Programme

Speakers at The 2nd European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2022) will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Thursday, July 14Friday, July 15Saturday, July 16Sunday, July 17Poster SessionVirtual Presentations

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Location: Online

08:30-08:50: Conference Opening Address

08:50-09:35: Livestream Keynote Presentation
Christos Hadjichristodoulou, University of Thessaly, Greece

09:35-09:45: Break

09:45-11:00: Live-stream Presentation Session 1
Session Topic: Elderly Care | Room H
64271 | Older Adults’ Mental Maps of Their Spatial Environment: Exploring Differences in Attachment to the Environment Between Participants in Adult Day Care Centers in Rural and Urban Environments
64839 | Assessing an Imperfect Model: Europe’s Dementia Villages after De Hogeweyk, 2008-2022
61308 | Informal Carers in Old Age Care: Observations Through the Lens of Critical Discourse Analysis

11:00-11:10: Break

11:10-12:50: Live-stream Presentation Session 2
Session Topic: Resilience | Room H
64666 | Improving Resilience in the Elderly Through Robot-Assisted Dementia Therapy
64823 | Caring Self-efficacy of Direct Care Workers in Residential Aged Care Settings: A Mixed Methods Scoping Review
63497 | Reconciling Employees Paid Work and Informal Eldercare Responsibilities: A Qualitative Study
64677 | Physical Activity and Menopausal Symptoms: Evaluating the Contribution of Obesity, Fitness and Ambient Air-pollution Status

12:50-13:00: Break

13:00-13:50: Live-stream Presentation Session 3
Session Topic: Digital integration & Smart Technologies | Room H
64896 | Perception of Digital Integration and Companions for Older Communities in China in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic
64455 | Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Multiple Perspectives on the Adoption of SMART Technologies in Elderly Care

13:50-14:00: Break

14:00-15:40: Live-stream Presentation Session 4
Session Topic: Loneliness | Room H
64883 | The Effect of Migration on the Intergenerational Living Culture of Africans on Familial Relationship Dynamics and Loneliness in Older Adults
64844 | Does Grandparenting Increase or Reduce Social Participation: An Individual Fixed-Effects Approach
63424 | Quality of Life of Elderly with Vascular Illness and the Level of Depression in 4 Barangays in Malabon, Philippines
61046 | The Abu Dhabi Experience of COVID-19 Lockdown and Elderly Challenges and Concerns – Time Before the Vaccines

15:15-15:25: Break

15:40-16:25: Livestream Featured Interview
Featured Interview with Miriam Weber, WHO European Healthy Cities Network Chair for Utrecht, Netherlands
Miriam Weber, Gemeente Utrecht, Netherlands
Evangelia Chrysikou, University College London, United Kingdom

16:25-16:35

16:35-17:35: Workshop Presentation
NACDA: Data on Aging Resources from Research Ideation to Long-Term Preservation and Sharing
Kathryn Lavender, National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), United States
James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, United States


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Location: SOAS University of London, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

09:30-10:00: Conference Registration

10:00-10:10: Announcements

10:10-10:25: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

10:25-11:10: Keynote Presentation | SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
The Challenges of Funding Social Infrastructure Post-COVID: Sustainable Approaches to Health, Education and Social Care
D’Maris Coffman, The Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, United Kingdom

11:10-11:40: Coffee Break

11:40-12:25: Keynote Presentation | SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Transdisciplinarity in Education
Nick Tyler, University College London, United Kingdom

12:25-13:25: Lunch Break

13:25-14:10: Keynote Presentation | SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Building Capacity through Socially Responsible, Community-engaged Higher Education
Birgit Phillips, University of Applied Sciences FH Burgenland, Austria

14:10-14:20: Break

14:20-15:05: Keynote Presentation | SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Fighting Deficit Views of English Foreign Language Learners and Users
Jean-Marc Dewaele, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom

15:05-15:15: Break

15:15-15:25: Conference Photograph

15:25-16:25: Conference Welcome Reception & Poster Session | SOAS BG01/ BG02

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Location: University College London (UCL), Torrington Place

09:00-09:25: Conference Registration

09:25-11:05: On-site Parallel Session 1
Session Topic: Built Environment | Room G13
63524 | Residential and Environmental Influences on Subjective Well Being of Ageing Adults in Europe
64660 | Improving Resilience and Productivity for Older People Working From Home – An Exploratory Study
61325 | Accessibility of Houses in Trinidad: Implications for Older Persons With Disabilities
64676 | Revitalising Urban Spaces for the Needs of Aging Population – Biophilic Healing Index supporting Active Ageing in Inclusive Cities

11:05-11:20: Coffee Break

11:20-12:35: On-site Parallel Session 2
Session Topic: Built Environment | Room G13
64799 | Understanding the Role of Museums in the Promotion of Health and Wellbeing of Older People
64891 | On House and Home: The House as a Framework for Homing Practices
64884 | Environment Related Practices for Emergency Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak on Cruise Ships

12:35-13:35: Lunch Break

13:35-14:50: On-site Parallel Session 3
Session Topic: Resilience | Room G13
64802 | Smart Living? Technology and the Ageing Subjects in China
64372 | Smart Medical Devices used by Older Adults: Privacy and Security Practices and Risks
64897 | Deconstructing Digital Precarity for Older Workers: An Intersectional Perspective

14:50-15:05: Coffee Break

15:05-15:55: On-site Parallel Session 4
Session Topic: Resilience | Room G13
64658 | Intergenerational Proactive Coping with Increasing Eldercare Needs: Patterns, Processes and Challenges
64438 | "I Know More News in Hong-Kong Rather Than in the UK": Exploring Older Chinese Immigrants’ Social Isolation in the UK

18:00-20:00: Conference Dinner (Optional Extra)

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Location: University College London (UCL), Torrington Place

09:00-09:35: Conference Registration

09:35-11:15: On-site Parallel Session 1
Session Topic: Lifespan Health Promotion | Room G13
64929 | Vague Pension Future: Empirical Evidence from the Israeli Radical Privatized Market
64657 | The Role of Adult Social Care Services in Individual and Dyadic Quality of Life: Perspectives From Older Carers and Individuals
64661 | What Explains the Link Between Hearing and Vision Impairment and Cognitive Function? Analysis of Mediating Effects in the US, England, and Ireland
64792 | Italy Needs to Reform Primary Care to Contrast the Aging of the Population

11:15-11:30: Coffee Break

11:30-12:45: On-site Parallel Session 2
Session Topic: Public Policy | Room G13
63854 | Ageism Unmasked: From Ageism to Elderhood
64308 | Further Examination of Ageism Among College Students: Value for Developing an Innovative Program of Activities
64856 | International Comparison of Age-inclusive Guideline Development: An Audit Focused on User Involvement

12:45-13:45: Lunch Break

13:45-14:35: On-site Parallel Session 3
Session Topic: Resilience & Frailty in Care Homes | Room G13
64659 | Care Dependency Prediction in Care Homes
64796 | Falls Prediction in Care Homes Using Digitally Recorded Residents’ Daily Activities

14:35-14:50: Coffee Break

14:50-16:30: On-site Parallel Session 4
Session Topic: TBA | Room G13

16:30-16:45: Conference Closing Address

Virtual Poster Presentations
63152 | Challenges of Singapore’s First Acute Geriatric Isolation Facility During the COVID-19 Pandemic
63396 | Is Paracetamol Prescribed Appropriately in Elderly Patients Admitted for a Fall? – A Geriatrician’s Perspective
63481 | Handling Challenging Behaviours of Residential Care Adults With Severe Intellectual Disability: Staff Strategies and Recommendations
64673 | Knowledge and Support Needed by Care Providers to Handle Challenging Behaviours of Residential Care Adults with Severe Intellectual Disability
64085 | The Effects of Training Workshop for Cognitively Intact Community Dwelling Older People on Knowledge of Dementia and Dementia Worry in Hong Kong
64172 | Daily Mobility among Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Pet Dogs in Urban Areas: A Scoping Review
63609 | Nudging Resilience: Promoting Sleep Awareness to Enhance Mental Well-Being in Adults Aged 60+
64669 | Facilitating Technology Use by Older Immigrants: A Scoping Review and Reflection on Fieldwork Experience

Pre-recorded Virtual Presentations

64851 | Escalating Cyber Crimes Targeting the Elderly: Exploring the Subtle Effects of Ageism
63655 | Barriers and Enablers to Deprescribing in Long-term Care Facilities: A Qualitative Investigation Into the Opinions of Healthcare Professionals in Ireland
64894 | Improving the Assessment and Prevention of Falls and Fractures on a Rehabilitation Ward
64338 | Usability Evaluation of an App to Support the German in-home Care Consultations According to § 37. 3 Sgb XI
64668 | Transitions into Disability and Dependency with Increasing Age in Europe
64757 | The Research and Design of Healthcare Products for the Elderly in the Wise Information Technology of Med
61032 | Ageing Dis-Masculinities: The Disenfranchised Grief of Ageing Veterans
63384 | Agrarian Capitalism and Later Life Loneliness: The Unheard Voices of Rural-dwelling Migrant Older Women of the Global South
63205 | A Content Analysis of YouTube Videos on Older Indians
60884 | Framework for Co-Creation with People Living with Dementia


The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on June 17, 2022. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • Leisure Activities and Ageing: Cruising During the “Golden Years”
    Leisure Activities and Ageing: Cruising During the “Golden Years”
    Keynote Presentation: Christos Hadjichristodoulou
  • Featured Interview with Miriam Weber, WHO European Healthy Cities Network Chair for Utrecht, Netherlands
    Featured Interview with Miriam Weber, WHO European Healthy Cities Network Chair for Utrecht, Netherlands
    Featured Interview: Miriam Weber & Evangelia Chrysikou
  • NACDA: Data on Aging Resources from Research Ideation to Long-Term Preservation and Sharing
    NACDA: Data on Aging Resources from Research Ideation to Long-Term Preservation and Sharing
    Workshop Presentation: James W. McNally & Kathryn Lavender

Conference Guide

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The Conference Guide contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

Important Information Emails

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Previous Programming

View details of programming for past EGen conferences via the links below.

Leisure Activities and Ageing: Cruising During the “Golden Years”
Keynote Presentation: Christos Hadjichristodoulou

Cruising is a popular activity among older adults, offering an opportunity to travel globally while enjoying organised excursions, entertainment, dining and other amenities. According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), over half of the nearly 30 million cruise passengers in 2019 were 50 years of age or older, and over 30% were 60 or older. The rise of “retiring at sea” and “serial cruising” will likely continue with an ageing population; a cost-effectiveness analysis made the case that cruise ships can offer an alternative to traditional land-based assisted living facilities for older adults.

As semi-closed and close contact environments, cruise ships can facilitate the spread of infectious diseases (gastroenteritis, Legionnaires’ disease, influenza and vaccine-preventable diseases). European guidelines exist for prevention and management of these diseases onboard passenger ships, with health and hygiene standards implemented. However, COVID-19 identified gaps in coordinated procedures to detect and respond to new emerging diseases. In the outbreak onboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, over 700 cases and 13 deaths were recorded, with symptomatic COVID-19, severe disease and death more frequent among older travellers onboard. A modelling study estimated that early disembarkation of all passengers quarantined onboard would have been associated with 76 incubating travellers, but immediate disembarkation was not feasible.

The European Union Joint Action “HEALTHY GATEWAYS” (2018-2022) published advice on February 3, 2020, and outlined measures for ship operators regarding early detection, disembarkation of first possible cases / close contacts and quarantine ashore. Experiences from the Diamond Princess and other events demonstrated that effective COVID-19 management needed pre-defined and interoperable contingency plans on ships and at ports, to ensure capacities would be available for health measures implementation. Since the start of the pandemic, HEALTHY GATEWAYS developed several evidence-based advice documents supporting governmental authorities and ship operators to safely restart cruise operations in Europe, including a tool for port public health emergency contingency planning incorporating a cruise restart process map. These advice documents provided a framework for shared protocols, to achieve common standards for COVID-19 preparedness and response onboard cruise ships in EU Member States.

An integrated approach addressing expected and new emerging infectious diseases is essential, as well as incorporating evidence-based COVID-19 prevention, mitigation and management measures into routine operations. Lessons learned during the 2020-2021 cruise season will be carried forward in a new European Union project “HEALTHY SAILING” (2022-2025) to improve the quality of passenger shipping services, facilitate recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and make passenger shipping, including cruising, safer and more resilient.

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Featured Interview with Miriam Weber, WHO European Healthy Cities Network Chair for Utrecht, Netherlands
Featured Interview: Miriam Weber & Evangelia Chrysikou

The City of Utrecht is investing in healthy urban living for everyone, a vision in which health equity is addressed in and implemented through a wide range of urban policies and programmes. With a life course and positive health approach and in co-creation with stakeholders and citizens throughout the city we are addressing gaps in health outcomes, providing social and physical living environments where the healthy choice is an easy choice, and where underlying mechanisms of negative health outcomes are targeted. One of the priority areas of Utrecht’s health policy plan is healthy ageing, and as such we are implementing programmes on ‘trip prevention’, biking and dementia-friendly environments.

As a member of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network, Utrecht is working in close collaboration with the WHO, healthy cities in Europe and globally, and with research institutes. Sharing knowledge, piloting research outcomes and setting the (inter)national agendas regarding health, enables cities to address the many challenges of ageing, climate change and other (health) crises.

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NACDA: Data on Aging Resources from Research Ideation to Long-Term Preservation and Sharing
Workshop Presentation: James W. McNally & Kathryn Lavender

Research serves the general good of the public, and the value of research data increases as it becomes discoverable, reusable, and applicable to a variety of industries and disciplines. Data archives allow research data to be distributed widely and in multiple formats, enabling the research community to share and reuse data on-demand and keep the data safe and preserved. As data archives and the research community become more efficient with data sharing and preservation, the data materials can become more accessible, which can benefit a variety of disciplines and enable team science/multidisciplinary research opportunities. The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) is one of several social science data archives focusing on data on aging. Our mission is to advance research on aging populations and be a resource to the research community. NACDA offers data from all over the globe. Our archival system also provides a mechanism for the equitable distribution of data resources, so it can be used by any researcher, supporting a multitude of research opportunities.

This workshop, sponsored by IAFOR and NACDA, will offer hands-on examples of discovering data resources, obtaining them, and then implementing them as part of a research strategy. This workshop will facilitate your work, whether you are a student looking for a thesis topic, an instructor looking for research material to use in classroom teaching, or an established researcher looking for new opportunities. The wealth of publicly available data has created almost unlimited opportunities to explore new themes and collaborate with other researchers worldwide. NACDA has been in existence for over 35 years, and it preserves and distributes over 1,500 studies on the lifecourse and health in the United States and worldwide. Funded by the National Institute on Aging in the United States, NACDA represents one of the world’s largest research data collections.

The workshop will introduce you to the data resources NACDA offers and its many research partners worldwide. All researchers attending The 2nd European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2022), The 10th European Conference on Education (ECE2022), or The 10th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2022) are welcome to participate in this workshop. We invite you to ask questions and learn about data resources you can use for research, classroom instruction, or developing a research paper or thesis for your college classes. All you need is your laptop or mobile device, and our instructors will help you better understand the wealth of information that lies at your fingertips. If you would like to send us questions in advance of the workshop, please email [email protected] in advance of the conference, and we will try to incorporate your questions into the content.

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