Nordic Gerontological Federation

27NKG 2024 in Stockholm, Sweden

Ageing in a transforming world: 27NKG in Sweden, 2024

We invite you to the 27th Nordic Congress of Gerontology at Karolinska Insitutet in Stockholm, Sweden, June 12-14, 2024

15 February: Deadline for travel grant applications from non-senior delegates from the Nordic and baltic regions
| 26 February: Deadline for submission of individual abstracts within accepted symposia. Notification for accepted oral and poster presentations | 8 March: End of Early Bird registration.
On behalf of the Swedish Gerontological Society, the Swedish Geriatrics Association, Karolinska Institutet, and the Nordic Gerontological Federation, we invite you to join the 27NKG and share your knowledge and engagement with ageing in a transforming world.

The world is constantly changing, but recent crisis including climate change, the pandemic and wars suggest rapid and profound transformations in living conditions. During such challenging periods, certain groups in the population, including older adults and frail individuals, may be particularly susceptible to negative consequences.

At the 27NKG, we want to explore how researchers from different scientific disciplines and practitioners can come together to bring new insights that facilitate better living conditions for older adults and contribute to the sustainable development of current and future generations.

We believe that the Nordic countries can take a more active role in promoting healthy ageing globally. This includes being forerunners in research and practice on increasingly important issues with implications for older adults, such as equity, global health, living conditions, migration, welfare technology, and the organisation of health and social care.

Learn more and register at

GeroNord Newsletter                                            

All issues of the GeroNord newsletter are available online

In the NGF newsletter you can read about the 27 NKG in Stockholm in 2024, as well as a feature article about gerontology and geriatrics in Norway. Other upcoming congresses in the Nordic countries, new PhD dissertations and journals in the field of ageing is also featured in this newsletter.  The President of the NGF, Jette Thuesen, from the Danish Gerontological Society, introduces the issue writing about research policies and visions for an ageing society.

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The 26th Nordic Congress of Gerontology 2022

The first physical NKG since 2018 was held in Odense, Denmark on June 8-10

The biannual Nordic Congress of Gerontology (NKG) is a peak event of the Nordic Gerontological Federation. This year in Denmark, more than 500 participants from 29 different countries got together to explore the theme CHANGE & CONTINUITY. During the 3 days, the congress featured 44 symposia, 95 oral presentations on 19 different tracks and 148 posters.

The NGF, the Danish Gerontological Society and the Danish Society for Geriatrics would like to thank all participants for a great congress!

NGF prizes 2022

At the 26NKG in Denmark, two Gerontological prizes and 10 travel grants were awarded
At the 26NKG, the Sohlberg Prize (The Nordic Gerontology Prize) was awarded to Susanne Iwarsson, Professor at Lund University, Sweden.
The prize for the Promising Researcher in Gerontology was awarded to Ida Karlsson, Postdoctoral Researcher at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Both prize winners gave an excellent lecture at the congress.
This year, 10 young researchers were awarded a grant to participate in the congres: two from Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Denmark & the Faroe Islands, one from Norway and Latvia.


The Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF) was founded 1974 as an umbrella organization for the gerontological and geriatric organizations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The primary mission of NGF is to support, organize and expand gerontological research, development and education within the Nordic countries. Read more about NGF by clicking the tabs in the left menu.