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A New Message from GSA President Terri Harvath

GSA President Terri Harvath delivers an important message about new COVID-19 safety protocols at The GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting.



A Message from GSA President Terri Harvath

GSA President Terri Harvath is looking forward to the invigorating on-site atmosphere of the GSA meeting. Listen to her describe what you can expect from the GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting.


Experience #GSA2021

The GSA Annual Scientific Meeting offers unrivaled opportunities for career development and networking. More than 3,500 researchers, clinicians, educators, and other professionals in the aging field will gather to learn about and discuss the latest trends, research, and key issues.



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A Rich, Dynamic Program

There’s always something happening at GSA 2021! Learn about the Top 10 Topics at this year’s meeting, and make your plan to get the most out of every minute by checking out our day-by-day schedule, pre-conference events, and featured speakers!


#GSA2021: By the Numbers


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Safety First

Our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our members, staff, vendors, and attendees of the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. GSA has adopted a Vaccination Required policy for all registered attendees at the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting. For those who either can’t make this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting or do not feel comfortable attending in-person, there is an on-demand viewing registration option. All attendees will have on-demand access to pre-recorded scientific sessions and poster sessions.



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See You in Phoenix!

The site of this year’s GSA Annual Scientific Meeting—the Phoenix Convention Center, as well as the nearby conference hotel, the Downtown Sheraton—is in the heart of a vibrant downtown that features live music, rooftop lounges, museums, theaters, art galleries, sports arenas, and more than 200 restaurants within easy walking distance. And where the desert meets the city, you can explore the mighty mountaintops and iconic vistas of the Sonoran Desert.



The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles more than 3,500 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.



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