Summer Program in Aging 2024 on Ageism in Health Research, Delivery, and Outcomes in Older Adults
Academic Unit: inquire with unit
Memorial Deadline: Monday 4th, December 2023
External Deadline: Thursday 7th, December 2023
The CIHR-IA Summer Program in Aging (SPA) is an intensive 5-day capacity-building program with the aim of providing graduate with advanced training that crosses disciplines, offers networking opportunities, and disseminates best practices in research. SPA has been held yearly across Canada since 2006 on a different strategic theme each year. The program brings together up to 40 research trainees and numerous academic mentors to participate in interactive learning sessions over the course of one week. The strategic theme for SPA 2024 will be Ageism in Health Research, Delivery, and Outcomes in Older Adults.
It is the Decade of Healthy Aging (2021-2030) and the world’s aging population is growing. By 2050, the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double (2.1 billion). In 2021, the World Health Organization called for urgent action to combat ageism in their Global Report on Ageism. Despite its pervasive nature and significant negative impacts, there are significant knowledge and research gaps regarding ageism and older adults. Ageism refers to the stereotypes (how we think), prejudice (how we feel), and discrimination (how we act) towards others or oneself based on age. Ageism amplifies cost and prevalence of negative health conditions in older adults.
The 2024 CIHR Institute of Aging Summer Program in Aging (SPA), will be focused on Ageism in Health Research, Delivery and Outcomes in Older Adults and will be a catalyst in building research capacity for this critical area of research on aging. SPA 2024 will provide trainees with a comprehensive and holistic understanding of ageism, with a specific focus on its impact on health research, delivery and outcomes in older adults with considerations also for research and education that will address ageism in health and social care. The overarching goal of SPA 2024 is to convene faculty members, trainees and stakeholders to build research capacity and excellence in the area of ageism and health in older adults.
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