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Welcome back to the ACADI newsletter, we hope you have had a happy and healthy start to 2024! We started the year off as busy as usual and we have some news to share with you all.

Legs Kanning Prize

Dr Sophie Pilleron was awarded the “Legs Kanning Prize” for her contributions to cancer research. The ceremony, held on the 18th of January, was hosted by Action LIONS at the headquarters of Banque International à Luxembourg (BIL). Please join us in congratulating her on this remarkable achievement. You can read more through the press release here:

Guest Speakers

On the 25th of January, ACADI hosted Dr Nicolò Battisti, the president of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), for an informative talk about the evidence-based precious approach for older adults with cancer. The talk was well attended and engaging, leading to interesting discussions and collaborative ideas. Thank you Dr Battisti and we look forward to working together soon!


Dr India Pinker was recently featured in LIH’s Ambassador video series in which she describes some of her work. You can watch it on any social media platform of your choice. To watch the video on LinkedIn, please click here.

Grant News

ACADI worked on several grants over the last year to expand our research. Unfortunately, we received news that our collaborative consortium grant, submitted for Horizon Europe funding, did not progress to the next round.

We are, however, thrilled to announce that another one of our collaborations, with the Socio-Economic, Environmental Health & Health Services (CARES) research unit in the Department of Precision Health, yielded positive results. This collaborative grant was retained for the second round of the CHANSE “Enhancing well-being for the future” funding call. This project aims to explore and map population-specific factors contributing to older adults’ well-being. If successful, the project hopes to provide culturally specific, local resources to help boost the well-being of older adults.

Until next time, keep well!