Welcome to the Hybrid Symposium: 18th Key Symposium
October 28-29, 2022* in Okinawa, Japan

Longevity and Healthy Ageing: What can we learn from Blue Zones?


The 18th Key symposium of the Journal of Internal Medicine and the Swedish Royal Academy of Science “LONGEVITY AND HEALTHY AGEING: WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM BLUE ZONES?” will be held on October 28-29, 2022 in Okinawa, Japan. Leading international scientists will review and discuss the latest epidemiological, mechanistic and interventional aspect of longevity and healthy ageing during two full days of talks.

Okinawa, Japan, known for its high number of centenarians, healthy diet and lifestyle will be the perfect location for inspiring speakers and delegates to interact, update and progress the research field.

Welcome to Okinawa!


*Originally scheduled for October 29-30, 2021. Postponed to 2022 due to Coronavirus restrictions.


Organized by:


Officially Endorsed by:
The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences 


Background: The Key Symposia are organised by the Journal of Internal Medicine and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. These international meetings, within the research areas at the forefront of internal medicine, are arranged in honour of Professor Axel Key, who was a member of the Academy and chairman of Karolinska Institutet in the mid-19th century, and a pioneer in clinical medicine. He was also the founder of the first Swedish medical journal Medicinskt Archiv, later Acta Medica Scandinavica and, since 1989, Journal of Internal Medicine (JIM).