quality, vitality and health in the 21st century


an international conference

23-25 April 2020, University of Copenhagen, Denmark





Acceptance and waiting list letters have now been circulated. In case your abstract has been accepted and you have yet to pay your registration fee (only relevant for those who have chosen to pay by bank transfer), you must do this by 1 December 2019 at the very latest. 

In cases where an abstract is not accepted and the registration fee has already been paid, a full refund will of course be given.

We have received 91 applications for travel bursary. We have awarded 70 bursaries with priority given to PhD students, junior scholars as well as scholars from less resourced parts of the world. Those who have not received a response to their application have been put on a waiting list in case some participants are unable to attend after all and therefore make use of their bursary.


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


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 - va@samf.ku.dk