Mastery of demographic change The 5th World Ageing & Generations Congress will take place at the Executive Education and Conference Center of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) from 3 to 5 September 2009. 20 August 2009. The Congress aims to find innovative ways and solutions to a successful mastery of demographic change. The interdisciplinary approach involves a concrete discussion of the demographic challenges and their impact on the labor market and social security, on health issues, on the development of new products and markets, and on social changes with regard to the way we shape our lives. Effects on the living conditionsWhat effects does the economic and financial crisis have on the living conditions of older people? How can employers support their older employees, and to what extent is their continuance at the workplace important? To what extent are these questions significant for society as a whole? What answers do other countries have to these questions? Prix de GénérationsAdditional highlights of the Congress are the Prix des Générations, which will be awarded for the fifth time, the Generation Forum under the chairmanship of Kurt Aeschbacher, and the Silver Heroes Exhibition of the photographer, Karsten Thormaelen.