Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Conference, Alice Springs, Nov 2015
The Australian Association of Gerontology Conference was held in Alice Springs in early November 2015 and attended by around 400 delegates. Representatives from the University of Melbourne’s Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative and the Master of Ageing (pictured) held a joint promotional booth and had a great deal of interest in both programs. Names of people who wanted to stay informed were gathered, flyers were distributed, the Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative website was on display, a video of some of the lecturers in the Master of Ageing course was shown, banners were displayed and recent articles published by members of the steering committees were showcased. Many delegates were enthusiastic about the courses, particularly those from the allied health care services who wished to update their qualifications. These people often live in remote communities and showed interest and enthusiasm at the prospect of being able to complete the Master of Ageing through the online platform. The Conference was extremely enjoyable and a great success all round.