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Saturday, July 2, 2011

NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GERONTOLOGY “Healthy and Productive Ageing- The Need Of The Hour” (3rd October and 4th October 2011) Mumbai ,India

Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing (SNDT University),Mumbai is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee in the year 2011-2012 ,and as part of it is holding various workshops , National Conference and an International Conference.

It has planned to host National Conference on Gerontology at Patkar Hall Mumbai on 3rd and 4th October 2011. The main focus will be Geriatric Nursing and this kind of National conference on Geriatric Nursing is hosted 1st time in Maharashtra.

Population ageing is pervasive, a global phenomenon affecting every man, woman and child. The steady increase of older age groups in national populations, both in absolute numbers and in relation to the working-age population, has a direct bearing on the intergenerational and intragenerational equity and solidarity that are the foundations of society.

Population ageing is enduring. During the twentieth century the proportion of older persons continued to rise, and this trend is expected to continue into the twenty-first century. The elderly will outnumber children for the first time in 2045, according to a new UNDESA report. IN 2009, THE GLOBAL POPULATION OF PEOPLE AGED 60 AND OVER was 680 million people, representing 11 percent of the world's population. They have increased by 10.4 million just since 2007—an average increase of 30,000 each day.

China and India have the largest older populations. By 2050, China will see its number of elders grow 30% from 109 million to 350 million—India, from 86 million to 240 million.

Today India has 2nd largest Aging Population at 100 million after China , hence, we take this opportunity in holding a National Gerontology Conference and address the issue. The theme for the conference is “Healthy and Productive Ageing- The need of the hour”. It is an unique issue that spares none. The Gerontology Boom predicted in the near future calls for the involvement of the common man from all walks of life to provide expert care to this fragile, yet significant segment of the society.

“In the social sphere, population ageing influences family composition and living arrangements, housing demand, epidemiology and the need for healthcare services.”

The conference aims at equipping nurses and the common man from any walk of life to care for the elderly.


At the end of the conference, the participants will develop an overview regarding following aspects related to Gerontological care.

1. Concept and Process of ageing
2. Concept of hospital without walls
3. Issues and concerns in ageing
4. Health related problems in the elderly
5. Problems of older women
6. Medico-legal issues in geriatric care

Organisation like ILC –I (International Longevity Center – India) , Silver Inning Foundation (SIF) are collaborator ( as on 2nd July 2011).

If you want to participate, attend or sponsor the event please contact us at earliest.


Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing
SNDT Women’s University
1, Nathibai Thackersey Road
New Marine Lines,

Mrs Shobha Gaikwad - Assistant Professor
(National Conference Secretary)

Website: http://www.ltcnsndt.org/
Email :
nationalconferenceltcollege@gmail.com ; shobhagaikwad2005@yahoo.co.in

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