15th Supercentenarian Workshop; Paris, FRANCE, November 2023
November 16-17, 2023 marks the 15th Supercentenarian Workshop Conference. We are delighted to report that five members of the Gerontology Research Group are present: Robert Young (GRG Director, GRG Correspondent for the USA), Natalie Coles (widow of Dr. Coles), Wacław Jan Kroczek (GRG Admin, GRG Correspondent for Poland and Nordic Countries), Sylvain Grosgeorge (GRG Correspondent for France) and Jair van Dijk (GRG Correspondent for the Netherlands). We learn and share our revelations in order to improve the state of our knowledge on longevity, gerontology, and supercentenarians for you and for the future.
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.