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Call for Abstracts: Better Future of Healthy Ageing Conference, 6-7 April 2020, Zagreb
When: 6 Apr 2020 - 7 Apr 2020
Organiser: Andrija Ĺ tampar School of Public Health,
School of Medicine,
University of Zagreb,

Abstract submission deadline: 10 February 2020

The Better Future of Healthy Ageing (BFHA) 2020 high level scientific conference will take place from 6-7 April 2020 in Zagreb Croatia. BFHA2020 is organized by the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia and under the auspices of the European Commission as part of the Croation Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 

The mission of the BFHA2020 is to stimulate research, implementation and scaling up innovations to manage health and wellbeing of the ageing population. 

We aim to enable discussion on the importance of the transformation of health and current healthcare services into more digitized, long-term, integrated and personalized models while promoting innovative ecosystems in order to deliver better quality of life among the elderly.

In line with this mission the conference will address the growing demand caused by global trends of population ageing and the expansion of chronic disease by focusing on potential large-scale implementation implementation to foster the functional ability and wellbeing of older people.

The objectives of the conference are:

  • to address issues of ageing of biological systems through the topics of regenerative medicine, neuroscience, clinical medicine and other fields of medicine with the emphasis on personalized and integrated medicine.
  • to showcase the impact of smart technologies for age-friendly ecosystems by providing a discussion on scaling up innovations and solutions for age-friendly environments
  • to analyze the issues of ageing and healthcare system sustainability at various level (e.g., institutional, regional, state EU level).

Since the conference is financed through EU funds the admittance is free of charge

You can become an active participant by submitting an abstract for an oral presentation or poster by 10 February 2020 

Applications are now open on the website:

Please find the invitation letter for dissemination here.

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