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International Conference on “Aging Well – Social And Managerial Challenges” hosted by SCMS to put the needs of elderly persons into spotlight

17 Jan

SCMS Center for Socio-Economic Research, Consultancy and Training (SCENSER) is hosting an International Conference on “Aging Well – Social And Managerial Challenges” from 17th to 19th Jan. The conference comes around two decades after the adoption of United Nations Principles for Older Persons and gains in significance given the present day context. The renowned names that will make their presence felt at the conference will only add to its charm and draw amongst participants.

 It’s well established that the number of elderly people all over the world, especially in developing countries like India and China have grown exponentially in recent years. With this dramatic rise in the number of elderly in countries’ demography have come challenges that have to be dealt in the best possible way, keeping basic principles of care for older persons in mind. And that’s something the conference aims to establish over the course of three days.

The issues related to aging are interdisciplinary in many ways and they involve different aspects of social, political and managerial realms. Moreover health and welfare elements have to be taken into consideration as well. There are many researchers and workers in the area who look at aging from the social perspective, while SCMS has a managerial insight into it. There will be an emphasis on bringing this point to the forefront through the conference as well.

What is the impact the growing silver market can have on sales and marketing, finance and human resources? Are we looking at aging from management point of view? If not, aren’t we missing out on a brilliant opportunity right there? These are just some of the questions the conference attempts to answer by creating a platform for experienced academicians and researchers in the field. Exchange of ideas between them can help derive techniques and practices that can lead to efficiently managing the process of aging.

The names participants can look forward to at the conference include who’s who in the field of academia and research. Prof. Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Aging, U.K will be the Chief Guest at the conference. She has done extensive work in the field and is a much respected voice in the area. Her Presidential address on Day 1 is being looked forward to by one and all.

Dr. S. Irudaya Rajan, Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) Research Unit on International Migration at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is another hugely anticipated name at the conference. He has about three decades of research experience in the field and has also published several books and journals on social, economic and demographic implications on international migration.

There will be several other dignitaries who will be attending this International Conference that will be held across different venues on the sprawling campus. Dr. Radha Thevannoor, Convenor, ICAW and Director, SCMS who has substantial experience in the area will be in the thick of action as well. To make things more interesting, the organizers had invited research papers on various themes for the conference. They will only go on to enrich the experience that’s to be had over three days in January that can have long term implications for many all over the world.

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