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Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting

11/19/13 - 11/24/13     New Orleans, LA

GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging to participate in more than 400 scientific sessions including symposia, paper, and poster presentations.

GSA’s scientific program is one of the most respected and competitive of its kind. The meeting theme, “Optimal Aging Through Research,” embodies GSA’s interdisciplinary core values.

MEDIA ACCESS: To register as press, visit this site or contact Todd Kluss ( or 202-587-2839).

Topics on the agenda include:

  • Mobility in older adults

  • Caregiving to people with dementia

  • Health disparities

  • National Health and Aging Trends Study

  • Palliative and end-of-life care

  • Age-friendly communities

  • Lessons learned from African American and white caregivers in the South Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Registry

  • A primer on the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study: Over 50 years of social data combined with genetic data

  • What factors contribute to optimal aging?

  • Mental health, cognition, dementia, misuse of alcohol and drugs

  • Rural aging and diversity

  • Geriatric nursing care

  • Innovation in nursing home oral hygiene care

  • Long-term care and care transitions

  • Socioeconomic differences in health-related outcomes

  • Optimizing exercise for neuroplasticity in Parkinson’s disease

  • Challenges of homelessness, inadequate and unstable housing in later life