EIT Health Ageing PhD School

Ageing@EITHealth PhD School

Ageing@EITHealth is a pan-European doctoral programme that brings together EIT Health academic and non-academic partners to train a new generation of PhD specialists in gerontology, neuroscience and epidemiology with solid innovation and entrepreneurship competencies.

Message by M. Cristina Polidori:

We are very proud and honoured to host the second module of 2022 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Course "Frailty: Hands on delivery of care for a rapidly changing society" from September 12th to September 23rd, 2022 within the EIT Health Ageing PhD School. After the successful 2021 and 1st module of 2022 editions "Frailty in Real-life and its Translational Implications", we are delighted to host once more world-recognized scientists in the field of Aging Medicine and Geriatrics, Biochemistry, Biogerontology, Sociology/Public Health, Technology and Industry. The aim of the I&E courses is to offer an update on the state-of-the-art on aging and frailty through a comprehensive perspective on its several facets. Research outlooks, translational implications and real-life simulations as well as know-do gap-related challenges are discussed in depth to put the spotlight on specific needs for relevant, modern study designs. Representatives from the fields of career development and biostatistics enrich the course’s contents with insights on new approaches and methodology aimed at strengthening 21st century-aging research and personalized medicine.  

We are deeply grateful to all contributors for the high level of excellence brought in the course.  We sincerely thank the numerous participants for the lively discussion and positive feedback to the previous editions and look forward to the 2022 I&E advanced course!
M. Cristina Polidori
on behalf of the scientific organization and program management team of the EIT Health Ageing PhD School


Information about the courses

As part of the EIT Health PhD School, two related modules are offered by Prof. Polidori: 

I ) I&E Advanced course Frailty in real life and its translational aspects (Spring 2022)
II) I&E Advanced course Frailty: Hands on delivery of care for a rapidly changing society (Autumn 2022) (ONLINE) REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW

More about the two related modules by M. Cristina Polidori

Ageing is not only a heterogeneous process in which age-related changes occur in a continuum from organ integrity to pathology, it is also a complex process mainly characterized by multifactoriality. With the dramatic increase of the older multimorbid population, the organ-centered approach based upon the algorithm “one-cause-one-mechanism-one-therapy” is being strongly challenged. Older persons with diminished organ reserve and increased susceptibility to system failure, which are defined as frail, benefit extremely from age-attuned medical multidimensional interdisciplinary management. It is important to note that frailty, as the field of action of geriatrics, is a dynamic process which is reversible if adequately managed. Therefore, its identification in the population is essential for prevention as well as effective treatment.

In these courses, students will be taught the concept and principles of ageing and frailty in lectures, seminars and workshops by leading experts in the field. Students will learn about the importance of ageing research for innovation in the medical sector.


Schedule for the module "Frailty: Hands on delivery of care for a rapidly changing society"

Biosketches of Speakers

Interested in specific topics?

If you are interested in participating in specific lectures but are not part of the EIT Health PhD school, you can register via this website.

Registration open now for "Frailty: Hands on delivery of care for a rapidly changing society"

Registration to the whole lecture series or individual events is now open to everybody via the following link:


Past summer school editions: speakers overview

M. Cristina Polidori on topics of frailty

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Prof. Dr. M. Cristina Polidori


Full Professor and Head of Ageing Clinical Research/Leitung Klinische Altersforschung, Dpt. II of Internal Medicine/Klinik II für Innere Medizin

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50937 Köln

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