2016 SAGe Conference – Abstracts Extended!

Do you have an interest in issues of ageing?

Are you a service provider, allied health and other professional, policy maker, advocate, researcher, student, and an older person?

Friday, 6th May 2016

For the second time, MAC is involved with the planning of the conference.

As the leading organisation within CALD Aged and Community Care in SA, MAC sits on the Conference Organising Committee, offering their expertise in cultural and linguistic diversity (CALD), cultural competency and Aged and Community Care service provision.

In pursuit to enhance the sector capacity to deliver culturally appropriate aged care services, MAC contributes to discussions on planned outcomes and program content and strives for continuous improvement and sharing of knowledge and experience.

The call for abstracts is now open. Abstracts (up to 250 words) will need to address one of the themes listed above. We welcome 20 minute oral paper presentations (15 minute presentations with 5 minutes question time), poster presentations and for the first time at SAGe we will be offering tabletop presentations.

It offers a day of thought-provoking keynote and concurrent sessions addressing a wide range of themes including:

  • Diversity
  • Life transitions
  • Bringing back community
  • Intergenerational tensions
  • Economics of ageing
  • Who will care for me?
  • Choice and control
  • Technology
  • Health and wellbeing

Eminent keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Justin Beilby, General Practitioner and Vice Chancellor Torrens University Australia
  • Sophie Thomson, Writer and Presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia
  • Mark Butler, MP and Author of Advance Australia: The Politics of Ageing


Venue: Ridley Centre, Adelaide Showgrounds
Cost: $150.00 members
$200.00 non-members
$75.00 student/concession


** In 2016 we will be offering a special 50% discount for all presenters **

The closing date for abstract submissions has been extended to Friday, 19 February 2016.