Woman Pointing at winning poster at the 2019 Annual Colloquium on Aging

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Annual Colloquium

Since 1988, the IOA has hosted an annual event known as the Institute on Aging Colloquium. It is free and open to the public, and now attracts a full-capacity crowd each year from the campus and community. Local researchers showcase cutting-edge science in diverse aspects of aging through talks and poster exhibits, while many organizations from the community provide a Health and Resource Fair. The program additionally includes a Keynote Address by an internationally recognized leader on current and critical topics of aging as well as presentation of New Investigator Awards to junior scholars.

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33rd IOA Annual Colloquium

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Gordon Dining & Event Center (2nd Floor) | 770 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706

Showcasing the latest research and resources on positive aging, with Speakers, a Poster Session, and a Health & Resource Fair.

The event is free and open to the public.

Registration will open the first Monday in August (8/7/23).

2022 New Investigator Award Winners

Awards are given to UW–Madison students or advanced trainees to recognize outstanding achievement in aging or life course studies. Winners receive a $500 award and their research is showcased in the event’s Poster Session. This year’s winners were:

Biological Research Award:   Reji Babygirija

Dietary protein restriction mitigates the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Neuroscience Research Award:   Anna Finley

How does brain activity at rest measured with EEG vary across the lifespan?

Biomedical Research Award:   Dennis Minton

Long-term rapamycin protects against age-related osteoarthritis in adult common marmosets

Health Research Award:   Junha Park

Clustering of multimorbidity among older adults with disabilities and associations with perceived health status

Clinical Care Award:   Kathryn Wust

Patient and clinician perspectives on collaborative work in the emergency department

The five 2022 New Investigator Award winners (left to right: Dennis Minton, Reji Babygirija, Anna Finley, Junha Park, Kathryn Wust) smiling and hoding their award certificates
(Left to right) the 2022 New Investigator Award winners Dennis Minton, Reji Babygirija, Anna Finley, Junha Park, and Kathryn Wust

Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors

Attic Angel Community – A community that provides high-quality services in a caring and personalized atmosphere that respects the dignity, encourages the independence, and enhances the quality of life of each resident.

BrightStar Care – Offers medical and non-medical homecare along with medical staffing solutions to healthcare organizations of all sizes. At BrightStar Care, our experienced, trustworthy, and compassionate care professionals provide a full range of services in the comfort and safety of home. From personal care to companion care, BrightStar Care services enable seniors and others to live independently in their homes as long as possible.

Oakwood Village – A locally-operated, faith-based, not-for-profit serving older adults for nearly 75 years. Oakwood offers independent living apartment homes, assisted living, memory care, and short-term rehabilitation on two beautiful campuses in Madison.

Senior Helpers – A premier provider for senior homecare. We offer tailored services ranging from companion care for seniors looking for assistance with daily activities to specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, and other chronic diseases. We also provide case management services for clients and families as well as training for our community partners.

Visiting Angels – A non-medical, in home care company. We assist anyone 18 years and older with activities of daily living and anything from companionship, errands, meal prep, personal care and bedbound care through end of life care. We make it possible for people to stay home, where they prefer to be through all stages of aging.

Waunakee Manor – We are a continuum of care in Waunakee – an independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing home. We provide long-term care options for seniors, as well as short-term rehabilitation stays. We also have options for those who use a ventilator.

Gordon Dining & Event Center

Outside view of Gordon Dining and Event Center

770 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53706 | (on the corner of W. Dayton St and N. Lake, 3 blocks south of the campus end of State St.)

The first floor of Gordon is a public dining hall. The second floor is the event center, which has rooms reserved for the Colloquium.

See the event location on the UW–Madison campus map

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2022 Keynote Speaker: Kevin Aho, PhD

2019 Keynote Speaker: Anne Basting, PhD