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BSG 2018 47th Annual Conference
Ageing in an Unequal World: Shaping Environments for the 21st Century
Event Type:
International Conference
04 July 2018 - 06 July 2018
The University of Manchester
Abstract Deadline:
24 January 2018
REGISTER NOW! - Early Bird Deadline 26 April 2018

The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford are delighted to be jointly hosting the 47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology in 2018. On behalf of the Society, we warmly welcome you to Manchester – a diverse and vibrant metropolis. It is a city rich in history, sport, art, culture and heritage, close to the stunning natural beauty of the Lake and Peak Districts, with superb national and international transport connections. Research into ageing is a priority for all of the Manchester universities. Manchester was the first UK city to acquire WHO ‘age friendly’ status and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has stated his ambition for “Greater Manchester to be a real beacon of social justice to the rest of the country … to be the best place to grow up, the best place to get on, the best place to grow old”. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has created the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, whose priority is to make the area the first age-friendly city-region in the country, and a global centre of excellence for ageing, pioneering research, technology and new ideas. In all respects, this is a great city to be hosting the British Society of Gerontology Conference.

The theme for the Conference is Ageing in an Unequal World Shaping Environments for the 21st Century. Reflecting contemporary concerns from researchers, scholars, practitioners and older people around the world about the injustices associated with ageing in an unequal world, the conference asks the challenging question: how best to influence and shape environments of ageing for the coming century?

Addressing the needs of our rapidly ageing world requires collaboration across a wide range of academic disciplines, a fostering of intellectual ideas, communication across professional practices, and participatory methods involving older people and their wider communities. The British Society of Gerontology is a leading forum for the advancement of gerontological research and knowledge across the United Kingdom, and our annual conferences attract attendees from around the world. Whether new to research on ageing, a first-time attendee, a PhD student or a long-established member, whether interested in older people, ageing populations or intergenerational issues, at the conference you will discover a stimulating, diverse and engaging network of academics, students, researchers, policy makers and practitioners. Our common goal is to advance gerontological research, education, theory and practice in order to ensure improved quality of life for all.

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester in 2018.

With best wishes from the Conference Directors
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