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Nordic Centre’s Biannual Conference 2020: Ageing and Global Healthcare Challenges


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Nordic Centre’s Biannual Conference 2020:
Ageing and Global Healthcare Challenges

28-29 May 2020
Nordic Centre, Fudan University Biannual Conference (takes place at Fudan’s Medical Campus)
Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Official website: here 

Address and Venue: 
Inside of the Medical Campus of Fudan University
Address: 138 Medical Road, 200032 Shanghai, China 
In Chinese: 上海市医学院路138号 
Meeting room information will be updated here:

Abstract deadline: 6th Dec 2019
Registration and pay: here (will open from October 2019)

Call for Abstracts and Participation
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, Karolinska 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 conference 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.

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. Web, here

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

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

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. Web, here

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. Web, here

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

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

Abstracts
For abstract submission, please use the provided template (download here), then send to Dr. Evandro F. Fang (e.f.fang@medisin.uio.no) by 6th Dec 2019.  Submissions after the deadline will not be considered, but are still welcome to attend this meeting after registration.   For participants with abstract (poster), registrations are mandatory. Flights and hotels will be covered by the participants themselves. 

Oral talks
Excellent abstracts will be selected for oral talks by the organizing committee. List for oral talks will be released by 20th of November 2019. For participants of oral talks, registrations are mandatory (so please register at the time you submit your abstract). Flights and hotels will be covered by the organizers. 

Invited Speakers
For invited speakers by the organizers, registrations are not necessary. Flights and hotels will be covered by the organizers. 

Registration
Registration, including payment of registration fee (open October 2019): here

Questions:
To Dr. Evandro F. Fang (e.f.fang@medisin.uio.no)

or Magnus Jorem  (magnus@nordiccentre.net )