Nordic Gerontological Federation

The 25NKG online 2-4 June 2021           

The biannual Nordic Congress of Gerontology (NKG) is a peak event of the Nordic Gerontological Federation.

These already traditional congresses provide a great opportunity to share most recent finding, ideas and innovations with colleagues. NKGs emphasize multidisciplinary perspectives on ageing and are a meeting place for all researchers and professionals irrespective of the field of science. The 25NKG welcomes all researchers and professionals from different disciplines to meet and discuss about the implications of ‘The Age of Ageing’. More informatino is coming soon.

NGF prizes 2021

The Nordic Gerontological Federation announced the Nordic Gerontology prize (The Sohlberg prize) the prize for promising researcher in gerontology and the travel grants for 25NKG participation in the autumn and the evaluation committees have decided about the prize winners.
The evalution committees received many exellent nominees and had hard time in deciding the prize winners. The travel grant receivers are presented in the GeroNord newsletter vol 1 2020 and the Nordic Gerontology Prize winner and the promising researcher in gerontology are presented in the GeroNord newsletter vol 1 2021. Both prize winners will give a lecture at the congress.

GeroNord newsletter                                            

GeroNord newsletter vol 1 2021 is published!

The newsletter vol 1 2021 provides information on the forthcoming 25NKG online and presents the Sohlberg Prize winner and the winner of the prize for promising researcher in gerontology. Three new PhD dissertations are presented as well. The newsletter also features an obituary for the prof. Andrus Viidik, former president of the NGF .

You may provide news, reports from past events, and information on upcoming events etc. to the secretary of NGF.

Past events                                                                

IAGG-ER congress was organized 23rd-25th May 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden 

For the first time, IAGG-ER took place in a Nordic country. More than 1600 delegates registered to the intense 3-day congress ‘Towards Capability in Ageing – from cell to society‘. Besides acknowledged keynote speakers, the program included symposia, oral, and poster sessions. There were 14 parallel sessions each day. Also a Master Class "Portraying Old Age and Ageing to Counteract Ageism" was organized for PhD students. Please find more information of the congress from the website

The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology was a great success!

There were 794 registered participants in the congress who mostly came from the Nordic countries but also from other countries. There were 58 symposia, 103 indivudual oral presentations and 311 poster presentations. Oral presentation were given in 16 sessions and overall there were 600 scientific presentations in the congress. There were two lectures given by the prizewinners and eight keynote lectures covering a wide range of gerontological disciplines.

 The full abstracts for the scienfic presentation are availaible on the congress website here.

The Nordic Gerontology prizes and grants 2018

The 2018 Nordic Gerontology Prize (the Sohlberg Prize) was awarded to Professor Taina Rantanen from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The NGF prize for a promising resercher was awarded to Dr. Ólöf Guðný Geirsdóttir who is an associate professor at the Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland. NGF also provided 9 travel grants for PhD candidates and early career researchers for 24NKG participation.


The Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF) was founded 1974 as an umbrella organization for the gerontological and geriatric organizations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The primary mission of NGF is to support, organize and expand gerontological research, development and education within the Nordic countries. Read more about NGF by clicking the tabs in the left menu.