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Registration is Open for GSA 2021

The past year has clearly demonstrated the critical importance of GSA’s work and mission. The COVID-19 global pandemic has illuminated health inequities that have long existed in health care, especially regarding older adults and people of color. If ever there was a need for our community of researchers, clinicians, educators, and other professionals to share what we’ve learned, now is the time. 

The GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting will be online (live) from Wednesday, November 10, to Saturday, November 13. This format will allow scholars from the U.S. and around the world to safely attend and engage fully in the meeting. We will utilize technology incorporating a video conference platform to maximize interaction and dialogue among attendees. The live online meeting will allow the opportunity for all members, speakers, and attendees to safely attend and participate in this tour-de-force of aging scholarship.  

Annual Scientific Meeting Pricing - Online format

Registration Type Standard Registration
Member $518
Non-Member $887
Student Member $203
Student Non-Member $362
Transitional Member $243
Retired Member $383
Emeritus Member $333

Registration Refunds

*Beginning October 2, 2021: 

  • GSA will identify individuals who paid the standard rate and refund them the difference for the online only rate. No action required by the registrant. 
  • GSA will identify individuals who paid for luncheon/event tickets and refund them in full. No action required by the registrant. 

Cancellation requests for a full refund for the in-person meeting must be received in writing at by October 1, 2021.

Cancellation requests for the online only must be received in writing at by October 11, 2021, will be refunded minus a 25% nonrefundable cancellation fee. After October 11, 2021, refunds will not be issued for any reason. Refund requests for the cancellation fee will not be considered regardless of the registration category, amount paid, or when requested. No-shows to the GSA 2021 ASM Online meeting will not be refunded regardless of the reason, including conflicts that arise with a registrant's schedule or failure to test the computer connection prior to the online meeting. Failure to join the GSA 2021 ASM Online meeting as it takes place live (e.g., late arrivals or early departures) does not constitute a reason for a full or partial refund. A submitted online registration serves as acknowledgement, acceptance, and agreement of this cancellation policy.  

All cancellation requests will be processed within 5-7 business days of receipt and back on the original form of payment.

Any individual who registered for the in-person early-bird rate will automatically be converted to an ‘online only’ registrant at no additional cost.


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.



The Gerontological Society of America
1220 L Street NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20005
United States


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