The theme for this year’s congress is “Lessons of a life time”. This indicates that we want to not only focus on the state of being old, but also highlight what matters on the journey individuals and societies travel to get there. Thus, the presentations at 24NKG will address a great variety of topics, reflecting the five streams of the Nordic Gerontological Federation: biological and medical sciences; health sciences; behavioural and social sciences; humanities and arts; and social research, policy and practice.
Our keynote speakers are all prominent researchers within their respective fields. They represent different disciplines and fields within ageing research, and are in different stages of their career: John Beard, Knut Engedal, Mika Kivimäki, Maria Krogseth, Jon Kvist, Karen Andersen-Ranberg, Ursula Staudinger, Geir Selbæk, Sandra Torres. You can find more information about each of them in the Programme book.
Don’t miss our two prize winner lectures on Friday afternoon. Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir, the winner of the NGF prize for promising researcher in gerontology, will tell us how to eat well for healthy ageing. The winner of the Nordic Gerontology Prize (The Sohlberg Prize), Taina Rantanen, will talk about active ageing as a pathway to wellbeing.