The University of Copenhagen was hosting a 2.5-days congress entitled Ageing, Longevity and Health on 5-7 October 2010 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The congress was sponsored by Rector of University of Copenhagen (http://www.ku.dk/english/), Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Healthy Aging, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen (http://healthyaging.ku.dk/).
The congress was planned in the context of the International Alliance of Research Universities, IARU ( http://www.iaruni.org/ ).
A scientific organizing committee was coordinating this initiative, headed up by Prof. Lene Juel Rasmussen, Managing Director of the Copenhagen Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA), University of Copenhagen, and Prof. Vilhelm Bohr, who is associated with CEHA.
About 40 speakers were invited and many others within the field of aging were attending, including young investigators and students so as to promote involvement by the younger generation in research and planning. Special keynote lectures were held as well as an evening at the Ceremonial Hall in the University's main facilities hosted by the President, Rector Ralf Hemmingsen.
The purpose of the congress was to give researchers from the IARU Ageing, Longevity and Health network and others an opportunity to meet in order to network and exchange data and ideas. The aim of the conference was also to encourage and continue state-of-the-art multidisciplinary research between the IARU institutions and in the field of aging.
The program included aging subthemes such as:
• Molecular Aging, Neuro- and Muscle Degeneration
• Life Course and Aging
• Aging Populations
• Aging and Evolution
The area of aging is a priority within the IARU universities, and it is a subject of great future importance and an area that is ripe for major new advances in the coming years.
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Phone: (+45) 35 32 70 81
Pictures of the exhibition An Aging World. Click for hi-res.
The rights for the pictures belong to CEHA. When using the pictures, please credit photographer Mikal Schlosser.
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