In the beginning of November, NEAR was on site in Indianapolis when the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) took place. GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.
Several NEAR representatives were present and held a symposium to present the infrastructure as well as research results from ongoing NEAR projects. NEAR’s Scientific Coordinator Debora Rizzuto chaired the session together with Scott Hofer from Oregon Health & Science University.
– GSA is an important arena for international cooperation and not least an important place to networking. We are therefore very happy that we were given the opportunity to have a symposium to both present NEAR and exemplify results that the infrastructure can contribute to, says Debora Rizzuto.
Three ongoing projects were presented, The new aging: how different aspect of ageing has changed over half century. The H70 study within NEAR by Ingmar Skoog, University of Gothenburg, Functional age trajectories and drug interactions by Deborah Finkel, Jönköping University, and Long-term prediction of dementia using machine learning algorithms by Ana Louiz from Blekinge Institute of Technology.
In addition to NEAR, there were over 4,000 participants, 1,200 symposiums, 700 papers and 1,400 posters.
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