Nordic Gerontological Federation

We invite you to the 26th Nordic Congress of Gerontology in Odense, Denmark, June 8-10 

Call for symposiums, abstracts, and delegate registration is now open! Follow the program, register and submit at

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 given us valuable new insights and reminded us of the values in life.
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 under the theme CHANGE & CONTINUITY, particularly:

Digitisation and technology - Housing, generations and mobility - Lifestyle, engagement and transitions - Education and competencies in ageing societies - Morbidity, medical treatment and ageing proceses - A good life and a good death.
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The 25NKG was held online 2-4 June 2021           

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

NKGs emphasize multidisciplinary perspectives on ageing and are a meeting place for all researchers and professionals irrespective of the field of science.
465 participants from 30 different countries were registered for the congress. There were 21 symposias, 119 oral lectures and 218 posters presented.

NGF prizes 2021

The evalution committees received many exellent nominees and had hard time in deciding the prize winners.
At the 25NKG The Nordic Gerontology Prize (The Sohlberg Prize) was awarded to Marta Szebehely, Professor Emeritus of Social Work at Stockholm University, Sweden.
The prize for the Promising Researcher in Gerontology was awarded to Agnete Aslaug Kjær, PhD in Political Science and Chief Consultan at the Finance Administration of the Municipality of Copenhagen. Until December 2020 she was a researcher at VIVE - The Danish Center for Social Science Research.
Both prize winners gave a lecture at the congress.
8 young researchers were awarded a grant to participate in the congres: two from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

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.


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.