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Senex: III. Congress of Aging Studies for Graduate Students brings together graduate researchers studying old age and the aging process from social, behavioral and health perspectives into an interactive discussion platform wherein they share with the scientific world empirical research, conceptual studies and methodological contributions.

Main theme of the Congress

The theme of the Congress, to be held on November 1-2, 2019 at Akdeniz University, is “For the Next Generation: Welfare, Wellbeing, Equity, Employment, Health, Technology, Art, Education and Career”.

Around the world, scientists, researchers, practitioners and older adults watch on with deep concern as conventional inequalities, based on gender, age, ethnicity and social class, are generated, and as new forms of inequalities are disseminated in a highly digitalized world. In a rapidly aging world, on what platforms can solidarity, cooperation, struggle and effective interventions be realized? In order to provide a perceptual and relational perspective against the backdrop of inequalities identified from empirical findings necessitates developing an effective approach for aging studies through forming academic and interdisciplinary cooperation. The main object of the Senex: III. Congress of Aging Studies for Graduate Students is to advance dialogue among scientists, researchers, professionals and those concerned about this issue in a participative environment where ideas of intellectual depth may be refined.

In line with these objectives, young scientists who continue to pursue studies on aging related issues will share their findings and insights on current research in the Senex: III. Congress of Aging Studies for Graduate Students.

In this way, the congress aims to:
1. Encourage young scientists from different fields who continue to pursue their graduate studies incorporating seminal works in aging studies;
2. Support social innovation in the field of aging studies;
3. Develop a social dialogue among experienced scientists, professionals, and young scientists who are working in fields related to aging studies, and;
4. Create a scientific network among scientists by coming together at regular intervals to engage in the transfer of knowledge and promotion of joint collaborations in aging studies.

You may submit your paper abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Senex Congress no later than May 17, 2019. Abstracts may be sent to

Who Can Apply?

Researchers who continue to pursue their MA/MSc or Doctoral/Ph.D. studies or who have completed their thesis project within the last 2 years.