PANINI End of Project Conference


 End of Project Conference

Healthy Ageing – Next Generation of Challenges  

 Wednesday 26th June, 2019

 Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RS United Kingdom


As a supporter of healthy ageing and the PANINI project it would be great to welcome you to our final conference later this year.  Registration for the PANINI Conference is now open


What is the conference about?

Over the past four years the Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI network) has worked hard to achieve the European Commission Horizon 2020 funded Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network goals and create a legacy for the students and the public to learn more about how to age well.  


Given the considerable impact of lifestyle factors on healthy ageing and disease, there is a surprising lack of multi-disciplinary research examining the influence of physical activity and nutrition on age-related changes from gene to societal level. PANINI has addressed this gap by coordinating research laboratories across Europe to focus on cutting-edge ageing and health research through training 11 Early Stage Researchers across scientific disciplines to create a holistic approach to the challenge of ageing in the 21st Century.


Our research has resulted in significant findings, while also supporting 11 Fellows become industry, academia and healthcare sector ready to take on new occupations.

The demands of healthy ageing are ever-changing and will need to be life-long, personalised, and multi-factorial whilst being supported by behavioural, societal and economic changes. In this conference, we will showcase our research findings and consider questions about the ‘next generation’ of issues that researchers and health professionals can explore ready for the future challenge of ageing populations. 


This conference has been co-designed by older adults who will be showcasing their health challenges and speaking to you about the projects findings.  Keynote speakers include Dr Davide Vetrano (University of Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden), and Professor Richard Faragher (University of Brighton) as well as our own PANINI Early Stage Researchers. We are currently finalising the event programme and it will be published shortly.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be lots of opportunity to network with researchers into ageing, including a poster sessions by early career researchers.


Who is the conference for?

Older adults, academic and professional staff with an interest in and responsibility for innovation in healthy ageing through nutrition and physical activity.


So please join us to find out what we have achieved, hear about the next phase in healthy ageing research and how the data we gathered can really be used to make a difference!


Where can I find further information?

To register to the event follow this link

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham to hear about the PANINI successes and share ideas on shaping the ‘next generation’ of challenges for healthy ageing.