Sloan Research Network 
In This Issue

New Blog Series

For the next several months, the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work will host a blog series, 
Translating Research on Aging & Work into Practice: Effective Strategies for Communicating with Employers. The blogs are all derived from papers presented at a pre-conference workshop developed for the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatics in San Francisco, July, 2017. The conference was supported by the National Institute on Aging, the Gerontological Society of America, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Australian Retirement Institute. The first blog, Protected or Deflected? Impact of Employment Protection Legislation on Forced Career Exit in Europe, by Drs. Martin Hyde (from Swansea University in the UK) and Ellen Dingemans (from the Netherlands Demographic Institute), is out today. We welcome comments and discussions that we hope the blogs inspire.

Membership continues to grow!

Please refer interested colleagues to me at ; we will send a special invitation!

2nd invitational scientific conference on "New and Emerging Topics in Aging and Work"

As you all know, th ere are enormous changes taking place in today's workplace such as the increasing numbers of older workers, changes in workplace processes and structures, and the increasing uses of technology within work settings. These issues have vast implications for society and the economy. To address these emerging issues, the Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) is sponsoring the 2nd invitational scientific conference on "New and Emerging Topics in Aging and Work." The conference is being co-sponsored by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Sloan Research Network on Aging and Work. The conference   will take place Thursday, January 18th  and Friday, January 19th  2018 in Miami, Florida. The conference is being held in Miami Beach Florida. The conference is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am on Thursday, January 18th  and  conclude at 4:00 pm on Friday, January 19th There is no registration fee but space is limited.   Please let me know if you might be interested in attending at

Finally, the Network continues to grow with now over 200 members. As always, I like to remind you that this is your Network!  Please let me know if there are additional ways that we can support you in your work

In appreciation for the work you do,

Jacquelyn James
Director, Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work
Boston College

Network Steering Committee: Ruth Kanfer, Christina Matz-Costa, Phyllis Moen, Alicia Munnell, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Sara Rix, Ursula Staudinger, Harvey Sterns, Philip Taylor, Julie Zissimopoulos