4914.0.55.001 - Newsletter: Age Matters, Dec 2003  
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INTERNATIONAL MICROSIMULATION CONFERENCE ON POPULATION, AGEING AND HEALTH: MODELLING OUR FUTURE

The International Microsimulation Conference on Population, Ageing and Health: Modelling Our Future was held 7-12 December in Canberra. The 5 day conference was organised by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), and Health Canada. The conference was sponsored by the Commonwealth Department of Health & Ageing, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canada Customs and revenue Agency, Statistics Canada and SAS. The primary focus was on microsimulation models and their applications, but other modelling approaches used to examine population ageing and health issues was also presented.

Conference papers are available via the NATSEM website http://www.natsem.canberra.edu.au/conference2003/papers/.