Updated on 23 July 2012
This symposium will lead to a clearer understanding of what Australia and China can do to promote healthy ageing, and encourage collaboration between scientists in both countries to continue to find new solutions through science, technology and engineering.
"There is considerable potential for Australia and China to lead the region in providing innovative responses to this challenge and to reduce the economic and social burden on families, communities and nations."
Running until July 24, it has been jointly organised by the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, with financial support from the Australian Government.
The annual Australia-China symposia play an important role in initiating and strengthening international research connections between Australia and China.