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Conference Programme

Welcome to the British Society of Gerontology 48th Annual Conference 2019 at the University of Liverpool, to be held from 10-12 July 2019. The theme of the 2019 conference is ‘Resilience and Living Well in Local Communities’.

It is a pleasure to announce that our renowned keynote speakers for the 2019 conference will include Gill Windle and Chris Todd. They will address the conference in two thought-provoking plenaries on this theme, with an additional exciting keynote speaker to be confirmed soon. In addition to these plenaries, three flagship symposia will be held on the opening day focusing on interdisciplinarity in gerontological research and delegates have the opportunity to attend presentations on a wide range of topics throughout the conference.

The conference will be organised in streams reflecting the conference sub-themes, as well as an open stream. The conference sub-themes are: Ageing Now; Social Inequalities; Transitions in Older Age; History, Culture and Diversity; Multidisciplinarity; and Relationships. In line with our conference theme we will be engaging with local community organisations to showcase their contributions to the ageing agenda.

This year we are also introducing an extended poster session where people will have the opportunity to present and discuss their research based on their poster format. We hope to encourage poster submissions as a way of stimulating engaging conversations, especially amongst early-career researchers. Research posters will be on display throughout the conference and the Stirling Prize will be awarded for the best student poster presentation.

We are also delighted to be hosting a Welcome Reception on Wednesday 10 July, and our Conference Dinner will be held on Thursday 11 July at the Mountford Hall in the Guild of Students, entertained by the very popular local tribute band, The Back Beat Beatles. The conference will end at 16:00 on Friday 12 July, and we do hope we can encourage you to stay in town to visit our historic city and region for the weekend at least. More details on our social programme will be announced soon.

While the main conference begins on Wednesday 10 July, we also hold an annual pre-conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing, our ERA network, which is aimed at students, early career researchers, and established researchers or practitioners who might be transitioning to ageing research. This will begin on Tuesday 9 July and end on Wednesday morning in good time for you to join the main conference on Wednesday.

We look forward to welcoming you in Liverpool!

Ageing Bites

BSG Ageing Bites is a series of short bite size films each highlighting a different aspect of ageing or ageing issue available on our YouTube channel. If you would like to film an Ageing Bite (free of charge) whilst in Liverpool, please contact the BSG Secretariat for more information. Alternatively, If you already have some film material from a research project or through other work that you think would be suitable, please share it with us.