Call for papers



Contributions are invited to submit abstracts for the following, based on original research and practice models

  • Oral Presentation
  • Poster Presentation
  • Workshops

The abstract text should be arranged according to the following headlines : Objectives, Design, Model, Result & Conclusion.

Important Dates & Deadlines

Last date for submission of the papersDecember 10, 2017
Submission of Final paper (After Editing)December 22, 2017
Proposed date of releasing the bookJanuary 4 & 5, 2018

Registration Fees

CategoryEarly Bird(by December 10)Late /On Spot
StudentsRs 500/-Rs 700/-
Research ScholarsRs 600/-Rs 800/-
Practitioner/Academicians/OthersRs 800/-Rs 1000/-

Mode of Payment

  • At Par Cheque/Bank Demand Draft /E – transfer transferred to the colleges account.
  • The reference number of bank transfer/Demand Draft/E – transfer /At Par Cheque is to be quoted in the Registration form.
  • The forms without reference numbers of transfer /DD will not be considered.
Account Name: Rajagiri College of Social Sciences,
Account No:10447876917
Bank:State Bank of India, Kalamassery South Branch
IFSC Code:SBIN0010570

Major Sub themes of the Conference

The conference invites responses of the Social Work profession to address health needs of the elderly, in domains of direct service, administration of services and policies.

Outcome Based Education and Social Work Curricula.

  • Population ageing: Demographic and epidemiological changes and implications

Health characteristics of older persons

  • Key behaviours that influence Healthy Ageing
  • Key environmental risks

International legal and policy frameworks

  • The challenges to policy development
  • Geriatrics — geriatric medicine — conditions and management

Indigenisation and internationalisation of Social Work Education.

  • Trajectories of Healthy Ageing
  • Public-health framework for Healthy Ageing
  • Demand for and barriers to health services
  • Health economics

Social Work Curricula and field practice experiences.

  • Current approaches to long-term care
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Evidence-based models of building workforce capacity and supporting family caregivers

Assessing the Competencies in Social Work Education.

Elderly persons can

  • Learn, grow and make decisions
  • Be mobile
  • Build and maintain relationships
  • Contribute
  • Have access to Basic needs

Social Work Associations and Social Work Education.

  • Creating age-friendly environments
  • Models of optimizing trajectories of ageing
  • Older-person-centered and integrated family care
  • Models of aligning health systems

Renewing and Reviving the Standards of Social Work Education.

Trends and Challenges in Social Work Education.