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Join GSA in New Orleans for the nation's premier aging conference!

The Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting -- the country's largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging -- from November 16 to 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Media representatives may register free of charge.

An estimated 4,000 professionals are expected to attend the five-day gathering at the New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans. The theme for 2016 is "New Lens on Aging: Changing Attitudes, Expanding Possibilities" and the program schedule contains more than 450 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, the impact of the 2016 elections, 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 David Bornstein, a journalist and author who focuses on social innovation. He co-authors the "Fixes" column in The New York Times Opinionator section, which explores and analyzes potential solutions to major social problems. He is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which supports journalists who report on constructive responses to social problems.

  • Press briefings: The currently scheduled briefings will feature GSA member experts presenting new insights on increasing social connections among older adults and addressing the needs of family caregivers for older adults.

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 Studio 3 of the New Orleans Marriott.

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

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!

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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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