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Take part in the World's Premier Aging Conference this July in San Francisco!

The Gerontological Society of America

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend the 2017 World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics -- the largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging -- from July 23 to 27 in San Francisco, California. Qualified media representatives may register free of charge.

GSA is hosting this event on behalf of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). The World Congress will provide a global platform where more than 6,000 experts in the field of aging will share their knowledge on health, welfare, and rights of the world's aging population through education, research, and best practices.

All sessions will take place at the Moscone West convention and exhibit center and San Francisco Marriott Marquis hotel. The theme, "Global Aging and Health: Bridging Science, Policy, and Practice," will bring together representatives from medicine, nursing, social science, psychological science, finance, policy fields, and other disciplines to address the latest approaches to improving the quality of life of the world's older adults.

This is the premier meeting for professionals in gerontology and geriatrics. The program schedule contains more than 500 scientific sessions featuring new research. Noteworthy meeting highlights include:

  • A wealth of story ideas: The World Congress offers direct access to leading authorities and new discoveries in related to aging. Explore the latest developments related to technology and aging, caregiving, brain health, oncology, retirement security, long-term care, human longevity, and much more.

  • Networking opportunities: The Press Room, which serves as a base of operations for reporters, will hold daily press briefings and provide a venue for discussion about emerging issues on the aging beat.

  • Keynote sessions: Each day of the World Congress will feature keynotes on topical aging issues. The World Congress Opening Ceremony and Lecture will also feature two keynote speakers. Linda Fried, MD, of Columbia University will present "Benefitting from the Third Demographic Dividend," demonstrating how the assets of an aging population can be brought to fruition, and how societies can become stronger because of longer lives. And in "Disrupt Aging," AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins will discuss her organization's efforts to change the conversation about what it means to grow older -- so aging can be something to look forward to, not something to fear.

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 Nob Hill B of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.


Registration information is available at Lodging discounts are also available at the Marriott and several nearby properties.

The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) is to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations. IAGG has 73 member organizations in more than 65 countries worldwide with a combined membership of more than 45,100 professionals. The IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics is a major vehicle through which IAGG achieves its objectives (held every four years). Internationally recognized experts in gerontology and geriatrics share their knowledge and experience through plenary presentations, invited symposia, paper, and poster sessions.

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 unit, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

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