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GSA Invites You to a June 13 Congressional Briefing on the Impact of Obesity as We Age

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites you to a congressional briefing:

Title: The Impact of Obesity as We Age.
When: Thursday, June 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. ET
Where: 2008 Rayburn House Office Building
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GSA is a professional membership organization committed to promoting the best available interdisciplinary aging research to advance innovations in practice and policy. This is especially key to managing the chronic condition of obesity in our healthcare system.

Older adults, 65 and older, with obesity and overweight require access to proven treatment options and care to improve overall health and reduce other related health care costs. This briefing will feature medical and patient perspectives. Panelists will discuss the importance of the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (H.R. 4818/S. 2407) in securing access to care and why this is especially important for all of us as we age.


  • Patricia M. D'Antonio, BSPharm, MS, MBA, BCGP, Gerontological Society of America


  • Michael G. Knight, MD, MSHP, FACP, The George Washington University
  • Kathryn Porter Starr, PhD, RDN, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Jennifer L. Pettis, MS, RN, CNE, Gerontological Society of America

Refreshments will be provided.


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure includes a nonpartisan public policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and GSA is also home to the National Center to Reframe Aging and the National Coordinating Center for the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research.

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