Education and the gerontological imagination: GSA's annual meeting to present new research on aging

Dallas, TX is the location for The Gerontological Society of America's 59th Annual Scientific Meeting, held in conjunction with the American Federation for Aging Research. The Adams Mark Dallas (http://www.adamsmark.com/dallas/) will accommodate the entire conference the country's largest in the field of gerontology at their complex from November 16th through 20th, 2006. Nearly 4,000 individuals will attend.

The five-day meeting will focus on a wide range of aging topics chosen by leading experts to showcase cutting-edge research in the field. This online schedule demonstrates the scope of the presentations: http://www.agingconference.com/conference_program.cfm.

The Society extends an invitation and complimentary registration to all members of the media. Reporters can sign up electronically by following this link: https://www.agingconference.com/press_reg.cfm. Press registration grants admission to all sessions (with the exception of ticketed events and pre-conference workshops) and the Exhibit Hall. Badges and printed program materials will be available for pickup in the Press Room during the meeting.

The following are selected conference highlights:

  • Opening Session: GSA welcomes one of Great Britain's leading aging experts, Dr. Thomas Kirkwood

  • The GSA Task Force on Women Symposium: "Income Security Among Future Cohorts of Older Women"

  • The Ollie Randall Symposium: "Understanding Older Americans' Long-Term Care Use and Well Being in Dynamic Social and Policy Contexts"

  • Closing Session: "Ethical Dilemmas in Care for the Elderly"

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Founded in 1945, The Gerontological Society of America is the nation's oldest and largest multidisciplinary scientific organization devoted to the advancement of gerontological research. The Society's membership includes more than 5,000 researchers, educators, practitioners, and other professionals in the field of aging. The National Academy on an Aging Society is the policy institute of GSA. For more information on GSA and the Academy, visit www.geron.org.


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