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Book your place: ELSA 20th Anniversary Conference

Bookings are now open for ELSA 20th Anniversary Conference taking place at the Royal Society, London on Thursday 11th May.

The conference will celebrate 20 years of ELSA, with 10 waves of data collection and two special waves collected during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

The conference programme will focus on central issues studied in ELSA, with presentations followed by panel discussions addressing scientific and policy implications. Among the topics will be:

  • Inequalities in later life

  • Cross-national comparisons of ageing trajectories

  • Cognitive decline and dementia

  • ELSA and the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Work and retirement

Poster session

There will also be a poster session and researchers interested in presenting posters utilising ELSA data should send an abstract to before Wednesday 5th April.

Abstracts should be fewer than 400 words and structured into 4 sections: Background; Methods; Results; Conclusions.

Please include some results including statistical tests where appropriate in your abstract, but no tables, figures, or references.

If your abstract is successful, you will be notified before the end of April. If you have any queries, please email


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