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SIA final conference

The Social Inequalities in Ageing programme (SIA) held its final conference at Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, on 6 September 2022.

During the conference, researchers from each work package gave presentations to exemplify the research conducted and highlight findings. SIA also invited Professor Martijn Huisman, Amsterdam UMC and Vrije Universiteit, to provide a much-appreciated keynote talk on the concept of resilience.

The conference ended with a panel discussion between Pia Nevala Westman, Nordic Welfare Centre, Barbro Westerholm, member of the Swedish parliament, and Marja Jylhä, Tampere University, moderated by the SIA’s PI Johan Fritzell.

“To get a condensed picture, during one day, of the high-quality research conducted within SIA was truly impressive”, says Johan Fritzell. “We have published around 200 publications over the years, most recently a special section in the European Journal of Ageing. Most importantly, we have gathered leading ageing researchers across the Nordic countries and heavily involved junior researchers in our work”.

The day before the conference, a meeting with the new SIA 2.0 network, sponsored by Forte, was held. The network aims primarily at capacity building and creating a platform for new collaborations across all Nordic countries.

The link to the new networking website can be found HERE. 

Panel discussion between Pia Nevala Westman, Barbro Westerholm, and Marja Jylhä, moderated by the SIAs PI Johan Fritzell.

Senior workshop, Hotel Skeppsholmen.

Junior Workshop, Hotel Skeppsholmen

SIA project final conference in Stockholm, September 5-6, 2022

Researchers tied to the SIA project will attend the SIA project’s closing conference, scheduled for September 5-6, 2022. The event will be at Hotel Skeppsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden. The conference includes presentations and discussions of findings from the SIA project, and a keynote by Professor Martijjn Huisman, Amsterdam UMC and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Registration is done upon sent invitation by the conference organizers.

SIA 2.0 Network grant from Forte

As the SIA programme is finishing relatively soon, we are happy to inform you that a 3- year network grant on Social Inequalities in Ageing has been awarded from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte). “The new network support enables an important continuation of the capacity building in social ageing research that we have implemented within the SIA programme”, says PI Johan Fritzell. Like the SIA programme, several leading Nordic ageing researchers and their junior colleagues are part of the new network. In addition, the network will organize yearly workshops for Nordic junior researchers and aims further to foster research collaborations across the Nordic countries.