NEAR consists of 15 databases and four of those belong to the Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC). This year SNAC is celebrating 20 years, and recently they met at a Jubileum retreat in Stockholm archipelago. Researchers and the data collection staff working with the SNAC met at Djurönäset, Stockholm, during a two-day retreat on 24–25 May 2022. During the retreat, examples of 20-year-long outstanding research activity were presented. Moreover, researchers and the data collection staff had the unique opportunity to discuss jointly about future challenges and lines of action. We also had the honor to have Mårten Lagergren with us, the promoter of the SNAC project by the beginning of the 2000s. After 20 years, we are well aware that the SNAC study is more relevant than ever, thanks to the relevance, comprehensiveness and long follow-up of the collected data. SNAC has been, is and will be key to answer some of the key priority challenges concerning the health and well-being of older people. During the retreat, NEAR’s Scientific Coordinator, Debora Rizzuto held a presentation about NEAR and talked about findings from NEAR projects.
On September 20-22, NEAR attended and held a symposium at the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EU-GMS) 2023 in Helsinki, Finland. EU-GMS’s mission is to develop geriatric medicine in Europe as an independent specialty caring for older people with age-related diseases. Around 1700 participants from across the world met in Helsinki to discuss and present research […]
The Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS) awards SEK 150,000 annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to Alzheimer’s research. This year, the Bengt Winblad Prize is awarded to the Director of NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, Professor of Medical Epidemiology, focusing on dementia diseases at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet. Laura Fratiglioni […]
NEAR will organize its next workshop in collaboration with the Ferrero Foundation during Healthy Aging Week 2023. From 6 to 11 November 2023, the Ferrero Foundation of Alba will host Healthy Aging Week 2023, a series of scientific events, seminars, and workshops organized by the Ferrero Foundation in collaboration with the Academy of Medicin of […]