Nordic Gerontological Federation

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The GeroNord newsletter vol 3 for the year 2019 is now published!

This newsletter provides information on the forthcoming 25NKG in Reykjavik, the Master Class on ageism, which was organized in connection with IAGG-ER in Gotherburg and presents recent dissertation on marketisation of care within the Nordic context.

You may provide news, reports from past events, and information on upcoming events etc. to the secretary of NGF.

Forthcoming evEnts                                                

The 25th Nordic Congress of Gerontology will take place in Iceland 3-6 June 2020

The peak event of the Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF), the biannual Nordic Congress of Gerontology (NKG), is only half a year away. These already traditional congresses provide a great opportunity to share most recent finding, ideas and innovations with colleagues. NKGs emphasize multidisciplinary perspectives on ageing and are a meeting place for all researchers and professionals irrespective of the field of science. The 25NKG welcomes all researchers and professionals from different disciplines to meet and discuss about the implications of ‘The Age of Ageing’. The registration and call  for abstracts is open! Deadline for symposia abstracts is 15th December 2019 and for individual abstracts 1st February 2020.

Past events                                                                

IAGG-ER congress was organized 23rd-25th May 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden

For the first time, IAGG-ER took place in a Nordic country. More than 1600 delegates registered to the intense 3-day congress ‘Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society‘. Besides acknowledged keynote speakers, the program included symposia, oral, and poster sessions. There were 14 parallel sessions each day. Also a Master Class "Portraying Old Age and Ageing to Counteract Ageism" was organized for PhD students. Please find more information of the congress from the website

The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology was a great success!

There were 794 registered participants in the congress who mostly came from the Nordic countries but also from other countries. There were 58 symposia, 103 indivudual oral presentations and 311 poster presentations. Oral presentation were given in 16 sessions and overall there were 600 scientific presentations in the congress. There were two lectures given by the prizewinners and eight keynote lectures covering a wide range of gerontological disciplines.

 The full abstracts for the scienfic presentation are availaible on the congress website here.

The Nordic Gerontology prizes and grants 2018

The 2018 Nordic Gerontology Prize (the Sohlberg Prize) was awarded to Professor Taina Rantanen from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The NGF prize for a promising resercher was awarded to Dr. Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir who is an associate professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. NGF also provided 9 travel grants for PhD candidates and early career researchers for 24NKG participation.


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.