Opening and closing ceremonies

Opening ceremony

The Organising Committee is delighted and proud that Her Majesty the Queen will once again open the Nordic Congress of Gerontology, as she did twenty years ago in Stockholm. Her ongoing commitment to issues related to an ageing population serves as inspiration for both the research community and society as a whole.

The opening ceremony also features a performance by Dance for Parkinson and Balettakademien, ending with welcoming remarks from the presidents of NGF and 27NKG.

Group of older people dancing at Balettakademien.

Dance for Parkinson’s is a dance program designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. It emphasizes the act of dancing itself rather than serving as therapy or treatment. The focus is on the creative, enjoyable, and collective experience of dancing, which serves as a healing process. Dance for PD® has shown evidence of benefits in areas such as endurance, motor impairment, and balance. At Balettakademien in Stockholm, dance classes specifically tailored for individuals with Parkinson’s have been offered for the past eight years. Witness the collaboration between these individuals and children/students from Balettakademien as they perform together during the opening ceremony of the 27NKG.

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Photo: Tina Axelsson/Balettakademien

Closing ceremony

Eight posters and their presenters will be acknowledged based on their scientific contribution and visual layout. Poster prize sponsors are SFOepi, International Journal of Ageing, Aging Clinical and Experimental Research and Journal of Global Ageing.

At the Closing Ceremony, the NGF chairmanship will be transferred to Sweden and Carin Lennartsson. Additionally, Amaia Calderon Larrañaga will join the NGF board as Secretary General.

Final remarks from the 27NKG Organising Committee will be followed by the ceremonial handover to the next hosting country, Finland, which will organize the 28NKG in 2027.

NKG 2024 - showing various meeting locations

Contact us

Congress Secretariat: Academic Conferences

Support abstract questions

Phone +46 18 67 10 34 or +46 18 67 10 03

Important dates

2 October 2023 - Abstract submission and registration open

29 November 2023 - Deadline abstracts for symposia

15 January 2024 - Notification for accepted symposia

25 January 2024 - Deadline oral presentations and posters

26 February 2024 - Notification for accepted oral and poster presentation

26 February 2024 - Deadline for submission of individual abstracts within accepted symposia

8 March 2024 - End of Early Bird registration

15 May 2024 - Deadline to register with an accepted presentation

12-14 June 2024 Congress dates