Gerontological Society of America
Date of event:November 16, 2016 - 9:00am - November 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location:New Orleans, LA
Discover what’s new in aging. GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting brings together 4,000 international experts and partners from academia, industry, government, and beyond to exchange information and to discuss the broader role of aging science. This meeting is the premier gathering of gerontologists from both the United States and around the world. They participate in over 450 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.GSA President Nancy Morrow-Howell, MSW, PhD, has choosen "New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities” as the 2016 meeting theme. She wrote, "This theme reflects my scholarly interest on productive engagement in later life as well as my on-going concern about ageism. Research has demonstrated that ageism is still alive and well in our attitudes, behaviors, programs, and policies; and it affects employment, health care practices, psychological well-being, family dynamics, and more. I hope you will think about how our work can contribute to changing ageist attitudes that limit the potential of late life, that undermine our efforts to promote healthy aging and that thwart the development of age-inclusive communities." Where Y'at? New Orleans! A timeless city with a unique way of life that is steeped in European Traditions and Caribbean influences. The restaurants, the music, the people, the soul – they all have something intangibly wonderful. There are countless reasons to love this city and everyone has a different way of making it their own.