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First e-meetings with Ethical and Scientific Advisory Boards
26 November, 2020

NEAR has had the first meetings with its Ethical and Scientific Advisory Boards. At the ethical advisory board meeting, a future direction of NEAR as an ethically more aware actor was discussed. An actor that pulls knowledge from different fields together and is able to better describe the quality of[...]

Societal Advisory Board e-meeting
11 November, 2020

The first Societal Advisory Board meeting took place 10th of November 2020 on Zoom. For a detailed list of the members in the Advisory Board please see: Members of the Societal Advisory Board.  

E-meeting of NEAR database managers
4 November, 2020

The NEAR database managers have conducted two e-meetings regarding the new platform of NEAR on November 3d and November 13th.

Webinar 10 November: Covid-19 and elderly care in three Nordic countries
3 November, 2020

KI’s resource group for the health of the elderly during covid-19 invites to a webinar where prominent researchers from Norway, Denmark and Sweden present and discuss the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to the organization of elderly care in each country. (In respective language. Not in English) Tuesday 10 November, 11:30AM–1:15PM[...]

Covid-19 hit hardest in young and socially vulnerable populations in Stockholm
30 October, 2020

The areas in the Stockholm region that were the hardest hit by Covid-19 in the early pandemic phase during spring 2020, were characterized by a younger population in combination with lower socioeconomic status. This is shown in an article in British Medical Journal Global Health, by researchers from ARC/NEAR and[...]

Covid-19 hit hardest in young and socially vulnerable populations in Stockholm
30 October, 2020

The areas in the Stockholm region that were the hardest hit by Covid-19 in the early pandemic phase during spring 2020, were characterized by a younger population in combination with lower socioeconomic status. This is shown in an article in British Medical Journal Global Health, by researchers from ARC/NEAR and[...]

Three new risk factors for dementia that can all be moderated
28 October, 2020

NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni is interviewed on Swedish science radio on newly found risk factors for dementia development that have been pointed out by the members of a commission for the Scientific journal The Lancet. The three factors: alcohol consumption, traumatic brain injury, and air pollution add to an earlier[...]

Three researchers in Geriatrics: use the expertise present in Stockholm
27 October, 2020

In a cultural opinion article in Dagens Nyheter,  signed by NEAR’s Director, Laura Fratiglioni together with two other members of Karolinska Institutet’s special resource group for the health of elderly under the Covid-19 pandemic, urges local authorities to use the their expertise. With more research and education, in cooperation with[...]

Report from the webinar on Medical care of elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic
15 October, 2020

The webinar “Medical care of elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic, with eight months of experience” took place online on 12 October. The webinar (in English and Swedish) can be watched in full length below and the program here. It was introduced by Professor Maria Eriksdotter and Ole Petter Ottersen, President[...]

Stockholm guidelines for elderly care during the pandemic are critizised
15 October, 2020

In an article in the largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the professors Anders Wimo (member of the NEAR steering board) and Bengt Winblad (member of the NEAR scientific advisory board) are strongly critical on the guidelines prescribing opioid substances rather than Oxygen treatment för elderly displaying shortness of breath due[...]

EpiHealth webinar: 4th Swedish Meeting for cohort studies in Uppsala, October 12th
8 October, 2020

The 4th Swedish Meeting for cohort studies in Uppsala October 12th The meeting will be held in English. Arranged by: EpiHealth in Uppsala. Lars Lind. When: Monday October 12th. Time:1.00 – 5:00 PM Programme and Zoom-link

Zoom-webinar: medical care of elderly during the Covid-19 pandemic, with eight months of experience
6 October, 2020

The resource group for elderly’s health with regard to Covid-19 at Karolinska Institutet is offering a lunch webinar on Monday, 12 October, at 11:45AM–1:30 PM. NEAR’s director, Laura Fratiglioni, will co-moderate the session on experiences from Finland. The webinar will be held both in English and Swedish (for regional reporting).[...]