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Join GSA in Washington, D.C., for the nation's premier aging conference

The Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 67th Annual Scientific Meeting -- the country's largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging -- from November 5 to 9 in Washington, DC. Media representatives may register free of charge.

An estimated 4,000 professionals are expected to attend the five-day gathering at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. The theme for 2014 is "Making Connections: From Cells to Societies" and the program schedule contains more than 400 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 Social Security and retirement, long-term care, human longevity, and much more. View the complete list of sessions at http://www.geron.org/press.
  • Networking opportunities: The Press Room, which serves as a base of operations for reporters, holds daily press briefings and provides a venue for discussion about emerging issues on the aging beat.
  • Press briefings: GSA member experts will present new insights on elder abuse; business innovation for the 50+ market; and outcomes from GSA projects related to nutrition, mild cognitive impairment detection, and pain management for older adults.
  • Keynote address: GSA will welcome Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, the director of the National Institutes of Health. In that role, he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Collins also a physician and geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project.

The complimentary media registration allows access to all scientific sessions and the Exhibit Hall. Badges and printed program materials can be picked up in the Press Room, which will be located in Room 204B in the convention center.

Registration information is available at http://www.geron.org/press. GSA has locked in special conference rates at the Marriott and several nearby hotels, which will be available until October 6.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington!

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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, and an educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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