Join us in Tampere in 2016!

The 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology (23 NKG) to take place in Tampere, Finland on 19–22 June 2016.

On behalf of the Nordic Gerontological Federation (Nordisk Gerontologisk Förening), we have great pleasure in inviting you to the 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology!

23NKG will be a major international meeting with a strong Nordic flavour. It is planned as an interdisciplinary gathering for researchers and professionals working in the social sciences, health research, medicine, nursing, biology, humanities, services research – indeed in any field of scientific inquiry. The theme of the congress is ‘Good ageing – better society’. In addition, the organizers have announced another, unofficial theme for the congress: ‘Science and fun under the midnight sun’.

The scientific programme consists of keynote speeches, symposia and free papers, both oral presentations and posters. We are proud to have many world leaders in ageing research, both from Europe and the US, as our keynote speakers (read more here). Topical themes and emerging findings in human ageing and the ageing society will be reported in more than 50 submitted symposia and in free papers, both oral presentations and posters.

23 NKG is a place for young researchers to meet senior scientists, and for all participants to meet old and new friends, and of course to enjoy the conference’s social programme. Why not join us for a pre-conference art trip, a sauna evening or a morning walk? As the conference will be taking place at a time when we have the longest days and shortest nights in the North, we will also arrange an open-air midnight session with two prestigious speakers and traditional Finnish music.

We look forward to meeting you in Tampere in June!

On behalf of the 23 NKG Organising Committee

Marja Jylhä

Kirsi Lumme-Sandt
Secretary General

Image: City of Tampere, Susanna Lyly


Scientific Programme:

PhD Kirsi Lumme-Sandt, Secretary General

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  • Tel. +358 40 190 1606



Practical Arrangements:

Tavicon Ltd., TAVI Congress Bureau
Ms Piia Kumpuvaara, Project Coordinator

  • Address: P.O.Box 163, FI-33901 Tampere, Finland
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  • Tel: + 358 3 233 0400
  • Fax: + 358 207 701 201

23rd NKG is organized by

23rd NKG is supported by

Banner image: Helene Schjerfbeck, Self-Portrait en face I, 1945 Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery / Hannu Aaltonen