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Conference Programme

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology hosted online by Lancaster University from 7 - 9 July 2021. 

 The theme of the 2021 conference is ‘Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change’.

The conference will be organised in streams reflecting the conference sub-themes, as well as an open stream. The conference sub-themes are:

  • Ageing and resilience in adversity
  • Changing connections and relationships
  • Changing responses to age-related health conditions
  • Diversity and culture in later life: where are we now and where are we going?
  • Gender diversity and sexuality in later life: where are we now and where are we going?
  • Health and social care practices, innovations and futures
  • Health innovation and technology
  • Housing for ageing in the 21st century
  • Impact of and response to Covid-19: lessons for future pandemics
  • Innovation in theories, methods and critical perspectives
  • Maintaining health and well-being in later life
  • Retirement and changing working lives in later life
  • Social participation, citizenship and co-production in a changing world
  • Sustainability and health in the environment
  • The arts, leisure and older consumers

More information about the programme will be released in due course. We look forward to virtually welcoming you to our conference!

Key Deadlines & Dates

1 July 2020
Abstract Submission Now Open
6 January 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline
25 March 2021
Abstract Notifications
29 April 2021
Early Bird Registration Deadline
6 July 2021
The ERA Pre-Conference Event
7 July 2021 to 9 July 2021
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