quality, vitality and health in the 21st century


an international conference

23-25 April 2020, University of Copenhagen, Denmark








Dear Chronic Living participant,


We are pleased to share with you the wonderful news that we now have a final list of confirmed and registered participants. We are delighted that you will be joining us and we are especially happy that we have been able to provide a substantial number of travel grants that will help colleagues from around the world to join us here in Copenhagen.


We do realize that you may have preferences regarding when your panels/papers will be scheduled. Due to the volume of requests we have already received please be aware that we cannot guarantee that we can accommodate requests, we have a massive jigsaw puzzle ahead of us. Indeed, we recommend that you attend the entire three-day conference (you won’t regret it!), and we can absolutely guarantee that you will miss out if you don’t stay to the very end!


We will not be sharing a final programme until mid-to-late February. Until then, we can confirm that the conference will begin at 9am sharp on the 23rd of April and will finish at 6pm on the 25th of April, so do stay for the weekend and enjoy our wonderful city while you are here!


In the unlikely event that you will not be able to attend Chronic Living after all do let us know as we have unfortunately had to disappoint quite a few people.


Kind regards,

The organizing committee


Please visit this website regularly for updates, important messages will always be posted here on the front page of the conference website. Thank you! We are looking forward to an amazing event in April 2020.



16.10.2019 - It is now possible to book a room at Scandic hotel here



01.11.2019 - Abstract submission deadline

15.11.2019 - Application travel bursary deadline

22.11.2019 - Acceptance/rejection emails will be circulated

01.12.2019 - Conference fee payment deadline

February 2020 - conference programme will be circulated


Chronic Living is the final conference of the research project “The Vitality of Disease – Quality of Life in the Making” funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement 63927 – VITAL).


ORGANIZER: University of Copenhagen, The Faculty of Social Science - Øster Farimagsgade 5 - Copenhagen K - chronic-living@anthro.ku.dk