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Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

The over arching aims of BSG Special Interest Groups are to strengthen research, policy and practice impact in ageing related work through knowledge exchange and public involvement.

In partnership with/With the generous support of our publication partner Cambridge University Press the BSG will support a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs). The SIGs are another way in which the Society aims to support and promote the work of our members. SIGs are designed to bring together BSG members who share a specific interest and support activities to further our knowledge in these areas. Any member of the BSG is eligible to propose a SIG. The SIGs also provide forums for BSG members to engage with a wide group of stakeholders in their particular field of interest. Although the SIG must be initiated and chaired by a BSG member SIG members are not required to be BSG members. As such it is hoped that SIGs could play a crucial role in enhancing links to other organisations such as those linked to professional/practice.

The key criteria are that Special Interest Groups:

-should be chaired by a member of BSG and must have at least 3 BSG members at its foundation.
you do not need to be a member of BSG to join a SIG or to be part of a learned society - of course we hope, that in time, all members of a SIG will become members of BSG.
- should aim to submit at least one symposium to the BSG Annual Conference.
- will report to the BSG Executive Committee.
- contribute to Ageing Issues blog on issues relevant to the SIG
- will maintain a bespoke web-page on the BSG Website outlining the work and achievements of the SIG.

Application to become or join a SIG should be made to the British Society of Gerontology Executive Committee via Professor Josie Tetley j.tetley@mmu.ac.uk