Discover the newest innovations in research, clinical practice, and education across the broad array of disciplines that come together under gerontology’s big tent, from biosciences and psychology to policy and industry. With more than 500 scientific sessions, as well as posters, award-winning lecturers and other featured speakers, you’re guaranteed to learn about the latest cutting-edge scholarship and innovations in your own specialty, and gain valuable new insights into what’s happening across the spectrum of aging research.
GSA 2021 offers an unmatched breadth of high-level research, with more than 3,000 symposia, papers, and posters accepted this year. The breakdown:
- 1,200 Symposia presentations
- 700 Paper presentations
- 1,400 Poster presentations
The abstracts include a broad range of scholarship focused on social and health equity, diversity, and inclusion. The past year, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic and increased social justice movements, has turned a harsh spotlight on issues related to inequities in health care, particularly among people of color, and systemic racism. More than 825 abstracts have been accepted that address social and health equity, diversity, and inclusion at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting, including:
- Almost 150 symposia
- More than 325 Papers
- Approximately 350 Posters
The live online format allows scholars from the U.S. and around the world to share their scholarship. A video conference platform will be incorporated to maximize interaction and dialogue among attendees.
- Symposiua, paper, and poster presenters will be required to pre-record their presentations for on-demand viewing; this will enable registrants to access all scholarship presented, these presentations will be available until December 31, 2021.
- Each symposium and paper session will be convened live using a video conferencing platform; session chairs will manage the live presentations and Q&A, and discussants will participate.
- Poster sessions will be on-demand only with no live presentation; attendees will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A with presenters asynchronously.