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How to log in to register:

  • Payment is required at the time of submission
  • You must Login or create a GSA account to register online
    • 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.
  • Click the white “Login” button on the top right corner of
  • Enter your GSA username and password
  • Once logged in, click the white “My Account” button on the top right corner of
  • Select "Register for GSA 2019" from the black menu box and proceed to the registration start page
  • To see discounted GSA member rates, membership must be active through December 1, 2019
    • Renew or join before proceeding to registration for the benefits of membership 

Onsite Registration Information

Onsite Registration is in the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701)

Location: Atrium on Level 1, Outside of Exhibit Hall-4

Registration Hours: 

  • Wednesday, November 13          7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 14              7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, November 15                   7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16              7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 17                7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you need to reach GSA staff immediately, please call the information desk at registration, 512-404-4700. The information desk will be staffed during the registration hours listed above.

How to register without logging in:

  • Payment is required at the time of submission.  A non-refundable processing fee of $40 per person applies to all offline submissions.
  • Download and complete a paper registration form
  • Submit with payment per the instructions on the form
  • To avoid the processing fee, please register online

Annual Scientific Meeting Pricing

 Registration Type   EARLY BIRD FEE –
  One Day
 Member   $450.00   $585.00   $295.00
 Non-Member   $665.00   $865.00    $430.00
 Student Member   $170.00   $220.00    $110.00
 Student Non-Member   $270.00   $350.00    $175.00
 Transitional Member   $205.00   $270.00    $135.00
 Spouse Member   $450.00   $585.00    $295.00
 Retired Member   $330.00   $430.00    $215.00
Retired Non-Member   $430.00   $560.00   $280.00
Emeritus Member   $285.00   $370.00   $185.00

Continuing Education Fees (not awarded for pre-conference workshops)

Continuing Education Credit   Fee
Physicians Category 1 CME   $75.00
Nursing Credits   $60.00
Social Work CEHs   $60.00
Certificate of Training   $60.00


Go green and save $10 off your registration! To promote conservation, we’re allowing attendees the option to forgo receiving a hard copy of the meeting program through September 12. Attendees can view the full program schedule along with your individual schedules with the sessions you plan to attend. The meeting program will be available online and through the app prior to the meeting. To save $10, select yes to the discount question when completing your GSA 2019 registration. Offer valid through September 12.

Attendees from Least Developed Countries: Discounted registration is available to individuals who are a citizen of or reside in a country found on the United Nations list of least developed countries (to view the list of countries click on “Least Developed Countries” from the left menu bar under “Other groupings”). E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive a special promotional code to register at this rate.  

Volunteer: In exchange for around 8 hours of service, volunteers receive complimentary registration to the meeting. Applications are open and available to GSA ESPO members only. GSA ESPO members should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for access to the volunteer sign-up form. UPDATE—all the volunteer positions are filled.  

Services for People with Disabilities: If special arrangements are needed, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that GSA can work with you to meet your needs. Wheelchairs and scooters can be rented from Martin Mobility. Call 512-476-0500 or visit their website. GSA 2019 attendee receive $150 scooter rentals and $45 wheelchair rentals for the week. This price does not include delivery fees. Five scooters are available for rent at the convention center and cannot be taken off the premises. These can be rented at the Business center for $35/day.

Payment of Registration Fees: All presenters and participants must register for the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Payment is required at the time of registration, in U.S. currency. Submit credit card payments online (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or submit a paper form with credit card or check (a $40 per person, non-refundable fee applies).

The Gerontological Society of America does not accept purchase orders or promises to pay for Annual Meeting registration.  There are no exceptions to this policy.

Exhibitor Registration: Exhibitor registration opens on Thursday, August 15. Information will be sent to the booth contact in early August.

Who to Contact

Issues renewing your membership?    Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Registration Policy

Member Rate Qualification: In order to receive the member registration rate, your GSA membership must be current through December 1, 2019. If you receive the member rate and have not renewed, the non-member rate will be assessed and you will receive an invoice for the difference. To verify the date your membership expires, please Login to

Refunds: The meeting registration fee will be non-refundable in the event of cancellation of the meeting due to circumstances beyond the control of GSA. Cancellations received in writing by September 12, 2019 will be refunded less a $75 processing fee. Requests received between September 13 and October 12 will be refunded 50%. After October 12, there are no refunds and registrants are obligated to pay 100% of the registration fee, regardless of attendance or payment status. Submit requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Photography/Video Policy: By attending the GSA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, you acknowledge that photographs and/or videos of you may be taken by our conference staff and/or photographers at any time. Furthermore, you grant GSA permission to use photographs and/or video of your likeness in any type of media, including websites and print publications, without compensation or reward.

Warning: Unauthorized companies might contact you to purchase the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting attendee list. GSA does not sell the Annual Meeting attendee list and has not authorized any third-party vendor to sell this list on our behalf. You should not purchase a GSA attendee mailing list from any company.

Join or Renew Today!

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