GRG Meetings, Conferences, Symposia, Seminaries
12th Supercentenarian Workshop; Tallinn, ESTONIA, June 2016
In the meeting, hosted by the University of Tallinn, took part GRG members: Robert D. Young, Director of the Supercentenarian Research and Database Division, Waclaw Jan Kroczek, then Administrative Assistant and GRG-Poland Correspondent, Michel Poulain, GRG-Belgium Correspondent, Professor at the Tallinn University, Bertrand Desjardins, GRG-Canada Correspondent and Anthony Medford, who would later join the Team as the GRG-Barbados Correspondent. The discussions circled around the validation of Geert Adriaans Boomgaard, the first supercentenarian, as well as the causes of deaths for Danish centenarians, a study led by Professor Bernard Jeune, and demographic trajectories of aging European population. Later on, the team of researchers went on an unforgettable excursion into the Tallinn Old Town, one of the UNESCO heritage sites.