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A Message from GSA President, Terri Harvath

GSA President Terri Harvath delivers an important message about The GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting transitioning to an online format.


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


Expected Attendance


Symposia Accepted


Papers Accepted


Posters Accepted

Safety First - Online Format

After thorough and thoughtful consideration, the GSA Board of Directors has unanimously approved a transition to an all-online format. The GSA staff is moving forward to prepare the 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting to run live online from Wednesday, November 10, to Saturday, November 13.



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See You Online!

Dial in from the desert with Phoenix scene zoom backgrounds or send a saguaro salutation with Phoenix themed wallpapers, gifs, frames and more. Need some tunes to listen to while you work? Get pumped up for GSA 2021 Online with special Spotify playlists featuring artists who have called Phoenix home. 



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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