Call for Abstracts-British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2017

The Centre for Innovative Ageing is hosting the British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2017 at the Bay Campus of Swansea University from the 5th-7th July. This international conference draws over 300 national and international delegates at the forefront of research, practice and policy regarding ageing and older adults. The conference, whilst having an international appeal, will still retain the flare of Wales, even down to the conference title including prose from Wales’ own Dylan Thomas:

“Do Not Go Gentle: Gerontology & A Good Old Age”

Reflecting the breadth and depth of global works on ageing, the conference theme “The Art of Ageing” focuses on the innovative approaches taken by UK researchers and those around the world in the field of social gerontology. The conference is organised around key sub-themes to provide guidance to those who wish to submit and attend: Environments of Ageing, Social & Supportive Relationships, Participation & Inclusion, Cognition & Dementia, Cultural Gerontology, Health & Social Care, The Arts & Older People, Minority & Diverse Populations.

Registration for the conference IS NOW OPEN and can be completed through the conference website

Abstract submission can also be made NOW through the conference website. Any questions about the conference can be sent to

On behalf of the Centre for Innovative Ageing, we look forward to welcoming you to Swansea in July 2017 to experience not only the best the world has to offer in terms of Gerontology but also the best that Wales has to offer in terms of food, culture and entertainment.