Mid-term conference for the project “Social Inequalities in Ageing”
Almost halfway through the Social Inequalities in Ageing programme, a conference was held to mark this mid-point. The “SIA mid-term conference” took place in Stockholm, on February 15-17, 2018. The objective was to strengthen the Nordic research on inequalities in life course influences on health, health trends among the oldest old, health care utilization, and reforms within long-term care. Both distinguished and upcoming researchers participated in the conference, presenting work they had done within the SIA-programme or on subjects relevant to the project. Hildegard Theobald from Universität Vechta, Germany, and Mauricio Avendano from King’s College, London, UK, were invited as keynote speakers.
– The conference was, in my opinion, a great success. It is of utmost importance to have mid-size conferences of this type in which leading researchers and junior researchers meet and discuss crucial aspects of social inequalities of ageing, says Johan Fritzell, PI of the SIA-programme.