March 15-16th, 2024 at International Institute of Health

Management Research (IIHMR), Delhi

India is witnessing a demographic shift with a rapidly ageing population, bringing forth a spectrum of challenges and opportunities. Longer life expectancy, evolving family structures, and changing socio-economic dynamics demand a comprehensive understanding of elderly issues. Healthcare, financial planning and legal considerations and awareness for the ageing population have become critical focal points. As a response to these multifaceted challenges, the national level symposium "Ageing Perspectives Symposium: Navigating Policies, Wellness, and Research for a Healthier Tomorrow" by the International Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) - Delhi in collaboration with the National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India seeks to unravel the intricacies of ageing. By promoting awareness, knowledge dissemination, and encouraging collaboration, the symposium aims to empower individuals, caregivers, and communities to navigate the unique landscape of geriatric care in India.

The conceptual clarification for the symposium is to provide clarity on the multifaceted landscape of ageing in India. Through a series of expert-led sessions spanning two days, the symposium aims to demystify the complex dynamics of India's ageing population by delving into key themes such as evolving demographics, government initiatives, active ageing principles, the crucial role of NGOs and more. By offering a nuanced exploration of ageing research in India and fostering a deep understanding of professional perspectives, mental health complexities, and optimal health practices for seniors, the symposium seeks to create a cohesive narrative that goes beyond stereotypes associated with ageing. The participants will gain the knowledge and insights necessary to contribute meaningfully to the holistic well-being of the elderly population, transcending age-old perceptions and embracing a proactive and informed approach to the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing society.

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To provide a comprehensive platform for participants from national level to gain insights into various facets of ageing in India, fostering a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with an ageing population.


  • Comprehensive Understanding: Equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with India's ageing population, covering demographics, government policies, physical activity, support systems, and research landscape.
  • Skill Enhancement: Enhance the skills of professionals and caregivers by providing insights into government policies, mental health complexities, nutrition, and stroke prevention, empowering them to contribute effectively to the well-being of senior citizens.
  • Collaborative Network Building: Facilitate collaboration and networking among participants, fostering a community of individuals, organizations, and researchers dedicated to addressing the needs of the ageing population in India.
  • Actionable Strategies: Develop actionable strategies and recommendations based on global insights and expert discussions, enabling participants to implement effective measures for the care, support, and healthy ageing of senior citizens in India.

Who can join?

  • Professors and faculty members
  • Graduate and post-graduate students
  • Family and professional caregivers providing support and care for elderly family members or friends
  • National and regional policymakers shaping healthcare policies
  • Government officials responsible for planning, implementing, and managing healthcare programs and services
  • Community members interested in learning about and contributing to the well-being of the elderly population

[For local participants (Delhi), a daily TA of Rs. 100/- will be provided, while outstation (Outside Delhi) participants will receive Rs. 1,500/- per day upon presentation of tickets or receipts. Boarding and lodging facilities will also be available for outstation participants as needed.]

Expected outcomes: 

Participants will develop an increased awareness of the specific needs, challenges, and opportunities faced by the senior citizens, fostering greater sensitivity to mental and physical health issues. The workshop will serve as a platform for robust networking and collaboration among professionals, organizations, and community members involved in geriatric care, paving the way for collective efforts to address the evolving landscape of elderly care. Constructive dialogue on policy advocacy will be sparked, encouraging participants to actively contribute to the promotion of age-friendly policies and initiatives in the community. This two-day event is expected to play a crucial role in empowering students, research scholars, caregivers, and communities, leaving a lasting impact on the enhancement of the quality of life for the aging population in India. Additionally, participants will receive certificates for participation and have the opportunity to take part in an e-poster presentation, showcasing their work in front of a diverse audience. Prizes will be awarded for the best three posters as well.

E-Poster Competition

Are you passionate about addressing the challenges and opportunities of ageing populations?