Change and Continuity

Life is about change and continuity. We experience ourselves and our surroundings differently during life. Later life is characterized by major transitions, moving towards frailty, dependency and multiple losses – but it is also a part of life with more time to engage in preferred activities and to come to terms and cope with new challenges. The corona pandemic proved to be a challenge to the world beyond imagination, particularly to frail and vulnerable persons and societies. However, it has also given us valuable new insights and reminded us of the values in life.

On behalf of the organizers, we invite professionals, scholars, policy makers, and companies to explore questions of change and continuity in the perspective of ageing and later life. Plenary lectures, symposia, oral sessions, posters, and exhibitions will reflect themes from a multitude of gerontological and geriatric topics, particularly:

Digitisation and technology – Housing, generations and mobility – Lifestyle, engagement and transition – Education and competences in ageing societies – Morbidity, medical treatment and ageing processes – A good life and a good death.

We welcome presentations and discussions to address perspectives that have major impact on societies and future generations: Citizen perspective, Ethnicity, Inequality, Sustainability and ecology, The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

A detailed program will be published online after the closure of abstract submission.



Important Dates

19 September 2021
Registration and call for abstracts opens

14 November 2021
Deadline symposia submission

16 December 2021
Notification of Symposia

31 December 2021
Deadline abstracts oral presentations and posters

6 February 2022
Notification acceptance of abstracts

1 March 2022
End of early-bird registration