Under paneldebatten deltar blant annet Erik Borge Skei, direktør for medisink divisjon for Ahus.
Moderator er Sofie Lautrup (UiO/Ahus).
Ageing is emerging as a ‘pandemic’ worldwide, including in Norway and the UK. The increase in numbers of people reaching old age brings formidable healthcare and socioeconomic pressure globally. Dementia is one of the most common age-predisposed diseases, putting substantial pressure on the family and society as a whole. Scientists have shown that if we can slow down the ageing process, we may be able to reduce the chances of getting different diseases, including dementia, while we are ageing. In response to the ‘ageing pandemic’, collaborative work among stakeholders and countries is in urgent demand. Both Norway and the UK are in the forefront of agieng and dementia research, and there is a great opportunity to boost the collaborations between the two countries. Correspondingly, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Research Council of Norway (RCN) have signed a Money Follows Cooperation agreement to reduce barriers to cross-border collaboration. This 1st joint meeting will nourish research collaborations, initiate new joint grant opportunities, and propose ideas for preparation of the impending aging burden; our final goal is to nurture an environment conducive to healthy aging in Norway, the UK, and beyond.
Room: Domus Medica, Auditorium L-200 Address: Sognsvannsveien 9, 0372 Oslo, Norway
Organizers: Evandro F. Fang (Oslo, Norway) Lynne Cox (Oxford, UK) Richard Siow (KCL, UK)
Special co-organizers Linda Dahlberg (British Embassy, Oslo) He-Ling Wang (Oslo, Norway)