7th & 8th September 2023
Glasgow, Scotland

global ageing conference

About the conference

The 2023 Global Ageing Network’s biennial conference in Glasgow in conjunction with Scottish Care and the National Care Forum – leading care and support provider associations in Scotland and England – provides an outstanding opportunity and venue for colleagues to gather in a unique forum dedicated to shared learning and professional networking.

Care About Our Future

Global Symposium for Sustainable Care and Support

Our conference theme, Care about Our Future: global symposium for sustainable care and support, invites submissions that embrace a future perspective and feature thought leadership, innovative ideas, research, projects and/or programmes that address specific needs in supported housing, homecare, residential and nursing care and support, backed by professionally documented practical experience and/or research findings. Topics covered in recent conferences and of the greatest interest to our members and delegates include:

Themes and Topics

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Human Rights

Human rights, along with issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, focused on those with the lived experience of care and support and their participation as citizens, as well as those who work in our sector.

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Music, the Visual Arts, and Creativity

The central role of music, the visual arts, and creativity in elevating the quality of life and wellbeing of those receiving our care and support.

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Models of Care

Innovative and novel models of care, support and/or services designed to meet the needs and preferences of upcoming cohorts of consumers.

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Ethical Issues

Ethical issues in the delivery care and support services, as well as national responses to global challenges, including the movement of populations in need, as well as the service export market.

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Workforce Issues

Workforce issues for both managers and front-line workers, including recruitment and retention strategies that reflect the workplace of the future and staff wellbeing.

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Changing Management and Leadership Practices

Change management, leadership practices, as well as development strategies for the workforce and boards of directors/trustees.

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Wellness, dementia care, as well as culture change and person-directed care initiatives.

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Technology aimed at improving Care

Enabling technologies aimed at improving care and service delivery, including care coordination and health system optimisation that leverage technology and data to improve outcomes and gain efficiencies.

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Housing and Supportive Service Delivery

Housing and supportive service delivery models that empower independence and facilitate ageing in the community.

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Advanced Design and Operations

Advanced design and operations, including new buildings as well as the expansion and renovation of existing buildings, interiors and landscapes that support healthy and engaged living.

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Continuous Quality Improvement

Issues related to continuous quality improvement and care coordination.

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Call for presentations

The conference hosts encouraged all colleagues from around the globe to submit proposals for consideration in the programme. This submissions for this has now closed. Accepted proposals will also be eligible for consideration for the 2023 Global Ageing Network Ageing Excellence in Ageing Services Award.

Dates to remember

18 September 2022

Call for Presentations Submission Deadline

January 2023

Programme Announced & Delegate Registration Opens

3 April 2023

Speaker Conference Registration Deadline

7-8 September 2023

Global Ageing Conference in Glasgow, Scotland