VIU Summer Institute on Ageing - Long Term Care

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Summer schools

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A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course. Number of ECTS credits allocated: 2

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 700 EUR

Comment:

Applicants from VIU member universities: € 200 incl. VAT

Scholarships may be available to cover part of the fee. 

The fee will cover tuition, course materials, accommodation in shared rooms at the VIU campus, lunches in the VIU cafeteria and social events.

Student partecipants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice, local transportation, and evening meals.

In 2020 the Summer Institute on Ageing will reach its 8th edition. The Summer Institute provides students and early-career researchers with a multidisciplinary and rigorous understanding of the ageing process, ranging from some basic notions of the medical and epidemiological literature, to an extensive treatment of economics (pensions and retirement, ageing in society and intergenerational relationships) and of the sociological dimensions (intergenerational transfers, role of family networks).

A special focus is the use of large micro-data sets, such as SHARE (Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe) and sister surveys (HRS, ELSA, CHARLS).

Organising Committee: Agar Brugiavini, Stefania Maggi, Jürgen Maurer, Giacomo Pasini, Guglielmo Weber.

Contributing member universities:
• Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
• National Research Council of Italy
• University of Lausanne
• University of Padua

The following scientists and researchers will contribute to 2020 Summer Institute on Ageing:

• Agar Brugiavini, Ca' Foscari University of Venice & Venice International University (VIU), IT
• Stefania Maggi, Institute of Neuroscience, National Research Council of Italy, IT
• Jürgen Maurer, University of Lausanne, CH
• Giacomo Pasini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, IT
• Guglielmo Weber, University of Padua, IT

Which are the main activities?

• Presentations in the fields of biomedicine, geriatrics, genetics, epidemiology, patient care, psychiatry, as well as economics of ageing, pension economics and finance, health economics, public health, demography and sociology;
• Hands-on sessions: presentation of the survey data on ageing available to the scientific community focusing on datasets such as SHARE;
• Poster sessions and other activities: discussing the participants’ research with the senior scholars;
• Interactive sessions, such as “tutoring sessions”, aimed at giving participants the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas with senior speakers in individual or small group meetings.

What’s special about the Institute?

Attending the school means developing transversal competences because the approach is multidisciplinary, and those who have a specific economic or sociological background will know more about medical advances in ageing research, learning the specific language in which MDs deal with these issues as well.
High-level policy makers or officials who may also take part in this programme will be able to learn how to connect issues between the health dimension of ageing and the economic dimension of ageing.

Learning Outcomes

Double learning outcomes: on one hand, participants will gain more insight into the recent advances of the ageing process from a theoretical and practical point of view, and will be able to evaluate the impact of these advances (e.g. health care costs); on the other hand participants will take part into a “hands-on” session that will teach them how to use the data behind the research effort in this area. Hence participants will gain both subject-related competence in handling large data sets on ageing, which do contain relevant information on health conditions, but also economic conditions. Finally, participants will be able to develop models which can predict the relevance of policies, such as reforms in the Long Term care dimension.

Who can apply?

Graduates, PhD students and post-doc scholars in economics, statistics, social sciences and medicine, but also professionals in the pharmaceutical and ageing care industries.

What’s the relevance of the school?

Ageing population is a major concern for many European countries. The ageing process is a complex process involving several dimensions, from the health dimension to the socio-economic context. In order to achieve a better understanding of how to guarantee successful ageing in Europe, it is crucial to take account jointly of these different dimensions, and to develop welfare models that enhance the resource aspect of an ageing population: from labour supply (experience), to family care, etc.
 

Future generations of researchers will have to address the challenge of ageing with a multidisciplinary background, both in their academic career and in operational activities, and policy making as well. This is true also for firms (and managers) which will have to adjust to an ageing work-force and to make the best of the skills that these workers will offer. It is clear that this research agenda has a huge impact on public finances, ranging from Health care and Long term care spending, to Pensions and Social Security.

More Information

Posted on

Start Date

End Date

Application Deadline

Type

Summer schools

Certifications & Titles

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course. Number of ECTS credits allocated: 2

Study Options

Full Time

Fees

Regular fees: 700 EUR

Comment:

Applicants from VIU member universities: € 200 incl. VAT

Scholarships may be available to cover part of the fee. 

The fee will cover tuition, course materials, accommodation in shared rooms at the VIU campus, lunches in the VIU cafeteria and social events.

Student partecipants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Venice, local transportation, and evening meals.

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