Monday, June 20

Registration open from 8.00 to 17.00


Main auditorium

Small auditorium


Duetto 1

Duetto 2

Sonaatti 1

Sonaatti 2



9:15 – 10:00



10:00 – 10:45


Miia Kivipelto

Multimodal strategies to promote healthy brain aging


10:45 – 11:15

Coffee/tea, posters and exhibition, Park Hall

11:15 – 12:15


Julia Twigg

The cultural turn in gerontology: Dress, the body and later life


Rudy Westendorp

The new biology of ageing

S 1

Explanations for the mortality decline at older ages

Chair: Deeg

S 2

Effects of exercise and lifestyle modifications on cognitive and physical

function among older people

Chair: Sipilä S.

S 3

Age is more than just a number: perceptions of aging and mental health

Chair: Shrira

S 4

The puzzle of care of older people

Chairs: Jolanki & Koivunen

S 5

Individualized eldercare - autonomy, satisfaction, and quality

Chair: Bjälkebring

S 6

Improving care and outcomes of older hip fracture patients-research and experiences from Nordic and Baltic countries

Chair: Nuotio

S 7

Older people and working life: Policy and health perspectives

Chir: Torgé

12:15 – 13:30


Lunch symposium: Federation of Finnish Financial Services 3rd level foyer
Public-Private welfare funding - Remodelling funding of longterm care

13:30 – 15:00

S 8

The market and the public – interests, reasoning and realities behind marketisation in elder care in the Nordic countries

Chair: Rostgaard

S 9

Measuring ageing from different disciplinary perspectives

Chair: Jagger

S 10

Prognostic factors in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease

Chair: Barca

S 11

Occupational gerontology: working conditions, retirement and health development in later life

Chair: Stenholm

S 12

Profiled eldercare – person centred approach or branding?

Chair: Jönson

S 13

Socioeconomic position and bio-psycho-social functioning in old age

Chair: Aartsen

OS 1

Policy perspectives to ageing

Chair: Topo

S 14

Twenty-five years of research achievements for a healthier life in aging: The Kungsholmen Projects in central Stockholm

Chairs: Qiu &

S 15

Web-based support services for family carers of older people in Europe: The InformCare platform

Chair: Hanson

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee/tea, posters and exhibition

15:45 – 17:15

S 16

Positive mental health of older people

Chair: Saarenheimo

S 17

Cost and quality of home-care for older people in Europe

Chairs: van der Roest & Finne-Soveri

S 18

Trajectories in long term care

van Groenou

S 19

National register-based research efforts on Alzheimer’s disease

Chairs: Hartikainen & Eriksdotter

S 20

Associations of favorable psychological functioning to health and mobility among the elderly

Chair: Kokko

S 21

Ageism in the workforce: Interdisciplinary and conceptual perspectives

Chair: Nikander

OS 2

Life course and old age functioning

Chair: Lennartsson

S 22

GERDA – GErontological Regional DAtabase: Overview and findings from a multinational and multidisciplinary research project

Chairs: Snellman & Nyqvist

S 23

Rethinking ageing by the concept of citizenship: critical perspectives on ageing in a changing society

Chair: Nedlund


Reception hosted by City of Tampere, Old City Hall, Keskustori 10

21:30 – 22:30

Midnight session, Tampere Hall, Café Soolo

Tuesday, June 21

Registration open from 8.00 to 17.00


Main auditorium

Small auditorium


Duetto 1 Duetto 2

Sonaatti 1

Sonaatti 2



8:30 – 9:15

9:15 – 10:00


Luigi Ferrucci

Connecting the biology of aging and the aging phenotype


Jorma Sipilä

Nordic Welfare State: the home of universal services



Programme for elderly care practioners

(in Finnish)


10:00 – 10:30

Coffee/tea, posters and exhibition, Park Hall

10:30 – 11:45


Alexandra Freund

The blessing and the curse of growing old


Athanase Benetos

Role of telomeres in the arterial aging

S 24

Early life adversity and healthy ageing

Chairs: v. Bonsdorff & Cooper


S 25

On user participation in ageing research

Chairs: Iwarsson & Kylberg

S 26

Physical activity programs for older adults of various functioning levels – effects and lessons learned from randomized controlled trials

Chair: Hinrichs

S 27

Which innovation in dementia care? A multidisciplinary perspective on the role of new techno­logies

Chair: Chiatti

S 28

Measuring outcomes of care with broader than health-related aims for older adults

Chairs: Kettunen & Linnosmaa

11:45 – 13:15


Lunch symposium Prof. Hilkka Soininen Sopraano

Lunch symposium MEP Pietikäinen Aaria

13:15 – 14:00

14:05 – 14:45


Eileen Crimmins

Lifespan and healthspan: Progress and promise

S 29

Alzheimer’s disease – New treatment strategies

Chairs: Kivipelto & Winblad

S 30

Aging policies and quality of life

Chairs: Vaarama & Biggs


OS 4

Ethics and practices of care

Chair: Zechner

OS 5

Meaning of social relations for older people

Chair: Aartsen

S 31

Studies of aging and cognition from young adulthood to the highest ages – research by the Danish Aging Research Center

Chair: Fors

OS 6


Chair: Nygård

OS 3

Epidemiology of ageing

Chair: Cooper

14:45 – 15:30

Coffee/tea, posters and exhibition, Park Hall

15:30 – 16:30

S 32

Older immigrants living in Western Europe

Chair: Torres

S 33

Inter-generational relations: conceptual and practical developments

Chair: Biggs & Bengtson

S 34

Understanding the impact of multimorbidity on disability onset and progression

Chair: Jagger


S 35

Ageisms and the city: Representations of older people in urban development

Chair: Fabian

OS 7


Chair: Sipilä

OS 8

Gender and ageing body

Chair: Krekula

S 36

Physical activity in older people: studying influences of the outdoor physical environment

Chair: Portegijs

16:35 – 17:35

S 37

The continuum of housing along the process of ageing

Chair: Nord

OS 9

Biology of ageing

Chairs: Strandberg & Benetos


OS 10

Diet, nutrition and meal practices

Chair: Jyväkorpi

OS 11

Hospital care

Chair: Salin

S 38

Effect of resistance exercise intervention for community dwelling older adults

Chair: Chang

S 39

Humanities, arts and gerontology

Chair: Gogol


Congress Dinner, Hotell Rosendahl, Pyynikintie 13

Wednesday, June 22

Registration open from 8.00 to 13.00


Main auditorium

Small auditorium


Duetto 1

Duetto 2

Sonaatti 1

Sonaatti 2



8:30 – 9:45


Taina Rantanen

Promoting functional capacity in old age with physical activity: a life span perspective


Pálmi V. Jónsson

Insights from the AGES Reykjavik Study on Aging of the Brain

S 40

The five country oldest old project

Chair: Fors

S 41

Self-care and technology in older people with long-term conditions: New challenges for ICT

Chairs: Strömberg & Motel-Klingebiel

S 42

Occupational gerontology

Chair: Nygård

S 43

Transport as a social institution supporting good ageing

Chair: Siren

OS 12

Medication of older people

Chair: Hartikainen

S 44

Intellectual disability and ageing

Chair: Langballe

S 45

Unpacking socio-cultural embeddedness of end-of-life care decision-making: Japanese

Chair: Hirayama

10:00 – 10:30

NGF prize for promising researcher in gerontology

Maria Lage Barca

Depression and dementia - cause, consequence or coincidence?

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee/tea, sandwiches, restaurant Fuuga, 2nd level

11:00 – 12:15

S 46

Social change and health inequalities in old age

Chair: Fritzell

OS 13

Cognitive functioning and dementia

Chair: Qiu

S 47

ELLAN – European Later Life Active Network - Transnational development of an agreed core European competencies framework for working with older people

Chair: Aho

S 48

Older people learning to use technology: support networks, courses, knowledge and determination

Chair: Koivunen

S 49

Drug treatment in very old age and at end-of-life: findings across Nordic countries

Chair: Johnell

S 50

The interconnectivity of formal and informal care work: the significance of social networks and relational quality in the care of the elderly

Chair: Sipilä J.

S 51

Buffering effects of early life and midlife lifestyle factors on change in cognitive functions in later life: Findings from the Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATSA)

Chair: Dahl Aslan

S 52

Teasing out the sciences of driving, ageing and well-being: international and interdisciplinary perspectives

Chairs: O’Neill & Siren


12:20 – 13:10

Sohlberg Nordic Prize in Gerontology

Kaare Christensen

The Aging Society: Are we doing well? Are we going good?

13:10 – 13:45