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Newcastle ageing research takes the floor at US gerontology event

A number of researchers from the Institute for Ageing represented Newcastle University at the IAGG 2017 World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics this year.

In total, just over 10 senior academics and Research Associates from Newcastle travelled to San Francisco to attend the global event, as well as host several symposia and academic poster presentations.

Professor Louise Robinson, Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing commented: “We’re delighted that so much of our research in gerontology has reached a global audience through our participation in this event.

“This conference attracts academics from around the world, all competing for a platform to present their work. This year we have been highly successful with our abstract submissions and this is a fantastic way to put Newcastle University on the map for ageing research expertise.”

The IAGG World Congress is a global event, hosted by the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Its mission is “to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations”.

Their World Congress, which takes places once every four years, is an event that aims to bring together these international organisations. The very first World Congress took place in Liege in 1950 and has since taken place in locations such as Seoul, Rio de Janeiro, London and Paris. The event in San Francisco is the 21st World Congress to be hosted by the IAGG. 

Read all about the Newcastle ageing research at the IAGG 2017 event - IAGG 2017 Newcastle University Institute for Ageing Brochure

published on: 28 July 2017