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Monday, February 6, 2012

The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, June 23-27 2013, Seoul, Korea.

Call for Submitted Symposia Important Dates :

· Period: September 1st 2011 ~ May 31st 2012
· Notification of Acceptance: April 2012
· Notification of Presentation schedule: May 2012
· Final list of accepted proposals: May 2012

WELCOME MESSAGE & Situation in Korea:

The ageing society is now a global challenge faced by not only advanced 
countries, but by the entire world. Notably, Korea is experiencing one of 
the fastest ageing trends in the world with its aged population ratio
exceeding 11 percent in 2010. We anticipate this ratio will rise to over
14% by 2018, making Korea a truly aged society.The sense of urgency 
among people about this development is leading to diverse policy discussions. 
In the year 2013, when we plan on holding the 20th IAGG World 
Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Seoul, the Korean society will 
be at a critical juncture regarding ageing.

The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics will be hosted 
by the Federation of Korean Gerontological Societies, which is an 
alliance of the most representative Korean institutions in 
Gerontology. With the full support of the Korean government, I am 
confident that the Congress will be a successful global academic festivity of 
exchanging relevant research findings from all 5 continents and 6 oceanic 
regions of the world.The Seoul Congress will make especially 
great use of Korea’s advanced information technologies of the 
21st century for discussing the various research, implementation, 
and policy initiatives necessary for enhancing 
the quality of life for the older people. 

I look forward to having valuable exchanges on the much talked about issue 
of ‘ageing’ with the great minds of the world here in Korea, which is a country 
known for its distinct history and tradition.

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