GSA Workshops

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*If you have previously been active with The Gerontological Society of America, you should have an existing account. If unsure, click “Forgot your password” to see if your e-mail address is in the system.

TRANSLATING GEROSCIENCE INTO PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHSPAN: Advances in the Biology of Aging, Biomarkers and Pharmacologic, Nutritional, Exercise and Social Interventions

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Noon to 3 pm ET
See registration instructions above
$52 for members; $65 for nonmembers

The public, law and policy makers, and even those in the field of aging and aging care are not fully aware that biological aging is now being delayed, even reversed, and can prevent or delay chronic diseases of aging. In this jam-packed interactive workshop, “Rock Stars” of geroscience, chronic disease medicine, policy and industry discuss:

  • stunning past and imminent milestones in aging biology
  • common roots and potential common solutions to diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer
  • accelerating developments in biological clocks and other biomarkers of aging due to new technologies like sensors gathering Big Data, AI and multiple ‘-omics’
  • cutting-edge issues in clinical and regulatory development of interventions targeting aging
  • latest learnings in nutrition, supplements, intermittent fasting, exercise and social/behavioral steps to slow aging and increase healthspan (that portion of life free of debilitating diseases)
  • initiatives in the US and around the world in government policy to realize the “longevity dividend” of trillions in healthcare cost savings and economic opportunity and the cultivation of a society that values the experience and wisdom of elders and views them as assets, not liabilities
  • views from industry and finance on the longevity space, the ‘internet’ of the coming decade(s)
  • the critical contributions of a ‘geroprotective’ strategy to deal with COVID-19 and the inevitable future pandemics

Join this ‘must see’ workshop for an introduction/review/brain-storming round table/call to action on the greatest healthcare challenge and opportunity of this 21st century, subsuming the Wars on Diabetes, Obesity, Alzheimer’s and Cancer.

Designed by Kinexum (kinexum.com) and the Kitalys Institute (kitalys.org), the organizers of the acclaimed Metabesity conferences (see metabesity2020.com), confirmed speakers include:

  • Larry Steinman, MD (Stanford; co-discoverer of the MS drug Tysabri)
  • Alexander Fleming, MD (Kinexum; lead medical reviewer that approved metformin at FDA)
  • Matt Kaebelein, PhD (UW; Biological Sections Chair of GSA)]
  • Nir Barzilai, MD (Albert Einstein; PI of the Targeting Aging with Metformin Trial; author of Age Later)
  • Brian Leyland-Jones, MB, BS, PhD, FRACP, FCPC (National Foundation for Cancer Research)]
  • Steve Horvath, PhD (UCLA; discoverer of the DNA methylation epigenetic clock)
  • Lucy Rose (Founder and President of The Cost of Loneliness Project)
  • Dan Belsky, PhD (Columbia)
  • David Fox, JD (Partner at Hogan Lovells and former Associate Chief Counsel, FDA)
  • Ed Saltzman (Executive Chairman of Cello Health BioConsulting, formerly Defined Health)
  • Dennis Purcell (Founder and Senior Advisor to Aisling Capital)
  • Joan Mannick, MD (co-founder and CMO of resTORbio, in Phase 3 with a ‘rapalog’ for COVID-19)
  • and others to be announced

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

October 28 and 29, 2020
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
See registration instructions above
$99 for members; $120 for nonmembers

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.

Presented by:

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.

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.

Access to Care and Improved Outcomes for Diverse Populations With Cognitive Impairments

Monday, November 2, 2020
Noon to 3 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
$52 for members; $65 for nonmembers

The workshop will examine individual, provider, and systems factors that result in disparities of access and outcomes for people with dementia. Issues from the research agenda that resulted from the 2018 and 2020 Dementia Care Summit will also be discussed. The focus of this session will be on the research needs in diverse communities on access to dementia care, the role of informal care in formal care, and community-level interventions that can improve the diagnosis, treatment, and support of diverse older adults with Alzheimer’s disease.

Learning Objectives

  • To understand individual, provider, and systems factors that result in disparities of access and outcomes for diverse populations with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease–related dementias.
  • To learn about ways to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and support of diverse older adults with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • To be aware of the National Institute of Health’s priority issues and research agenda that have emerged from their Dementia Care Summits.

This 2020 RCMAR Workshop is in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.