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October is Pre-Meeting Engagement Month! 

Connect with your sections, meet with interest groups, participate in webinars and engage in planning the next year of GSA programs and activities all during the month of October.  Having a separate month to attend these engagement events virtually will allow you to focus solely on the most pressing issues in the field of aging during the online annual meeting, November 10-13. 

Save the Date for: 

Section Business Meetings- October 25-29, Virtual. Hear a report on the year’s accomplishments, honor award recipients and new fellows, meet the 2022 section officers, and learn about 2022 plans and activities. Learn more about GSA’s member groups.  

Interest Group Meetings- GSA Interest Groups will be meeting virtually in the month of October. These meetings, open to members and non-members alike, are opportunities for networking, collaboration on research projects, and increased involvement for members around topics and issues that cut across disciplines. Learn more about GSA Interest Groups.  

GSA Governance Meetings- GSA members who are active volunteers in our leadership groups will participate in fourth-quarter meetings, new leader orientations, and end-of-year activities during the month of October. Learn more about GSA’s leadership groups.  

October Webinars- There will be several webinars offered in the month of October leading up to the Annual Scientific Meeting. Learn more about upcoming GSA Webinars

Memorial Service - Join GSA colleagues to honor the memory of those members who have passed away in the last year. Harvey L. Sterns, PhD, FGSA, FAPA, FAPS, FAGHE, will preside. Attendees will be invited to share remembrances.

Section Business Meetings

Section Date/Time Registration 
Health Sciences Monday, October 25, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                Register Here  
Biological Sciences Monday, October 25, 1:00 AM - 2:00 PM Register Here   
Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Tuesday, October 26, 1:00 - 2:00 PM  Register Here
Behavioral and Social Sciences Thursday, October 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM                      Register Here
Social Research Policy and Practice Thursday, October 28, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization  Friday, October 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Register Here
All times listed above are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
 

Webinars

Unequal Prospects for Working Longer, Before and After the Pandemic: What Can We Do?

Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00 PM EDT
Free for members, $25 for nonmenbers
Register

Covid Conversation #4: How well did older people and the caregiving workforce, formal and informal, adapt to the pandemic?

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
12:00 PM ET
Free for members; $25 for nonmembers

World Cafe: Current Research on Issues Related to Workplace Accommodation of Employees with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Onset Dementia?

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
4:00 PM EDT
Register

Integrated Census and Survey Data for Aging Research: An Introduction to IPUMS

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
12:00 PM EDT
Free for members; $25 for nonmembers
Register

Applying the Science of Behavior Change to Intervention Development for Diverse Older Adults

Monday, November 15, 2021
1 to 2:30 p.m. ET, Session I – Exemplary Studies
4 to 5:30 p.m. ET, Session II – Supporting Further Research
Free for members; $75 for nonmembers
Register

Interest Group Meetings

Interest Group Date/Time Registration
Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Persons Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:30 AM          Register Here
Age-Friendly University (AFU) Tuesday, October 12, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here   
Aging Among Asians Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM             Register Here
Aging Veterans: Effects of Military Service across the Life Course   Thursday, October 7, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Aging Workforce Monday, October 18, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Register Here   
Aging, Alcohol and Addictions Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Register Here
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Tuesday, October 12, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Register Here
Assisted Living Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Behavioral Interventions for Older Adults Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Brain Monday, October 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Cancer and Aging Friday, October 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Chinese Gerontology Studies Thursday, October 14, 9:00 - 10:30 PM Register Here
Community College Monday, October 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Directors of Aging Centers Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Disasters and Older Adults Friday, October 15, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Dyadic Research on Health and Illness Across the Adult Lifespan Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Register Here
Economics of Aging Thursday, October 21, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Register Here
Environmental Gerontology Thursday, October 7, 1:00 -2:00 PM Register Here
Family Caregiving Friday, October 15, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Geriatric Education Wednesday, October 6, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Register Here
Grandparents as Caregivers Friday, October 15, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Health Behavior Change Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Register Here
HIV, AIDS and Older Adults Wednesday, October 6, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Register Here
Hospice, Palliative and End-of-Life Care Tuesday, October 12, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Register Here
Hospital Elder Life Program Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Human-Animal Interaction Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Indigenous Peoples Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Intergenerational Learning, Research, and Community Engagement Thursday, October 7, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
International Aging and Migration Monday, October 4, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Register Here
International Comparisons of Healthy Aging Thursday, October 14, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Register Here
Japanese and Japanese American Aging Studies  Thursday, October 21, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Register Here
Korean/Korean American and Aging Thursday, October 21, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Register Here
Lifelong Disabilities Wednesday, October 13, 10:00 - 11:30 AM Register Here
Loneliness and Social Isolation Thursday, October 7, 1:00 -2:00 PM Register Here
Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design Monday, October 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Mental Health Practice and Aging Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Nursing Care of Older Adults Thursday, October 14, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Nutrition Monday, October 18, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Oral Health Tuesday, October 5, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Register Here
Paid Caregiving Thursday, October 14, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Patient/Person Engagement in Research Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 PM Register Here
Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research Thursday, October 14, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Register Here
Qualitative Research Wednesday, October 13, 12:00 - 1:30 PM Register Here
Rainbow Research Group Friday, October 15, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Religion, Spirituality and Aging Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Register Here
Research in Quality of Care Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Register Here
Rural Aging Wednesday, October 20, 1:00 - 3:00 PM Register Here
Sensory Health  Thursday, October 21, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Register Here
Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Aging Thursday, October 21, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Register Here
Systems Research in Long-Term Care Thursday, October 21, 1:00 -2:30 PM Register Here
Technology and Aging Thursday, October 14, 4:00 - 5:30 PM Register Here
Women's Issues Tuesday, October 12, 4:00 -5:30 PM Register Here

All times listed above are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Memorial Service Listing

GSA Memorial Service
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
3:00 to 4:30 PM ET

Join GSA colleagues to honor the memory of those members who have passed away in the last year. Harvey L. Sterns, PhD, FGSA, FAPA, FAPS, FAGHE, will preside. Attendees will be invited to share remembrances.

The following members will be recognized:

  • Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya, MD, FRCP
  • Elias S. Cohen, JD, FGSA
  • Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD
  • Jeffrey Ethan Escher, MD, FGSA
  • Marilyn Hennessy
  • Tom Hickey, DrPH, FGSA, FAGHE
  • Kathryn Hyer, MPP, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
  • Boaz Kahana, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
  • Arnold J. Kahn, PhD
  • Judith Kasper, PhD
  • Miriam Kelty, PhD
  • Phoebe Stone Liebig, PhD, FGSA, FAGHE
  • John Hugh Mather, MBBS, FACPE, FGSA
  • Arnold Mitnitski, PhD, FGSA
  • James C. Romeis, PhD, FGSA
  • Johannes J.F. Schroots, PhD, FGSA
  • Steven P. Wallace, PhD, FGSA
  • Mary Wylie, PhD, FGSA

Register Here

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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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