On behalf of the Gerontological Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences we have the honor to invite you to participate in the VI European Congress of IAGG, which will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 5-8, 2007. Nowadays enhancing the efficiency of treatment, preventing and rehabilitation, health and social care for elderly people, further development of fundamental studies in the field of gerontology and geriatrics are burning issues of health care and medical science. We hope that a wide scope of subjects selected for the Congress will allow scientists from different countries to share knowledge and recent breakthroughs in social, biological and clinical aspects of aging as well as focus on the most essential problems in the field of gerontology.
The proposal of the European Region International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics to conduct such a prestigious scientific event in St. Petersburg is a sign of recognition of the Russian gerontological science and of the leading role of Saint Petersburg in this sphere. We would like to emphasize that the Congress will be held in the framework of the United Nations Research Agenda on Aging for the 21st Century. We are happy to welcome all the scientists participating in the VI European Congress of IAGG in Saint Petersburg – a city of culture, science and arts.