On the 28th of June the Inaugural University of Portsmouth Ageing Network Conference: ‘Working Together to Support Healthy Ageing’ took place, co-sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Research UK South Coast Network. It was extremely pleasing to achieve over 150 delegates attending on the day, representing the wide spectrum of UPAN membership, with over 60 members actively contributing to the days programme.

The conference showcased some of the leading and emerging research and innovation work being undertaken across the network, and demonstrated that UPAN is an interdisciplinary and multi-professional network of individuals from across the University working in collaboration with NHS, local authorities, business, charities, community groups, members of the public and other academia, in the broad field of ageing. The day provided lots of opportunity for networking, and we hope that it has facilitated the creation of new and stronger collaborations between our respective networks.


“…met incredibly interesting people at #UPAN2016 this morning and now at my desk inspired by some of the comments this morning”

“Really enjoyed the day. I had no idea that the university reached out to the local area…..glad the emphasis was on the “impact”/ end result, on end-stage users”

“…genuinely the best conference I’ve ever been to. Learning so much, and meeting so many valuable new contacts. Feeling inspired”

“…great pace…great diversity of attendees, very knowledgeable speakers. Enjoyed the innovative little touches like the network map…”


For information about the Ageing Network, please visit http://www.port.ac.uk/university-of-portsmouth-ageing-network/