Sloan Research Network 
In This Issue

The IAGG 2017 Pre-Conference, Translating Research on Aging & Work into Practice: Effective Strategies for Communicating with Employers, in San Francisco last week was a huge success.
Successful IAGG Pre-Conference 

The program was filled with  provocative and engaging talks contributed mostly by Sloan Research Network members. We were also happy to have the 10 recipients of the scholar travel awards  posted in this link contribute to the success of the very lively conversations at the conference.
Call for Proposals from the Work Family Research Network Conference, 2018

Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites the submission of abstracts for the 2018 Conference on  "OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research." The conference is to be held June 21-23 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC.The deadline for submissions is  November 1, 2017.

The theme of the 2018 Pre-WFRN Conference Workshop Day will be 
"Translating Scholarship Into Action: Positioning Research to Fit the Needs of End-Users."  This event will enhance skills work-family scholars possess to influence those operating on the front lines -  including media representatives, public administrators, policy makers, and those engaged in workplace management.  For details on the abstract submission process , click here.

Opportunity to Sign Letter of Support for U.S. Legislation Mandating Paid Family Leave for Older Adult Caregivers

In addition to the conference, the Network in collaboration with the Social Work Productive Aging Grand Challenge, has developed a letter in support of paid family leave to be sent to the U.S. Congress. We have over 80 signatures from prominent academic researchers. If you are a U.S. member who would like to add your signature please email  me your name, degree, title(s), affiliation, city, and state.  We need at least 20 more signatures. 
Please note that signatories to this letter are expressing their personal views and not representing the views of the institutions with which they are affiliated.  The full letter can be found  here.  

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Eldercare for the Journal of Business and Psychology
One final announcement comes from Network member, Greg Thrasher at Oakland University in the U.S.  Along with his co-editors, Greg has issued a call for papers for a Special Issue on Eldercare for the Journal of Business and Psychology.  Proposals are due August 31, 2017.  For more information, please contact Greg directly,
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