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Call for Abstracts

GSA continually strives to provide the gerontological community with the most advanced research and education. Present at this year’s Annual Scientific Meeting to an engaged audience of professional peers, gain exposure of your work, and advance your career.

The 2014 conference theme challenges researchers to present their best evidence on aging-related connections they investigate.

The abstract deadline has now passed. Look for the Late Breaker Poster Session details July 2014.

Call for Abstracts
Abstract Information

Important Dates
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – Online Abstract Submission Deadline
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – Pre-Conference Workshop Application Deadline
July 2014 – The Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, and Social Research, Policy and Practice Sections will jointly sponsor a “Late Breaker” Poster Session; details will be available in July.
Late July 2014 – Abstract Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Email Notifications

The program is organized around the four sections of The Gerontological Society of America: Biological Sciences; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Health Sciences; and Social Research, Policy, and Practice. When you submit an abstract, you are applying to one of these four sections. Note: The Biological Sciences symposia series topics have already been scheduled by the BS Program Chair.

Biological Sciences (BS)
Contributed paper and poster submissions are sought that report on research relevant to the fundamental biological processes of aging. Contributed paper submissions that are aligned with the already established symposia series topics are encouraged. The list of symposia topics is now available, click here to learn more about the biological sciences program.

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS)
Submissions are sought that address topics related to the full range of behavioral and social science issues in gerontology. Proposed symposia should include multiple perspectives on important scholarly and educational issues in gerontology and can be submitted by emerging scholars and all levels of professionals.

Health Sciences (HS)
Submissions are sought that reflect a broad range of multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary clinical, health services, epidemiologic, and translational research. Physicians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, therapists, doctoral trainee scientists, and other professionals conducting clinical and population research on the health of older persons will present and discuss their work with a multidisciplinary audience. Submissions that cross disciplinary boundaries are encouraged.

Social Research, Policy and Practice (SRPP)
Submissions are sought that address the promotion of the social well-being of older people through the scientific study of the social, political, and economic contexts of aging. Symposium submissions that emphasize a theoretical perspective are particularly sought. Also encouraged are abstract submissions that reflect scholarly collaboration between beginning and senior investigators. Each year, one SRPP symposium is designated as the Ollie Randall Symposium. This recognition is given to a high-quality submission that examines cutting edge issues with broad implications for policy or practice. All symposia submissions will automatically be considered.

Contact Us
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USC DavisThe Annual Scientific Meeting website is sponsored by the USC Davis School of Gerontology. For more information on programs, please visit