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Join GSA in Orlando for the nation's premier aging conference

The Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 68th Annual Scientific Meeting -- the country's largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging -- from November 18 to 22 in Orlando, Florida. Media representatives may register free of charge.

An estimated 4,000 professionals are expected to attend the five-day gathering at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. The theme for 2015 is "Aging as a Lifelong Process" and the program schedule contains more than 500 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.

  • Keynote address: GSA will welcome Ezekiel Emmanuel, MD, PhD, one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of health care in the U.S. Trained as both an oncologist and a political scientist, Emanuel offers a uniquely thoughtful perspective on the most difficult issues in medicine today. He was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget, and was a prominent voice advising on federal health care budgets and the Affordable Care Act. He holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chairs the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. He also is a founding chair at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and he serves as chair of the meta-council on The Future of Health Committee for the World Economic Forum.

  • Press briefings: The two currently scheduled briefings will feature GSA member experts presenting new insights on malnutrition, and gaps between expert and public understanding of aging in America.

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 Oceanic 7 in the Dolphin Hotel.

Registration information is available at http://www.geron.org/press.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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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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