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Pre-Conference Events

Pre-Conference Events

Connect with your sections, meet with interest groups, participate in webinars and preconference workshops, and engage in planning the next year of GSA programs and activities all during the month of October.  Having a separate month for these activities will allow you to focus solely on the most pressing issues in the field of aging during the annual meeting, November 4-7.

Pre-Conference Workshops

October Webinars

Interest Group Meetings

Section Business Meetings

GSA Governance Meetings

ESPO Informal Chats

Schedule of Events

All times are Eastern. Schedule subject to change.

Pre-Conference Workshops

GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop Virtual Meeting for Early Career Diversity Fellows

  • October 28 & 29, 2020 • 12pm-4pm Virtual Meeting
  • Co-Chairs: Patricia Heyn, Keith Whitfield, and Patricia D’Antonio
    Faculty: Shani Bardach, Walter Boot, Ruth Dunkle, J Taylor Harden, Roland Thorpe, Tam Perry, Jaron Lockett and Carmen Sceppa.
  • This unique Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop program is tailored to suit the needs of trainees from diverse backgrounds. This exceptional educational and networking opportunity supports professional training and growth among early career trainees from underrepresented background. The workshop content was designed to provide trainees with rich and diverse professional experiences and specialized gerontological education and mentoring activities. This workshop is designed to empower trainees for successful career development and strategic planning. Comprehensive information related to mentoring, career development, professional networks and leadership will be discussed with the ultimate goal to produce a successful, well-prepared and empowered diverse workforce to contribute to the future of aging research.

Through a grant from the NIA, GSA can offer up to 50 grants to students and post-doctoral fellows from underrepresented groups to participate in the workshop. To apply, review the requirements and submit a completed application by September 21, 2020, 5:00PM ET.

  • Award Requirements and Application
  • Awardees must attend the workshop in its entirety and attend the GSA 2020 Online Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop is supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13AG062151.

Webinars

For more information on these webinars and instructions on how to register, click here.

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm- Part I: Enhancing Economic Security for Older Low-Wage Workers (Equity, Justice, and Inclusion for Older Workers: Recommendations and Solutions Series)

Thursday, October 1, 12:00pm-1:00pm- Cognitive Function, Physical Function, and Accelerometry in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP Advancing Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Series, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online)

Wednesday, October 14, 12:00pm-1:00pm- University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Collaborating Sites Data Sources (HIV and Aging: Data Access, Availability, and Research Funding Opportunities Webinar Series)

Thursday, October 15, 12:00pm-1:00pm- Sensory Functioning and the Remote Assessment of Biological and Performance Measures in the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP Advancing Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Series, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online)

Thursday, October 29, 12:00pm-1:00pm- Part II: Systems of Inequality Affecting Older Workers (Equity, Justice, and Inclusion for Older Workers: Recommendations and Solutions Series)

Interest Group Meetings

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on how to register. To read more about GSA Interest groups, click here.

Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of Older Persons

Thursday, October 22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Age-Friendly University (AFU)

Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Aging Among Asians

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Aging Workforce                                                                                  

Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET          

 Register Here

Aging, Alcohol and Addictions

Thursday, October 22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Alzheimer's Disease Research

Friday, October 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Assisted Living

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Behavioral Interventions for Older Adults

Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Cancer and Aging

Thursday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Chinese Gerontology Studies

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Community College

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Directors of Aging Centers

Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Disasters and Older Adults

Friday, October 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Dyadic Research on Health and Illness Across the Adult Lifespan

Thursday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Economics of Aging

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Environmental Gerontology

Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Epidemiology of Aging

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Family Caregiving

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

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Geriatric Education

Friday, October 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

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Grandparents as Caregivers

Thursday, October 22, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Health Behavior Change

Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

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HIV, AIDS and Older Adults

Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Hospice, Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Hospital Elder Life Program

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

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Human-Animal Interaction

Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

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Indigenous Peoples

Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Intergenerational Learning, Research, and Community Engagement

Friday, October 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

International Aging and Migration

Tuesday, October 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

International Comparison of Healthy Aging

Thursday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

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Korean/Korean American and Aging

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Loneliness and Social Isolation

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design

Monday, October 19, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Mental Health Practice and Aging

Thursday, October 8, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Nursing Care of Older Adults

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Nutrition

Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

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Oral Health

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Patient/Person Engagement in Research Interest Group (PPER-IG)

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Qualitative Research

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Rainbow Research Group

Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Reminiscence, Life Story and Narrative: Research and Practice

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

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Research in Quality of Care

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Rural Aging

Friday, October 16, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Sensory Health 

Thursday, October 15, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Aging

Monday, October 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Systems Research in Long-Term Care

Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

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Technology and Aging

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Transportation and Aging

Wednesday, October 7, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

 Register Here

Women's Issues

Tuesday, October 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

 Register Here

Section Business Meetings

Registration information coming soon. 

The Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education- Wednesday, November 4, 10:00am-11:00am

Behavioral and Social Sciences- Tuesday, October 27, 11:00am-12:00pm 

Biological Sciences- TBD

Emerging Professionals and Scholar Organization- TBD 

Health Sciences- Thursday, November 5, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Social Research, Policy, and Practice- Thursday, October 29, 12:30pm-1:30pm 

GSA Governance Meetings

For more information about these activities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Board of Directors Meeting- Wednesday, October 28, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Board of Directors Orientation Webinar- Tuesday, October 20, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Governance Committee- Thursday, October 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Membership Committee- TBD

Program, Publications, and Products Committee- TBD

New Section Officer Orientation Webinar- Friday, October 16, 3:00pm-4:00pm

ESPO Informal Chats

Thursday, October 8, 5:00pm-6:00pm- Dissertation writing group Informal Chat: the Who, How and Why, Register Here

Monday, October 19, 1:00pm-2:00 pm- It’s only a year (or so): securing an internship and post-doctoral fellowship following graduate school, Register Here

Tuesday, October 20, 5:00pm-6:00 pm- The inside scoop on writing and publishing your academic work, Register Here

 

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