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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.

Special Interest Groups are a key focus of BSG activities. SIGs can play an important part in developing capacity by drawing together people through SIG events and promoting the work of the British Society of Gerontology. The SIGs should also work to encourage abstract submissions/attendance at the annual conference, which would in turn increase potential membership numbers. The creation of some more ‘strategic SIGs could enhance links to other organisations such as those linked to professional/practice

Disciplines such as, but not limited to: nursing, social work, psychology and the arts. 

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.
  • will submit an annual report for Generations Review.
  • 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