I take great pleasure in welcoming you to the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics to be held from
June 23 to 27, 2013 at COEX in Seoul. Many people like to refer to this event as the Seoul Gerontology Olympiad because
it has been held every four years on the five Continents with the view of providing an opportunity for researchers, educators, practitioners and students in the area of gerontology and geriatrics with the results of the research they have worked on with hard effort for the last four years. Just as the best players from across the world compete with each other in the Olympic Games under the watchful eye of the people of all nations, a great number of professionals and specialists of gerontology and geriatrics will produce and supply precious knowledge and wisdom regarding the matter of ageing to the world through this academic festival.
Dr. Isabella Aboderin is a Senior Research Scientist and Head of the Aging and Development Unit at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya. She holds additional positions as a Visiting...