All world scientists working on ageing
to join in Korea in June 2013!
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.
Hueng Bong Cha, PhD
Chairperson, Organizing Commitee
The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology