NEAR was well-represented during the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region (IAGG-ER) Congress 2019 in Gothenburg.
The NEAR director Laura Fratiglioni had a key stage talk with the title: “NEAR: A common effort for a better future” where she talked about how solutions for a better life in old age can be found in Swedish research.
NEAR also held a well-visited symposium with the title: “NEAR – the National E-infrastructure on Aging Research in Sweden: Building on 30 Years of Experience to Prepare for Future Aging Research”
Chair: Laura Fratiglioni, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Co-chair: Debora Rizzuto, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University.
Many persons also came to visit our booth where information about NEAR and NEAR-related activities could be found.
NEAR would like to thank the organizers for hosting a fantastic and stimulating congress and we are looking forward to upcoming IAGG-ER conferences!
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