Nordic Gerontological Federation



About NGF

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 main purpose of NGF is to support and encourage research, developmental work and education within gerontology and geriatrics. This is fulfilled through the organizing of biannual Nordic gerontological congresses, through news and information distribution and through other initiatives. Read more about NGF's bylaws, board, executive committe and scientific committee by choosing among the tabs in the left menu.


member organisations and NGF representatives:

Denmark
Danish Gerontological Society (Dansk Gerontologisk Selskab) Contact: Jette Thuesen
Danish Society for Geriatrics (Dansk Selskab for Geriatri) Contact: Pia Nimann Kannegaard

Finland
Finnish Gerontological Society (Societas Gerontologica Fennica r.f.) Contact: Otto Lindberg
Finnish Geriatrics (Suomen Geriatrit-Finlands Geriatrer) Contact: Eija Lönnroos
Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research (Föreningen för forskning i uppväxt och åldrande) Contact: Minna Ylilahti

Iceland
The Icelandic Gerontological Society (Öldrunarfrædafélag Islands/Societas Gerontologica Islandica) Contact: Sigurbjörg Hannesdóttir
Icelandic Geriatrics Society (Félag Islenskra Öldrunarlækna) Contact: Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson

Norway
Norwegian Society for Aging Research (Norsk selskap for Aldersforskning) Contact: Marijke Veenstra
Norwegian Geriatric Association (Norsk Geriatrisk Forening) Contact: Nils Holand

Sweden
Swedish Gerontological Society (Sveriges Gerontologiska Sällskap) Contact: Susanne Iwarsson
Swedish Geriatric Society (Svensk Geriatric Förening) Contact: Carina Metzner


Nordic gerontological congresses

Since 1973, biannual congresses have been arranged within NGF with a rotating schedule between the Nordic countries. Next congress will take place in Oslo, Norway 2018 under the theme "Lesson of a lifetime". Below you can see the history of the Nordic congresses.

2016 Tampere
2014 Gothenburg
2012 Copenhagen   
2010 Reykjavik
2008 Oslo 
2006 Jyväskylä
2004 Stockholm
2002 Aarhus
2000 Reykjavik
1998 Trondheim
1996 Helsinki
1994 Jönköping
1992 Odense
1990 Reykjavik
1988 Bergen
1986 Tampere
1984 Malmö
1983 Copenhagen
1981 Reykjavik
1979 Oslo
1977 Turku
1975 Gothenburg
1973 Århus


















                     
              
                   
 
 

NGF

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 eduction within the Nordic countries. Read more about NGF by clicking the tabs in the left menu.