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    General information

    The BSG 2011 organising committee are delighted to announce that the University of Plymouth and the Faculty of Health will be hosting the BSG 2011 conference. The University of Plymouth is conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the rail station with easy road access via the M5 and A38 and air connections to major UK cities via Plymouth City Airport.

    Conference Theme:
    Understanding and Promoting the Value of Older Age

    Sub-Themes to include:


    • Social and Community Engagement
    • Innovations in Health and Social Care
    • Ageing Bodies/Ageing Minds
    • Intergenerational Relations
    • Well-Being and Quality of Life
    • Arts and Humanities Perspectives on Older Age
    • Narrative and Other Research Approaches
    • The Role of Technologies
    • Open Stream

    Keynote Speakers

    We are pleased to confirm the following speakers:

    • Andrew Achenbaum, Professor of History and Social Work, University of Houston, USA
    • Norah Keating, Professor of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Christina Victor, Professor of Public Health, Brunel University, UK

    University of Plymouth

    The University of Plymouth and the Faculty of Health include staff from across the disciplines active in research and practice in the field of ageing. A Festival of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for Older People to be held as a pre-conference event will highlight the specialist area of ICT and older people at the University.