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IAGG has 73 member organizations in over 65 countries worldwide with a combined membership of over 45,100 professionnals : key opinion leaders in health & social services, housing & income support, research & education, public policy, administration & other areas, disciplines, and professions that impact older people and affect their quality of life.
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Clinical Centre of Endocrinology and Gerontology
Medical University of Sofia
Boulevard Vitosha 36
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Beijing Institute of Geriatrics Xuanwu Hospital Capital University of Medical Sciences 345 Changchun Street, Beijing, 100053, China
Center for Dementia Care Research in Tokyo,
university of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN
c/o Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
Sakaecho 35-2, Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo 173-0015, JAPAN
Tokyo Dental College
3-11-17 Ichikawa, Ichikawa-shi
Chiba 272-0034, JAPAN
Department of Geriatric Medicine,
The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-8655, JAPAN
Department of Social Welfare, College of Social Sciences,
Seoul National University San 56-1,
Seoul 151-742, KOREA
Seoul National University,
College of Medicine, Dept. of Biochemistry
28 Yongon-dong, Chongno-ku,
Seoul 110-799, KOREA
Dr. Mohd Ghazali Abdul Ghaib obtained his PHD in Industrial Relation System from New Castle University, USA and has vast experience in the field of Industrial Relation System, particularly in the Malaysian context.
• He has worked with the Government of Malaysia for 30 years, in various Departments of the Ministry of Human Resource. He was the Deputy Director General of the Department of Industrial Relations and later promoted to Director General in the Department of Employees Union Affairs under the Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia.
• In 2008, he was nominated as the Chairman of the Public Transport Investigation Commission and he is currently lecturing at the Malacca Technical University.
• Besides being the President of the Gerontological Association of Malaysia (GeM) he is also the Deputy President of the Malaysia Human Resources Consultants Association and is also a member of the Asian Institute Management Science.
• He has his own consultancy firm QHR Consultancy of which he is the Chairman.
• During his appointment with the Government, he represented Malaysia in many conferences and training courses in the field of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations held in countries like Switzerland, Japan and Thailand.
• In 2008, he was nominated as a member of the National Advisory Council on Ageing , one of the highest Committee on Ageing Issues of Malaysia chaired by the Honourable Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.
• In 2008 he was nominated as one of the members of the Technical Committee on Population Strategic Plan Study by the National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia. The Committee is at national level entrusted to evaluate and monitor the long term population growth objective which is to raise the quality of human life in Malaysia through appropriate population and development policies.
• At intervals he is invited to give talks at seminars and conferences on topics related to effective communications, bridging the intergenerational gap, moral values, motivational talks and grand parenting.
Dr. Valerie WRIGHT-ST CLAIR is a registered occupational therapist and senior lecturer at the Department of Occupational Science & Therapy, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. WRIGHT-ST CLAIR's academic interests span the fields of gerontology, occupational science, cross cultural research and interpretive phenomenology. Her research focuses on being in the everyday in advanced age, elders' everyday occupations, the relationship between elder's participation & longevity, and exploring the meaning of what people do.
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Milos V. Nemanjić was born in Belgrade in 1932. He graduated from Belgrade Faculty of Philosophy Sociology Department in 1964. He was a scholar of the Sociological Institute in Belgrade, the first social scientific research institution in Serbia, where he started his professional scientific career as an assistant. He obtained his MA in 1970 and PhD in 1986 from the same faculty, focused on the sociology of culture, as previously undeveloped sociological discipline. He was also a scholar of the French government in 1968/1969, at the course taught by Pierre Bourdieu, at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Pratiques en Sciences Sociales in Paris.
In 1967 he started to work as a researcher (head of the Research Department) at the Institute for the Study of Cultural Development in Belgrade, where he was also a Deputy Director in the period 1978-1984 and Director from 1984 to 1990. In the Institute, he took part in the realisation of numerous projects and published most of his works. He was also a chief editor of Review for the theory and sociology of culture and cultural policy “Kultura” (Culture) from 1972 to 1977. In the framework of international cooperation of the Institute for the Study of Cultural Development, he visited the Institute of Culture in Vienna, Warsaw, Moscow, Prague and Sofia. From 1987 to 1990, he was a member of the international expert team of Council for culture of the European Council. He also took part at the final conference in Strasbourg, called Culture and regions of Europe.
Dr Miloš V. Nemanjić moved to the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in 1990. At that period, he gained all of the scientific titles, from the scientific associate to scientific advisor, and at the beginning sets the theoretical and methodological foundations for a significant macro research Change of cultural patterns and development of Serbia, from which arise two of his studies: Cultural patterns and social life and Cultural patterns and national mentality, both published in the Proceedings of the Institute of Criminology and Sociological Research for the 1993rd and 1994th year.
For 40 years of professional work of Dr Milos V. Nemanjić, in 2004, Institute for the Study of Cultural Development and the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, published special publication Journey through Sociology, dedicated to this anniversary. This biographical-bibliography addition includes 324 bibliographic items, of which there are 23 monographs, and other items in collections and periodicals. The most important are certainly two studies published as books: Cultural needs (1974) and Serbian creative intelligence from 1820 to 1920.
From 1990, as already known sociologist, Dr Miloš V. Nemanjić has become a regular member of the Gerontological Society of Serbia and in the time from 1994 to1996 was president of the Sociological Society of Serbia. Since he joined Gerontological Society, there is a prolific period in writing in the domain of sociology of aging and age. Most of his works on ageing were listed in the aforementioned biographical-bibliographical appendix, but the most important papers are undoubtedly: Scientific research relevant to the area of cultural engagement of elderly (1991), Culture of the third period between traditional and contemporary models (1993), Ageing and profession in Serbia (1998, introductory report at the Fifth Congress of Gerontology of Yugoslavia) and Life time and creativity of Serbian university-scientific intelligence in 20th Century (2002, initial report of the Sixth Congress of Gerontology).
In the Gerontological Society of Serbia, he has become a president of the Commission for Research in Gerontology since 1995 and since 2000 the member of the Management Board. From 2008 he is the President of the Society. As a President of the Congress Committee of this association, he prepared together with his associates, Eight National gerontology conference called For the European standards of social security and quality of life in old age (21-23 of May in 2010).
Dr Cheng-Chieh Lin is Professor and Dean of the College of Medicine of the China Medical University. In addition to his academic position, Dr Lin is also an attending physician at the Department of Family Medicine as well as the Department of Geriatric Medicine of the China Medical University Hospital.Close this profile
Prof. Yesim Gökce Kutsal is the director of Research and Application Center of Geriatric Sciences GEBAM and professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University Ankara-Turkey. She has got the European Board Certificate in 2000. Dr.Gökçe Kutsal is the representative of her country in International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and observer member of European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).
Dr.Gökçe Kutsal is the Founder and President of Turkish Geriatrics Society since 2003, Founder and Executive Board member of the Turkish Osteoporosis Society since 1998, Founder Vice President of the Society of Life With Osteoporosis since 2002, Scientific Board member of the “Turkish Medical Index” in the Scientific and Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK ULAKBİM) since 1994.
She has worked as a member of the “Executive Board” of Turkish Medical Association between the years 1998-2000, member of the “Honorary Committee” of Ankara Chamber of Medical Doctors in 1998-2002, member of the “Consultation Group for Ethical Problems” in the Scientific and Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) in 1999-2000, member of “Clinical Consultancy Board for Analgesic Drugs” in Ministry of Health in 1992-1993.
She is the Chief Editor of “Turkish Journal of Geriatrics” (in SCI Exp) since 1998, Editorial Board member of “Turkish Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine” since 1993 and she works as a Scientific Reviewer in International Journal of Age and Aging and Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences and also six national journals. She is a member of various international and national scientific societies and associations in her field and has been an invited speaker on numerous international courses and congresses.
Specific areas of interest and expertise: Aging of the musculoskeletal system, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Geriatric rehabilitation, Rationale drug use in elderly, Quality of life in elderly, Low back pain, Evidence based medicine, Medical ethics, Good clinical practice.
Publications: Dr.Gökçe Kutsal has edited one international, and 22 national books, has written 4 chapters in international and 26 chapters in national books, has a total of 45 articles published in international journals and 217 articles published in national journals.Close this profile