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BSG Annual Conference 2022



BSG Annual Conference 2022 hosted by UWE, Bristol - Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th July 2022 

Given the events that occurred during the pandemic, there is no better time to consider the impact of societal changes on older adults in the 'new normal'. Older adults worldwide have experienced months of exclusion from society to protect their health. One of the many issues that our response to COVID-19 has highlighted is the need to feel connected to others. Of course, this does not have to mean being physically present in the company of others. Quality communications via digital technology offer much. We are only too aware that a time of crisis may occur at any point. We must be physically and mentally prepared for such situations in the future. Because of this, the need for building inclusive communities and fostering individual and collective resilience is of paramount importance - our theme, ‘Better Futures for Older People - Towards Resilient and Inclusive Communities’, captures this sentiment.

Planning for the 51st Annual BSG Conference is underway and we are delighted to announce speakers for three plenary sessions:  

Professor Sandra Torres (Professor of Sociology & Chair of Social Gerontology, Uppsala University, Sweden), Professor Richard Cheston (Professor of Dementia Research, UWE, Bristol) and Dr Sahdia Parveen (Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford) will jointly deliver a plenary session with Professor Merryn Gott (Associate Head – Research, The University of Auckland) also confirmed.

 Further information on these speakers and our final plenary speaker will follow in the coming weeks.