th aag conference
Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend Re-imagining our future 02–04 November 2016 NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

Gary Andrews Visiting Fellow

The Gary Andrews Visiting Fellow Address honours the life and contribution that Professor Gary Andrews made to gerontology and geriatrics in Australia and overseas.

Gary was one of the best known gerontologists in Australia for his life-long commitment to the study of ageing, to his profession and to the development of the AAG. Gary combined, as few others have, a life-long commitment to research, education, teaching and practice in gerontology.

Gary’s personal involvement with gerontology and geriatric medicine extended back for close to 50 years. In addition to being the Founding Chair in Community and Geriatric Medicine at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, and Director and Professor of the Centre for Ageing Studies at Flinders University, Gary was also a founding member of the AAG, serving as President from 1995-97.

Gary will be remembered as a champion of gerontology, which he described as “a quest for greater information, knowledge and understanding of just what ageing really is”.