First Announcement: 47th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 4 – 6 July 2018.
Conference registration and abstract submission now open!
After such an outstanding conference at Swansea University, we are very pleased to launch our website for BSG 2018 in Manchester: https://www.britishgerontology.org Registration is now open, which may be particularly helpful to some delegates as budget and grant year ends fast approach!
The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford are delighted to be jointly hosting the 47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology in 2018. On behalf of the Society, we warmly welcome you to Manchester – a diverse and vibrant metropolis. It is a city rich in history, sport, art, culture and heritage, close to the stunning natural beauty of the Lake and Peak Districts, with superb national and international transport connections. Research into ageing is a priority for all of the Manchester universities. Manchester was the first UK city to acquire WHO ‘age friendly’ status and the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has stated his ambition for “Greater Manchester to be a real beacon of social justice to the rest of the country … to be the best place to grow up, the best place to get on, the best place to grow old”. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has created the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, whose priority is to make the area the first age-friendly city-region in the country, and a global centre of excellence for ageing, pioneering research, technology and new ideas. In all respects, this is a great city to be hosting the British Society of Gerontology Conference.
The theme for the Conference is Ageing in an Unequal World Shaping Environments for the 21st Century. Reflecting contemporary concerns from researchers, scholars, practitioners and older people around the world about the injustices associated with ageing in an unequal world, the conference asks the challenging question: how best to influence and shape environments of ageing for the coming century?
We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester in 2018.
With best wishes from the Conference Directors
|Professor Debora Price
President of the British Society of Gerontology, and Director of the
Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
The University of Manchester
|Professor Josie Tetley
Department of Nursing
Manchester Metropolitan University
|Dr Andrew Clark
School of Nursing, Midwifery,
Social Work and Social Sciences
University of Salford
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