The Social Inequalities in Ageing programme (SIA), funded by NordForsk, held its final conference at Skeppsholmen, Stockholm on 6 September 2022.
During the conference, researchers from each work package gave presentations to exemplify the research conducted and highlight findings. SIA also invited Professor Martijn Huisman, Amsterdam UMC and Vrije Universiteit, to provide a much-appreciated keynote talk on the concept of resilience.
The conference ended with a panel discussion between Pia Nevala Westman, Nordic Welfare Centre, Barbro Westerholm, member of the Swedish parliament, and Marja Jylhä, Tampere University, moderated by the SIAs PI Johan Fritzell.
“To get a condensed picture, during one day, of the high-quality research conducted within SIA was truly impressive”, says Johan Fritzell. “We have published around 200 publications over the years, most recently a special section in the European Journal of Ageing. Most importantly we have gathered leading ageing researchers across the Nordic countries and heavily involved junior researchers in our work”.
The day before the conference, a meeting with the new SIA 2.0 network, sponsored by Forte, was held. The network aims primarily at capacity building and creating a platform for new collaborations across all Nordic countries.