interventions to these needs.

Chair: Anne Ingeborg Berg, AgeCap & the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg; Birgitta Ingridsdotter The Swedish Association of Geropsychology (SGF); and Sara Hed AgeCap & the Psychiatric clinic for older adults, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg.
Co-hosts: The Swedish Association of Geropsychology (SGF), the Psychiatric clinic for older adults, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, and the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg

13:00 – 17:00

Homebased eldercare:
intercultural perspectives of receiving, providing and organizing

Eldercare is in a transition with various models for receiving, providing and organizing homebased eldercare. We will especially focus on intercultural and cross-cultural variations of homebased eldercare.

Chair: Lotta Dellve and Karin Allard, Agecap and University of Gothenburg
Co-hosts: LEXLIV. Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg

10:00 – 15:00

Age management
– organisation of work and retirement for older workers

An extended working life and delayed retirement is proposed to ensure a sustainable pension system and better use of the human capital of older adults. The focus will be on how such change can be implemented within organizations.

Chair: Ewa Wikström, Agecap and University of Gothenburg
Co-hosts: LEXLIV. Department of Business Administration, University of Gothenburg

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