Join GSA Online for the Nation’s Premier Aging Conference!

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2021

Contact: Todd Kluss
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The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting Online — the country’s largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging — from November 10 to 13. Media representatives intending to cover the meeting may register free of charge.

Several thousand professionals from around the world are expected to attend the four-day event. The theme for 2021 is “Disruption to Transformation: Aging in the ‘New Normal’” and the program schedule contains hundreds of scientific sessions featuring research presented for the first time. Noteworthy meeting highlights include:

  • A wealth of story ideas: GSA offers direct access to leading authorities and new discoveries in gerontology. Explore the latest developments related to COVID-19, vaccines, telehealth, innovative technologies, Social Security and retirement, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, family caregiving, long-term care, human longevity, and much more. (A searchable program of all meeting sessions will be made available to registrants on November 1.)
  • Keynote address: Critical and palliative care specialist Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH, will be the featured keynote speaker during the President’s Opening Plenary Session on Thursday, November 11, which will include a screening of her new short documentary, “Caregiver: A Love Story.” It is a moving piece that highlights the invisible role that family caregivers play at end of life. Zitter’s subsequent talk will deliver a comprehensive overview of the challenges faced by family caregivers as they navigate medical, financial, and personal obstacles in their roles as caregivers.
  • Interactivity with researchers: All symposia and paper sessions will be conducted via live video sessions, where interested meeting attendees can connect in real time with session presenters.
  • Extended access to programming: All symposia, paper, and poster sessions will also be made available in an on-demand format. This content will remain available until the end of 2021.

The complimentary media registration allows access to all scientific sessions. We look forward to seeing you online!


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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