Activities

June 13, 2022

NEAR at the Nordic Congress of Gerontology


Photo: Maja Rudolphson

For three days 8-10 June, NEAR attended the 26th edition of Nordic Congress of Gerontology which this year took place in Odense in Denmark. The theme of this year’s congress was CHANGE & CONTINUITY and NEAR participated as one of the sponsors and had an exhibition booth where we presented NEAR and research findings from ongoing NEAR Projects.

       
Photo: Maja Rudolphson

Over 550 people participated during the three days with exchange of research and inspiration from different countries and universities. The conference offered a large number of high-quality abstracts on a great variety of topics. The topics reflects the five pillars of the Nordic Gerontological Federation: biological and medical sciences; health sciences; behavioral and social sciences; humanities and arts; and social research, policy and practice. The well-planned program included 8 keynote speeches, 44 symposiums, more than 100 free oral presentations, 160 posters.


Photo: Maja Rudolphson

NEARs Scientific Coordinator, Debora Rizzuto was one of the speakers at the congress who held a presentation about her research project concerning Air pollution and dementia. During the pauses NEAR held booth presentations where three Post Docs from Karolinska Institutet presented their research findings from ongoing NEAR projects.

     
Photo: Maja Rudolphson

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