The 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology
Tampere HallTampere, FINLAND Visit the Venue to read more
On behalf of the Nordic Gerontological Federation (Nordisk Gerontologisk Förening), we invite you to share with your colleagues the most recent findings, ideas and innovations about ageing. Our ageing society urgently needs scientific knowledge to enable longer lives to reach their full potential. Better ageing means a better society for all. The theme of the congress is therefore ‘Good ageing – better society’.
The Nordic congresses traditionally emphasise multidisciplinary perspectives on ageing and the life course. 23 NKG is a meeting place for all researchers and professionals, whether they are in social sciences, health research, medicine, nursing, biology, humanities, services research or any other field of scientific enquiry.
The main track of the congress will include scientific sessions on all aspects of ageing. Our special aim is to create sessions at which experts from different core disciplines can meet and learn from each other.
23 NKG is also a place for meeting old and new friends, for enjoying the conference’s social programme and Tampere’s many cultural attractions.
All scientific sessions will be in English.
The congress venue will be Tampere Hall, located in the middle of Tampere, close to the University of Tampere’s main building and to many hotels.
The congress is arranged in collaboration with the Gerontology Research Centre (GEREC), Societas Gerontologica Fennica, the Finnish Society for Growth and Ageing Research, and Finnish Geriatricians.
We look forward to meeting you in Tampere in June 2016!
On behalf of the 23 NKG Organising Committee
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The conference venue, the Congress and Concert Centre, Tampere Hall, is located in a beautiful city park area close to the city centre, less than one kilometer from the railway and long-distance bus stations.
Address: Yliopistonkatu 55, 33100 Tampere, Finland.
The call for symposium proposals open March, 2015
The deadline for symposium proposals September 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance of symposium proposals December 15, 2015
Abstract submission open October 1, 2015
The deadline for abstracts January 16, 2016
Notification of acceptance of abstracts February 27, 2016
Call for symposia
The call for symposium proposals is now open until September 30, 2015. Proposals in English can be submitted by using the online form. The acceptance/non-acceptance notifications will be sent by email on 15 December 2015 at the latest.
Please CLICK HERE to submit a symposium proposal.
The Scientific Committee welcomes symposia from all fields in ageing research. We particularly encourage cross-disciplinary research and sessions co-organized by research groups from different countries.
One session will consist of 3–5 speakers and a possible discussant.
The symposium should be submitted by the main organizer. The submission must include
The main abstract max 200 words including objectives, overview of the contents of the symposium and conclusion. Title and the name and affiliation of the organizer are not included in the word count.
The individual abstracts of every presentation in the symposium, including aims, methods, findings and conclusion should be max 150 words. Title, subtitles, names and affiliations are not included in the word count. All the individual abstracts should be submitted as one pdf file and uploaded as an attachment.
Symposia proposals will be considered only if there are at least 3 speakers.
Please note that author names are to be written in order: first name, last name.
The attachment should be named: lastnameoftheorganizer_symposium. If one person proposes two symposia, please, name them symposium1 and symposium2.
Please choose max. three topics from the list to be found on the submission form.
Give the names of the Chair and the Discussant in the Remark / Message to the Program Committee and Chairs -field in the form.
The Symposium Organizer is responsible for collecting the individual abstracts for the session, joining them in one file and uploading them as one attachment to the submission form.
The Symposium Organizer is also responsible for informing the participants of the submission and acceptance/non-acceptance of the symposium.
NB: One person can submit max two symposium proposals.
If you have difficulties in submitting a symposium proposal, please contact TAVI Congress Bureau, Ms Piia Viljanen, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +358 (0)3 233 0420.
Please see below an example of an individual abstract. The same structure should be followed in the file to be uploaded on the submission form.
Example of individual abstract
Population ageing is associated with societal development
Olli Opiskelija1, Stina Student2, and James Smith3
1Department of World Ageing, University of Southern Forest, Finland; 2School of Important Studies, University of Northern Studies, Norway; 3Research Institute of World Ageing, UK
The Nordic Congress of Gerontology cordially invites you to attend and sponsor and/or exhibit at the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, which will take place in Tampere June 19–22, 2016.
The sponsorship brochure (pdf) can be downloaded here.
The exhibition brochure (pdf) can be downloaded here.
For further information, please contact:
TAVI Congress Bureau
Ms Pia Banerjee-Rikkonen, Project Manager
P.O.Box 163, FI-33901 Tampere, Finland
Tel. + 358 3 233 0470
Fax. + 358 207 701 201
NGF Contact Information
Main address: Contact: Anna Siverskog, c/o NISAL, Linköping Univ, SE-60174, Norrköping, Sweden
Tel: (46 11) 36 34 62
Fax: (46 11) 10 55 90
E-mail: anna.siverskog (at) liu.se