Two new Aging summer schools receive support from EIT Health – University of Copenhagen

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12 April 2016

Two new Aging summer schools receive support from EIT Health


Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA) is involved in two summer schools who recently received 1 million DDK in support from the EIT Health. The summer schools are dealing with Healthcare Innovation and Brain Aging respectively.

EIT Health is one of the largest healthcare initiatives worldwide. With a budget of 2 billion EUR over the next decade, it has declared that it will purposefully invest in Europe’s best entrepreneurial talents and creative minds to foster the development and commercialisation of smart product and service solutions in the health sector, addressing the challenges imposed by demographic change and ageing societies.

Investing in innovative educational activities, the EIT Health recently announced the successful candidates for the 2016 summer school funding. CEHA is involved in two out of five initiatives receiving funding. The total sum of the support adds up to 1 million DKK.

The two summer schools

CEHA is main organizer of the summer school “Alive and KICking – innovative solutions to aging-related challenges”. Based on novel teaching methods, the course consists of an online course with quiz tests, followed by 2-weeks on-campus course includes intense group and casework.

Read more about the summer school.
Registration deadline is 1 May 2016.

The other summer school “EIT Health Ageing Brain Summer School” is organized by the University of Groningen, and CEHA is included as a partner represented by prof. Martin Lauritzen.

It is focused on the early hallmarks and diagnosis of normal and abnormal brain ageing, the development of novel effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, novel strategies for clinical treatment, the management of elderly care and the development of novel technology to support the daily care of elderly afflicted by dementia and motor disability.

Registration deadline is 15 April 2016.