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SWEAH conference 2023

"Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainable Ageing"

2023 the SWEAH conference will take place in Norrköping November 21-22.

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming scientific conference on ageing and health, hosted by the Swedish National Graduate School on Ageing and Health in collaboration with thirteen partner universities.

The mission of SWEAH is to develop efficient and creative cooperation among Swedish higher institutions and relevant national and international partners. 

Target group

The conference is aimed at those engaged in research on ageing and health at SWEAH’s 13 partner universities, not limited to researchers affiliated with SWEAH.

Part of the conference will be open to local stakeholders such as politicians, municipality representatives, senior citizens’ associations and others interested in research on ageing and health. 

Interdisciplinary perspective on sustainable ageing 

Sustainable development implies meeting current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to attain their aspirations and meet their needs. Sustainability in the field of ageing and health focuses on prerequisites and opportunities for active and healthy ageing.

There are 17 UN sustainable development goals, and each goal has implications for healthy ageing. The uniqueness of this theme is to reflect on sustainable ageing from a range of perspectives, highlighting the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex needs of the ageing population as well as opportunities and challenges for society.

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The UN have declared 2021-2030 to the Decade of Healthy Ageing, the 17 UN sustainable development goals each have implications for healthy ageing. 


Keynote speakers

Martijn Huisman, Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
and Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands

Professor Huisman has interdisciplinary research background, which revolves around themes related to ageing, social determinants of ageing and health inequalities. His main research interests include ageing and wellbeing, resilience of older adults, and health inequalities in old age.

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Lotta Dellve, Professor of Work Science
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Professor Dellve's main research interests are how the psychosocial work environment affects work, health, well-being, and sustainable conditions. She is also interested in work-related health among older workers in eldercare organisations. She has broad research experience of the development and implementation of organisational forms: process development, value-based leadership, open management and governance and health-promoting leadership.

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Important dates  

Deadline for abstracts: May 10, 2023.  

Registration to the conference opens: May 10, 2023.

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: June 20, 2023.  

Deadline to submit revised abstracts: August 14, 2023.

Publication of preliminary conference program: September 14, 2023.  

Registration to the conference closes: October 9, 2023.


No registration fee  

The conference is free of charge for anyone at SWEAH’s 13 partner universities, not limited to people affiliated and engaged with SWEAH, i.e., PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, supervisors, partner representatives and board members within SWEAH.  

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For questions regarding conference content, please contact: 
Mahwish Naseer 
mahwish [dot] naseer [at] ki [dot] se
Cecilia Petterson 
cecilia [dot] pettersson [at] hkr [dot] se

For questions on practical matters, please contact:  
Stina Elfverson 
stina [dot] elfverson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se