Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The 2nd European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.


  • Marilyn Aviles, Institute of Healthcare Engineering, UCL, UK
  • Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University Business School, UK
  • Dorina Cadar, Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK
  • Stefano Capolongo, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
  • Evangelia Chrysikou, Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL, UK
  • Carina Dantes, SHINE 2Europe, Portugal
  • Eddy Davelaar, Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Isaiah Durosaiye, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Joseph Falzon, Centre for Research & Innovation, Malta
  • Ava Fatah, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK
  • Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Paul Higgs, Faculty of Brain Sciences, UCL, UK
  • Fernando Loizides, School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff University, UK
  • Christina Malathouni, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Paul McGarry, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, UK
  • James W. McNally, University of Michigan & NACDA Program on Aging, USA
  • Elena Petelos, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece & Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
  • Eleftheria Savvopoulou, SynThesis Architects, Greece
  • Anastasios Tellios, School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Georgios Tsakos, Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care, UCL, UK
  • Chariklia Tziraki-Segal, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece & Melabev: Community Club for Elders, Israel
  • Antoinette Vietsch, Politician (Former MP), Architect, Healthcare Planner, the Netherlands
  • Greg Williams, University of Manchester, UK

Student Organising Committee

  • Cai Chengli, UCL, UK
  • Xin He, UCL, UK
  • Daryia Krivosheina, UCL, UK
  • Pakwan Roopkaew, UCL, UK
  • Austreberto Lopez Sanchez, UCL, UK
  • Christina Anastasia Tsami, UCL, UK
  • Eunsil Yang, UCL, UK

  • Previous Organising Committees

    View details of organising committees at past EGen conferences via the links below.