The Cognitive Frailty Interdisciplinary Network harnesses knowledge of biological, health, environmental and psychosocial mechanisms of cognitive frailty across the lifespan so that we can develop integrated interventions.
The network is one of 11 Interdisciplinary Ageing Across the Life Course networks with the aim of transforming ageing research in the UK and integrating expertise and knowledge across disciplines.
Cognitive frailty is a condition characterised by the simultaneous presence of physical frailty and age-related cognitive impairment without existing dementia. There is a wealth of knowledge available on cognitive ageing, but there has been little progress in recent years in finding multi-dimensional interventions to prevent, rehabilitate, or reduce progression in cognitive frailty.
This network aims to bridge the gaps between basic, clinical and social science research. This will allow us to better understand how biological mechanisms relate to lifestyle factors, such as educational attainment, and environmental inequalities that correlate with cognitive frailty later in life.
Who can take part?
The ECR Summer School is aimed for Early Career researchers interested in Cognitive Frailty and Ageing from a wide range of disciplines, who would like to learn about working in an interdisciplinary manner.
ECR includes PhD Students, Research associates and assistants, people within 3 years of their first independent research role such as fellows or lecturers.
To be eligible to take part in the summer school, you need to be a member of the CFIN Network. If you are not already a member, you can join the network here.
Date and location:
The summer school starts at 11 am BST on 21st June and closes at 4 pm BST on 22nd June 2023.
The summer school takes place at Lancaster University (Health Innovation One building). We have a limited amount of funding available to cover accommodation and travel expenses within the UK.
ECRs can also take part in the summer school online, we are planning to have session recordings for international participants at different time zones.
What do I need to do now?
Save the date! We will send more information about the application process in a few weeks. In the meantime, feel free to forward this email to your colleagues or contacts who might be interested in in the ECR Summer school, and encourage them to join the network to receive updates on the ECR Summer school.
It is still subject to changes, but you can view the preliminary programme of the summer school here:
ECR Summer School – Preliminary programme