"The Art of Ageing" - Programme Overview











We are currently calling for abstracts for the 2017 conference, please find the Abstract Submission Form  

Please be aware that all abstracts are limited to 250 words and deadline for submission is 3rd February 2017 at 23.59 (GMT).

Symposia can be submitted, grouping up to 4 papers in the same theme. Details of the individual papers are not required, however, an overall symposium abstract should be included. Symposia can be submitted using the Symposium Submission Form

If you have any questions please contact our team on BSGconference2017@swansea.ac.uk.


Celebrating inclusivity and innovation, the Centre for Innovative Ageing alongside the BSG invite delegates to explore “The Art of Ageing”. The core theme of the conference reflects the diversity of gerontology in Swansea and across the world; from arts-based methodology to innovative dissemination and engagement strategies and, of course, not forgetting the style in which the population ages. This cultural turn is also reflected in the title of the conference “Do Not Go Gentle: Gerontology & A Good Old Age” incorporating the Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas and the ethos of ageing as a positive and stereotype-defying period of life.

Gerontology is a diverse discipline, approached in many complementary ways. This rich tapestry is something the conference seeks to embrace, encouraging abstract submissions from across the gamut of professions working with and for older people. To facilitate this, a range of conference sub-themes has been created to support the development of abstracts that can be grouped, to maximise their impact and the experience of all delegates.

The conference sub-themes are;

  •  Environments of Ageing
  •  Social & Supportive Relationships
  •  Participation & Inclusion
  •  Cognition & Dementia
  •  Cultural Gerontology
  •  Health & Social Care
  •  The Arts & Older People
  •  Minority & Diverse Populations

Download the BSG Conference Programme 2017 here 

Please note: The academic programme will be coming June 2017