The symposium is hosted by the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Aging in partnership with the Aging in Place Research Cluster, UBC Health, and the Centre for Technology Adoption for Aging in the North. The symposium will be in person on the UBC Vancouver campus.

This inaugural symposium will bring together researchers, trainees, and stakeholders across disciplines to provide a holistic and comprehensive perspective on aging. This interdisciplinary focus will enable reflection, discussion and community engagement on the biological, social, cultural and environmental determinants of healthy aging and strategies for prevention and early intervention to increase health span and add quality years to life.

The two-day event will feature oral presentations, a poster session, interactive panel discussions, and networking. To facilitate knowledge exchange and collaborations, the symposium will feature just one session at a time. Registration is now open (See Registration and Accommodations).

We anticipate this symposium being of interest to:

  • Academic researchers with an interest in aging or older adults
  • Trainees including graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, health professional trainees, and clinical fellows
  • Health care professionals, e.g. geriatricians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists
  • Members of organizations who offer support or services for older adults
  • Individuals involved in policy, planning or initiatives focused on the older adult population

Symposium Objectives:

  • Convene people from across British Columbia who conduct research related to aging or who use this research evidence in their work or practice to facilitate knowledge mobilization to increase the quality of life for older adults
  • Provide the opportunity for faculty and trainees from across British Columbia to present their research and network
  • Determine, within British Columbia, what is the continuum and breadth of aging research and where are there particular areas of talent, expertise and opportunities for growth
  • Provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and refection that will bring together people across the medical, biological and social sciences and humanities

Our sponsors include: