This year we broke from tradition and went off-campus to Carrs Lane Conference Centre in Birmingham City Centre for our annual Agewell event.
With the end of the first 5-year phase of the MRC-ARUK-funded Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research on the 30th of September, Agewell was the perfect opportunity to communicate our main research findings. In addition to this, we also wanted to give an opportunity to our early career researchers, many of whom were funded by the Centre, to present their research results to a mostly non-scientific audience. It was also an excellent opportunity to feedback research results directly to those 1000 elders’ members who volunteered their time to help with data collection.
This year, unlike in previous years Agewell was an oral presentation based afternoon without our usual small group activities (although we do hope to bring back the activity sessions next year). Our popular and interactive ‘meet the researcher’ still went ahead with great success.
The afternoon started with an introduction by Professor Janet Lord, we heard presentations from a several doctoral research students and research fellows and the afternoon was brought to a close by Paul Greenhaff (Professor of Metabolic and Molecular Physiology at the University of Nottingham)
We received a lot of positive feedback about our choice of venue this year. Most appealing was the centrality, the ease of access by public transport and the good facilities. Agewell 2018 will be held on Monday the 10th of September at Carrs Lane Conference centre – registration and further details will be available next summer.
Agewells work experience student serving tea and coffee….