Ageing and Challenges

The Nordic Centre Biennial Conference cum The 1st International Symposium of the Hong Kong-Nordic Research Network On ‘Ageing and global healthcare challenges’

1st Meeting of the Executive Committee on the 9th Oct 2019

28-29 May 2020, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
01-03 June 2020, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong SAR

The call (download); preliminary programme (download); abstract template (download)

Organizers: Evandro F. Fang (Oslo), W.Y. Chan (CUHK), and Na HE (Fudan)

The Call
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, Uppsala University, Karolinsa Institute, Fudan University, Peking University, Duke Kunshan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, 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.

The event comprises two meetings, one in Fudan University, Shanghai (28-29 May 2020), and the other in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (01-03 June 2020).

Organizing Committee
Dr. 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: evandrofeifang@yahoo.com; e.f.fang@medisin.uio.no

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

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

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: l.h.bergersen@odont.uio.no

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

Prof. Magnar Bjørås Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway Tel: +47 95081497; Email: magnar.bjoras@ntnu.no

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

Registration: Free registration fee, fill in the form at the bottom.

Abstract 
For abstract submission, please use the provided template (download here), fill in, then send to Dr. Evandro F. Fang (e.f.fang@medisin.uio.no) by 6th Dec 2019. Submissions after the dealine will not be considered, but are still welcome to attend this meeting (with out an abstract) after registrtaion.   For participants with abstract (poster: details will be updated shortly), free registrations are mandatory. Flights and hotels will be arranged and covered by the participants themselves.  

Oral talk
Excellent abstracts will be selected for oral talks by the organizing committee. List for oral talks will be release by 20th Nov 2019. For participants of oral talks, free registrations are mandatory (so please register at the time you submit your abstract). Flights and hotels may be covered by the organizers based on budget. Slots are limited due to a tight budget. For international speakers (not localized in mainland China or Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR), please book flights by yourself with a lump sum reimbursement of 5500 NOK (Shanghai meeting) after the event. For local speakers (localized in mainland China or Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR), please book appropriate transportation early (economy class for both flights and trains per funding regulations; no more than 2500 NOK), then to get reimbursed afterwards. Please have a photo copy or bring a printed copy of your registration (free of charge) to get access to the conference on the day of attendance.

Invited Speakers
For invited speakers by the organizers, registrations are not necessary. Flights and hotels will be covered by the organizers. For international speakers (not localized in mainland China or Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR), please book flights by yourself with a lump sum reimbursement of 5500 NOK (Shanghai meeting) + 2000 NOK (Hong Kong meeting, invitation only) after the event. For local speakers (localized in mainland China or Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR), please book appropriate transportation early (economy class for both flights and trains per funding regulations; no more than 2500 NOK), then to get reimbursed afterwards. Hotel will be arranged by the organizers.

 

Note: this website is for two meetings the Shanghai meeting and the Hong Kong meeting; but for this call only applies to the Shanghai meeting. 

The Hong Kong meeting 
For Shanghai meeting applicants who are also interested to attend the Hong Kong meeting, please contact the organizer(s) (e.f.fang@medisin.uio.no). 

Acknowledgement
For the Shanghai meeting, we thank the funding from the Nordic Centre and the amazing assistance from Mr. Magnus Jorem周迈 (Programme Manager, Nordic Centre Fudan University).


If you have any comments or interests of attending this event (either of the two meetings, or both), please fill in the below form and send to us

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