Ageing and Challenges

The Nordic Centre Biennial Conference On ‘Ageing and global healthcare challenges’ 24-25 Oct 2022, Oslo (on-site and zoom)

Attend on-site in Oslo: please register here (at the end of this page)

Attend via zoom:

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The meeting
Ageing is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, and neurodegeneration, especially Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, among others. The global average age is increasing dramatically because of improved healthcare system and changes in lifestyle. Accordingly, the ageing society brings formidable socio-economic challenges. In the past decades, our understanding of the mechanisms of ageing at molecular, cellular, individual, and societal levels has greatly expanded. This enables scientists to develop novel strategies to improve healthy ageing and to prevent or treat age-related diseases through lifestyle modifications, pharmacological interventions, and novel therapeutics. This conference will bring together leading ageing researchers working on molecular, cellular, individual, and societal levels of ageing, from around the world, including The University of Oslo, Copenhagen University, Karolinsa Institute, Fudan University, Peking University, Duke Kunshan University, Yale University, and the University of Oxford, among others.

The major aim of the two conferences is to foster communications, interactions, and collaborations among the ageing researchers, and to provide unique training opportunities to the undergraduate and graduate students, postdoc fellows, and early career ageing researchers. Our final goal is to explore new therapeutics and interventions to extend healthspan and lifespan in the elderly.

Organizing Committee
Prof. Evandro Fei Fang, MBBS, Ph.D. (Chair) Group Leader, University of Oslo (UiO) and Akershus University Hospital, Norway The Norwegian Centre on Healthy Ageing, Norway Tel: +47 92230968; Mobile: +47 92230968; Emails:;

Prof. Na HE, Dean, School of Public Health, Fudan University, China Tel: 86-21-54237625; Email:

Prof. Lene Juel Rasmussen Acting Director, Centre on Healthy Ageing, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Tel: (+45) 35 32 67 17; Email:

Additional members involved in the preparation

Prof. W. Y. Chan, Ph.D. Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Email:

Prof. Linda Hildegard Bergersen, Ph.D. Professor of Physiology, Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Dentistry, UiO, Norway Professor Neurobiology of Ageing, CEHA, University of Copenhagen, Denmark Mobile: +47 97032049; Email:

Prof. Magnar Bjørås Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway Tel: +47 95081497; Email:

Prof. Shenglan Tang Director, Global Health Research Center, Duke Kunshan University, China Tel: +1 919-519-0802; Email:

For the Shanghai meeting, we thank the funding from the Nordic Centre and the amazing assistance from Mr. Veli-Matti Palomäki 马维 (current Programme Manager) and Mr. Magnus Jorem周迈 (former Programme Manager) from the Nordic Centre Fudan University.

The programme

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