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Upcoming Webinars

Mentoring the Mentor: How to Guide/Mentor/Advise Nursing Doctoral Students to a Successful Dissertation

Monday, July 18, 2022
5 to 6 p.m. ET
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Free for everyone

Are you a faculty member who is called to mentor PhD students, but would appreciate more training in this role? During this interactive session, we will explore issues facing new mentors, hear a presentation from Dr. Christine Williams, “Real-World Guidance in becoming a Successful Doctoral Faculty Mentor,” and break into smaller groups to discuss common stresses and new solutions.

Presented by: 

  • Christine Williams, DNSc, APRN, PMHNP-BC, AHNCC-NC-BC, FGSA, Professor Emeritus, Florida Atlantic University

This program is sponsored by the GSA Nursing Care of Older Adults Interest Group

Tailoring Your Manuscripts (GSA Manuscript Writing and Reviewer Skills Program)

Tuesday, July 19, 2022
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
Free for members; $25 for nonmembers

The value of publishing in gerontology extends beyond the investigator to other researchers, scholars, practitioners, and ultimately improvements in life for older adults and society alike. With this in mind, GSA is offering a live webinar series with practical advice on manuscript writing and reviewing. Graduate students and emerging professionals as well as experienced scholars who want to hone their writing and reviewing skills and become more involved in the publishing process will benefit from the hands-on practice, discussion of the “human side” of publishing, pointers from authors of manuscripts accepted by journals, and the insiders’ view with a panel of editors on what constitutes a good paper.

Presented by:

  • Deborah Carr, PhD, FGSA, Boston University
  • Allyson S. Graf, PhD, Northern Kentucky University
  • Brandy Wallace, PhD, FGSA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Insights and Implications of ICD-11 Codes Related to Aging

Monday, July 25, 2022
12 p.m. to 1 p.m. ET
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Free for members; $25 for nonmembers

The recently published ICD-11 is the eleventh revision of the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). ICD is a common language for the reporting and monitoring of disease in countries around the world. ICD codes are widely used by clinicians, researchers, funders, governments, public health agencies, and insurance providers to report diagnoses. The data can be used to track disease prevalence and epidemics, and they allow for comparisons across ages and geographic areas, including the reporting of worldwide, national, or regional mortality and morbidity statistics. Data collection based on ICD codes can also be used to predict future health care expenditures and guide research and development of new therapies and practices.

Countries are able to report health data using ICD-11 now, but none have adopted it yet. In the United States, it likely will not be adopted until 2025 or later. Among the changes included in this update to the ICD, “old age” is classified under general symptoms (code MG2A) and there is an extension code for age-related disease (XT9T). This classification of old age as a disease raises numerous issues of concern to the gerontology and geriatrics community. Join GSA leaders for a conversation on the insights and implications.

Presented by:

  • Matt Kaeberlein, PhD, FAAAS, FAAA, FGSA, Professor of Pathology, Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, and Adjunct Professor of Oral Health Sciences, University of Washington ("Aging as a Disease—Insights")
  • Becca Levy, PhD, FGSA, Professor of Public Health and Psychology, Yale University School of Public Health; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health ("Impact of Ageism on Individuals and Their Well-Being—Implications")
  • Nancy Morrow-Howell, PhD, MSW, ACSW, FGSA, Bettie Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor, and Director, Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging, Washington University in St. Louis ("Impact on the Conversation on Aging—Implications")
  • John W. Rowe, MD, FAAAS, FGSA, Julius B. Richmond Professor of Health Policy and Aging, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health ("Why Aging Should Not Be Classified as a Disease—Insights")
  • Peter Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, FGSA, FAPA, President, The Gerontological Society of America; Director, Institute of Gerontology, and Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University (Moderator)

From Basic Science to Policy: Applying the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework Across Disciplines in Aging

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
1 to 2 p.m. ET
See registration instructions above
Free for everyone

As part of its webinar series for early career scientists and young investigators, The Gerontological Society of America presents this essential episode oriented to scientists investigating health disparities related to aging, including environmental, sociocultural, behavioral, and biological factors.

Beginning with an overview of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Health Disparities Research Framework, the webinar will cover cross-disciplinary approaches by panelists from different career stages, who will discuss how they have applied the NIA Health Disparities Research Framework in their work.

Presented by:

  • Patricia Jones, DrPH, MPH, MS, MBA, Director, National Institute on Aging Office of Special Populations
  • Kalisha Bonds Johnson, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emory University and Vice Chair of the GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization
  • Crystal Glover, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Rush University Medical Center
  • Amy Kind, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Social Health Sciences and Programs, and Director of the Center for Health Disparities Research, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • James S. Powers MD, FGSA, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Center for Quality Aging and Presidential Appointee to the GSA Program, Publications, and Products Committee (Moderator)

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