Healthy Ageing – living free of diseases, functional decline, and disabilities as long as possible while keeping up high levels of well-being – should be an achievable goal for most older people in modern industrialized societies. In order to achieve this goal interdisciplinary research is required to obtain knowledge and environmental factors promoting the preservation of health, which can be used to develop novel strategies for intervention.
To address these challenges, the Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing (LRA Healthy Ageing) was formed in 2013. It consists of 21 institutes of the Leibniz Association and combines expertise in life sciences, psychology, education science, sociology, and economics covering a very broad and comprehensive scientific spectrum in a unique manner.
To stimulate, facilitate and intensify scientific collaborations within the LRA across the various disciplines, the LRA Healthy Ageing will meet at the 2nd International Symposium Healthy Ageing.
The program will cover plenary sessions with international keynote speakers, who are highly respected in ageing research. It will also leave enough time for the scientist to come into contact by open poster sessions, meetings in focus groups and developing new research projects within the groups.
LRA Healthy Ageing invites researchers to present their work in ageing research covering all disciplines of the LRA Healthy Ageing and to participate in the focusgroups to develop new research projects. Registration is open and will end on 27 January 2017.
The symposium is organzied by the LRA Healthy Ageing and supported by the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN).