The plenary sessions will take place on Thursday June 13 from 10.00 untill 12.15 and on Friday June 14 from 13.30 untill 15.30. International and national top-scientists will give keynote lectures covering a broad range of factors associated with ‘Healthy Ageing’ across the life-course. Special attention will be given to methodological aspects in this research-field.

Plenary session June 13, 2019: 10.00-12.15

Strengthening causal influence in life course studies of healthy ageing
Prof. G. Davey Smith
Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK).

Prenatal factors in healthy ageing
Prof. T.J. Roseboom
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics & Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Occupational factors in healthy ageing
Prof. U. Bultmann
Community and Occupational Medicine, Department of Health Sciences, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

Plenary session June 14, 2019: 13.30-15.30

History of healthy ageing
Dr. R. Knoeff
Research Centre for Historical Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

The validity of polygenic risk scores: are we measuring what we think we are? Prof. A.C.J.W. Janssens
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Demographics of healthy ageing: the blue zones
Prof. M. Poulain
IACCHOS Université Catholique de Louvain, Charleroi, Belgium & Estonian Institute for Population Studies, University of Tallinn, Tallinn, Estonia