Streaming Symposia

The GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting will offer 75 streaming symposia scheduled daily from 12:45 to 4:30pm. These symposia will be video streamed and include a live discussion or Q&A to engage with presenters.

Specially Selected Symposia:

Wednesday, November 4 | 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

  • The Science of Ageism: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
  • Nutritional Mediators of Cellular Decline and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Older Adults
  • Clark Tibbitts Award Lecture

Wednesday, November 4 | 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Age-Friendly Universities: Confronting Ageism and Fostering Age Inclusivity
  • Longitudinal Effects of Becoming a Family Caregiver: The Caregiving Transitions Study
  • Large-Scale Measurements of Physical Activity With Wearable Devices: An International Perspective
  • M. Powell Lawton Award Presentation

Wednesday, November 4 | 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Putting Age in the Context of Behavioral and Social Science
  • Breaking the Silence Associated With Death and Dying: New Directions in End-of-Life Research
  • Experiences of Racial Discrimination Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults of Color and Nursing Home Staff of Color
  • Findings From the Understanding Patterns of Healthy Aging Among Men Who Have Sex With Men Project
  • Joseph T. Freeman Award Lecture 

Wednesday, November 4 | 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Diversity Matters for Health: Activity Diversity, Emodiversity, Stressor Diversity, and Happyversity
  • Building Momentum for a New Future in Politics and Aging: Examining Economics, Values, Language, and Care
  • Designing Technology for Aging and Disability
  • Irving S. Wright Award of Distinction Lecture
  • Aging, Senescent Cells, and Senolytic Drugs: The Path to Translation 

Thursday, November 5 | 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

  • East Meets West: Home and Community-Based Care to Enhance Aging in Place
  • Beyond Sex: Gender, LGBTQ, and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
  • How To Publish: Preparing Manuscripts for Clarity, Transparency, Scholarly Integrity, and Success
  • Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award
  • New Perspectives on Predicting and Modifying Cognition in Older Adulthood

Thursday, November 5 | 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

  • The Role of a Stakeholder Member Group in Shaping Geriatric Policy: The National Association for Geriatric Education
  • Economic Inequality Over the Life Course: Causes and Effects of Cumulative Dis/Advantage Processes
  • Age Matters: The Impact of Ageism on Health, Cognitive Impairment, Work Lives, and Anti-Ageist Interventions
  • Why Age and Aging Research Matters: A Chat With NIA Senior Leadership
  • Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Lecture

Thursday, November 5 | 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

  • In Sickness and in Health: Dyadic Perspectives on Health and Well-Being Among Older Couples
  • Late-Life Cognition and Dementia in India: New Insights From LASI-DAD
  • Vincent Cristafalo Award Lecture
  • Diet-based strategies, informed by genetics, to improve healthspan

Thursday, November 5 | 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Gerontology at the Intersection of Religion and Families: Honoring the Legacy of Vern Bengtson
  • Age Also Matters for Gerontologists: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Growing Older
  • Focus on Function in Hospitalized Persons With Dementia: The Impact of Hospital-Acquired Complications
  • Why Age and Aging Research Matters—for Early-Career Researchers
  • Hiram J. Friedsam Mentorship Award Lecture

Friday, November 6 | 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

  • ESPO-BSS Symposium: Promoting Behaviors That Support Healthy Aging
  • Applied Scholarship in LGBTQ Aging: Implications for Policy and Practice
  • Supporting People With Dementia in the Community: Occupational Therapy Service and Reimbursement Innovations

Friday, November 6 | 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

  • The Potential of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Novel Analytic Methods to Promote Successful Aging
  • Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report
  • REGARDS: A Case Study in Aging and Disparities Research, Mentoring, and Data Sharing
  • Distinguished Faculty Award Lecture

Friday, November 6 | 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

  • Using Video Telehealth to Support Family Caregivers of People With Dementia
  •  Achieving Health Equity for Older Adults Through State-of-the-Art Innovations
  • Adverse Outcomes, Polysubstance Use, and Polypharmacy in Older Veterans
  • Toward a Greater Contextualization of Music and the Arts in Aging and Cognitive Disorders
  • Maxwell A. Pollack Award Presentation and Lecture
  • Best of Both Worlds: Bridging Research and Practice to Achieve Health Equity

Friday, November 6 | 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

  • From Ad Hoc to Association to Academy: Developmental Milestones Over 48 Years for AGHE
  • Where We Live Matters: Residential Influences on Health and Well-Being
  • Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Falls, Physical Function, and Activity: Results From the STURDY Trial
  • Health Among Sexual Minority Older Adults: Individual Differences and Implications for Improving Health

Saturday, November 7 | 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

  • Kent and Kleemeier Award Lecture and Presentations
    • Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems: Age Matters
    • Reflections on a Career in Research and Education

Saturday, November 7 | 12:45 to 1:30 p.m.

  • Cardiovascular Health, Functional Disability, and Leisure Activities Profiles in Relation to Mental Aging
  • Research to Strengthen Policy, Practice, and Advocacy on Housing for Aging Societies
  • Changing Culture Around Serious Illness: The VA Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative
  • Rising Star Early-Career Faculty Award Lecture

Saturday, November 7 | 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.

  • GSA and AGHE: 75 Years of Leading Innovative, Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational, and Engaging Education
  • No Decision About Me Without Me: International Views on Providing Care Against Someone’s Will
  • The Experience of Working Family Caregivers: Implications for a National Paid Leave Policy
  • Engaging Pharmacists in Interprofessional Programs to Support Older Residents of HUD-Assisted Housing
  • Maintenance of Health Behaviors: Exploring the Construct and Its Implications on Research, Education, and Practice

Saturday, November 7 | 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.

  • The Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment: A Five-Country Study
  • Enhancing Health for the Growing Number of Older Cancer Survivors: Designing Innovative Behavioral Interventions
  • Connecting Aging Research to Policy: Insights and Strategies for Early-Career Researchers
  • The Aging Brain: Crossroad of Normal Aging and Dementia


Schedule of Events subject to change 


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