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Director's Message

I recently had the opportunity to speak with HRMonthly magazine about some of the challenges facing Australia’s mature labour force.

Demographic projections show that by 2050 there will be more than 7 million Australians aged over 65, 2.5 times more than now, and life expectancy will increase to 90-plus. 
CEPAR Research: projects, people, presentations and publications
CEPAR People 
Johannes Bonekamp

Johannes (Johan) Bonekamp, based in the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (Netspar) in the Netherlands, is a part of a joint CEPAR-Netspar Linkage Project involving industry partners AMP, PwC and APG. He is currently in Sydney for the first of a number of planned visits. more

CEPAR researchers have delivered presentations and attended events locally and internationally. Here is a small selection:
  • Kaarin Anstey, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre: Early Diagnosis and Prevention - Overview and Update at the NNIDR Australian Dementia Forum in Brisbane Australia, and
  • Population Health Approaches to Cognitive Health Promotion and Risk Reduction at the 2016 Conference on Promoting Healthy Brain Aging and Preventing Dementia in Banff Canada, and
  • Sex Differences in the Epidemiology of Dementia at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, Cairns Australia
  • Katja Hanewald, Trends in Retirement Incomes of Older Chinese at the Urbanization and Social Development Forum, Qingdao China
  • Bei Lu, ADLs and LTC System Mortality: The Case in Qingdao at the Urbanization and Social Development Forum in Qingdao China
  • Michael Sherris, To Borrow or Insure? Long Term Care Costs and the Impact of Housing at the Second International Congress on Actuarial Science and Quantitative Finance, Catagena Colombia, and
  • Longevity Risk Research at CEPAR at the International Actuarial Association Mortality Working Group, St Petersburg Russia
A number of Journal Articles were recently published:
Super Funds Working with Researchers to Engage Members
Three industry representatives at this year's Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers shared details of their member engagement strategies. more
CEPAR CI Elected Chairman of AFIR/ERM
Professor Michael Sherris has been elected the Chairman of the International Actuarial Association's AFIR/ERM section.

2016 Diary
CEPAR Pensions and Superannuation Series
We are now looking for presenters for next semester's presentation slots. more

Mid-life Employment: Determinants, Consequences, and Policy Workshop
Sydney, 19 July

Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy
Sydney, 21-22 July

Alzheimers' Association International Conference
Toronto, 24-28 July

15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing
Canberra, 31 Oct - 1 Nov
Hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW)

49th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Canberra, 2-4 November
Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Re-imagining our Future

2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
New Orleans, 16-20 November
New Lens on Ageing

Are Centenarians the Realisation of Successful Ageing: Insights from a Global Study
Singapore, 7-9 December



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