GSA 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

Event


 Start Date - End Date

November 02, 2022 - November 06, 2022

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Registration Deadline

Sunday, November 06, 2022

 Start Date

November 02, 2022 - November 06, 2022



For additional information on the meeting program, speaker information, continuing education, safety protocols, and more, please visit GSA2022.org.
         
Registration Refunds – A request for a valid refund, per below, must be sent in writing to accounts.payable@geron.org.
 
Cancellation requests for a full refund for the meeting must be received by October 1, 2022. Cancellation requests received by October 15, 2022, will be refunded minus a 25% nonrefundable cancellation fee. After October 15, 2022, no refunds will be issued for any reason.
 
Refund requests for the cancellation fee will not be considered regardless of the registration category, amount paid, or when requested. No-shows to the GSA 2022 meeting will not be refunded regardless of the reason, including conflicts that arise with a registrant's schedule, (e.g., late arrivals or early departures) does not constitute a reason for a full or partial refund. A submitted online registration serves as acknowledgement, acceptance, and agreement of this cancellation policy. All cancellation requests will be processed within 15 business days of receipt and back on the original form of payment.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
1Day Student Registration $0.00
Comp Registration $0.00
Emeritus Member Registration $410.00
Member Registration $640.00
Non-Member Registration $1119.00
Non-Member Registration $1119.00
Non-Member Registration $1119.00
Non-Member Registration $1119.00
Non-Member Registration $1119.00
Pre-Conference Workshops Only $0.00
Retired Member Registration $471.00
Spouse Member Registration $640.00
Student Member Registration $248.00
Student Non-Member Registration $444.00
Transitional Member Registration $336.00
In-Person Prices
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Online Prices
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Available Functions

  Are You A Speaker?
  Confirm COVID-19 Vaccination Status
Thursday - September 29
12:00 pm
  Mentoring & Career Development Workshop - September 29 & 30, 2022 via Zoom from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET
This unique Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop program is tailored to suit the needs of trainees from diverse backgrounds. This exceptional educational and networking opportunity supports professional training and growth among early career trainees from underrepresented background. This workshop is designed to empower trainees for successful career development and strategic planning. Comprehensive information related to mentoring opportunities, career development, professional networks and leadership will be discussed with the ultimate goal to produce a successful, well-prepared and empowered diverse workforce to contribute to the future of aging research.
$138.00
Wednesday - November 02
  Securing Pilot Research Funding: Strategies for Success Through the NIA Supported Center Programs
Obtaining the research funding needed to build a research program can seem daunting. One source of support for pilot work to get started and obtain data needed for larger applications is pilot grants available through the NIA supported Center programs. NIA funds a variety of Center programs that offer pilot grants as part of their scope of work. This workshop will introduce these programs, offer opportunities to engage directly with Center directors and staff in small groups, and provide tips and strategies to develop competitive applications. Successful applicants will share how they have leveraged these pilot grants to build their research programs.
$138.00
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
  Interprofessional Continuing Education Credits
$65.00
  Physicians (ACCME)
CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
$80.00
  Nurses (ANCC)
This activity is designated for 24.0 contact hours. Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from Jointly Accredited Organizations. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.
$65.00
  Social Work (ACE)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, CME Outfitters, LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CME Outfitters, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 24.0 clinical continuing education credits.
$65.00
  Other Healthcare (General Certificate of Attendance)
$65.00
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
  Implementing GSA’s KAER Framework for Brain Health in Older Adults
$138.00
  Implementing GSA’s KAER Framework for Obesity in Older Adults
$138.00
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  Resilience and Aging
Physical resilience declines with age as revealed by the decrease in the ability of an organism’s molecular, cellular, and systemic levels to return to homeostasis after exposure to a stressor. This decline might contribute to the emergence of clinically relevant diseases and conditions observed with aging. This workshop will explore two topics: (1) possible stressors and responses as metrics of resilience; (2) whether such metrics in midlife may be predictors of later-life healthspan and even lifespan. The 2022 premeeting report will be published open access with Journals of Gerontology Biological Sciences, one of GSA’s scientific journals (Anderson Co-Editor in Chief), to ensure broad dissemination to the research community at large.
  Health and Retirement Study: New Data on Genetics, Biomarkers, Covid-19, and Life History
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS) is a large and complex panel study of the population over age 50. This workshop will provide guidance on the basic design and content of the study and use of the data. Presentations will also provide in-depth coverage on new data resources in genetics and life histories as well as recently added content on responses to COVID-19. New genetic data resources include APOE and serotonin transporter alleles, polygenic risk scores, candidate genes, and epigenetic clocks. New life history data resources provide detailed information on experiences in child and young adulthood including residences, education, partnerships, jobs, and caregiving. COVID-19 data include direct experience of COVID-19 and effects of the stimulus payments and of COVID-19 on health care access, work and business, living arrangements, and caregiving. Research examples will illustrate how the data can be used in gerontological research.
$138.00
  Free Census & Survey Data for Aging Research: An Introduction to IPUMS in an International Context
IPUMS offers free, harmonized census and survey data from the U.S. and around the world for aging research. These data can be used to study many aging related topics, including caregiving, social isolation, disability, health, families, disparities, and work. The workshop will review the data available through IPUMS, demonstrate how to use our online data access system to create customized datasets, provide hands-on experience using the data, highlight tools and data for studying aging in the international context, and allow for consultation with IPUMS data experts on individual research projects. The workshop is hosted in partnership with the Network for Data-Intensive Research on Aging (NDIRA) initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Life Course Center. NDIRA is committed to building and supporting a diverse community of aging scholars and offers additional training resources designed to lower the barriers to leveraging complex and underutilized data for aging and life course research.
$138.00
  Teaching about Aging through the Lens of the Arts and Humanities
As the field of gerontology embraces competency-based education and the AGHE Gerontology Competencies for Undergraduate and Graduate Education celebrate seven years of implementation, educators little training or experience applying the humanities to their pedagogy may be unsure of how to teach students strategies to synthesize multiple ways of knowing, including the myriad forms of richness humanities perspectives can provide. Similarly, humanities faculty may not immediately think of aging or the experience of being older as a useful lens through which to teach their content. Drawing on presenters with different levels of knowledge and expertise in various humanities-based approaches to understanding aging, we designed this workshop to serve those newly approaching this perspective and those with more extensive knowledge and experience of humanities and aging. We will share knowledge, expand participants’ repertoire of resources for classes, consider how to incorporate faculty and scholarship from arts and humanities into gerontology/geriatrics programs (and vice-versa), conceptualize/develop new courses or modify existing courses with humanities and content, and facilitate faculty members guiding students to think critically about the ways cultural representations of aging serve to reinforce or counter ageism.
$138.00
  Using the National Health and Aging Trends Study to Study Late-Life Disability, Dementia and Care
The proposed workshop is designed for new users and those who want to learn more about using the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC). The workshop will provide an overview of the study design and content of NHATS and NSOC. The workshop will cover study content on disability, dementia, and caregiving as well as supplemental content on COVID-19. Presenters will introduce user resources available through the NHATS website including annotated instruments, content documentation, and technical papers. More advanced topics, such as weighting, survey design adjustments, sub-population analysis (e.g., analysis for different race / ethnicity groups), and using metadata will also be covered. An interactive session will answer users’ questions and provide analysis advice.
$138.00
  AGHE Program of Merit: Technical and Practical Application Information and Assistance
The AGHE Program of Merit (POM) review process advances gerontology and health professions programs. The Program of Merit has expanded its review to include any health professions program applications with specific guidelines and competencies dedicated to Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctor of Pharmacy programs. Broad guidelines and competencies are published for all other health professions programs. For successful POM applicants, the AGHE POM provides gerontology programs and those health disciplines that integrate geriatrics/gerontology content into the curriculum with an AGHE distinguished program designation. This designation verifies program quality to administrators to assist with lobbying additional resources, maintaining program quality, marketing the program, and recruiting prospective students. This workshop will begin with the “Why,” “What” and “How” of applying for the AGHE POM. Time is allocated for POM application and program development FREE consultation. Institutions need not be an AGHE member to apply!
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  Reimagining 'Productive Aging' for a Post-COVID World: Critical Reflections and New Directions
The Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work and the Grand Challenge to Advance Long and Productive Lives will conduct a workshop focused on gaining a better understanding of the social contexts that support choice and opportunity in later life in terms of retirement, carework and community engagement in a post-COVID world. Workshop participants will be challenged to think critically, and from an intersectional lens, about how social inequalities over the life course shape these later life choices and opportunities. They will then engage in a vision-generating session to reimagine the terrain of research on paid and unpaid work in later life/productive aging and set an agenda for new research, practices, and policies. The discussion will lead to the identification of topics and potential authors to be included in a Handbook on Productive Aging that focuses on critical and intersectional perspectives and new directions.
$275.00
  Pathways to Equity-Based Aging Research and Practice
While solutions to address barriers to equity-based research and clinical practice are forthcoming, “real” progress is taking place and researchers and clinicians are at the forefront of this change. This workshop will convene advanced students and early career researchers, practitioners, and advocates interested in addressing epistemic harm that can be perpetuated through research and practice. Participants will broaden their perspectives on new and emerging trends in equity-based research and practice, which will highlight how addressing these trends can assist in recalibrating their research programs and clinical practice. This interactive workshop will include small group sessions with diverse speakers who will share their experiences with incorporating an equity lens in their research design and clinical practice, working with community stakeholders, non-harmful reporting of research findings, and grant mechanisms that have been successful in furthering their research careers. In addition, the workshop will foster networking and building connections among participants and panelists.
$275.00
  Pragmatic Intervention Trials with Diverse Older Adults
Given the underrepresentation of diverse populations of older adults in many traditional clinical trials, there is an increasing need to improve the awareness of and skills necessary to conduct pragmatic clinical trials. This pre-conference represents a collaborative endeavor of the Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research together with the Health Care Systems Research Network-Older Americans Independence Centers AGING Initiative. It will focus on the pragmatic clinical trial as an exemplar of an innovative research design that can foster the performance of trials in real world settings, with representative patient populations, and outcome measures that “matter most” to patients and caregivers. Leaders of funded projects will describe how they applied pragmatic trial principles in study design and implementation. The advantages and challenges of conducting pragmatic clinical trials with diverse populations of older adults, including those living with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias (AD/ADRD), will be discussed.
$275.00
12:30 pm
  Upping your Writing Game: Manuscript Writing Tips and Practice
This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity for authors to learn writing best practices in small groups supported by experienced scholars. Using samples of their own writing, participants will work on improving communication clarity and effectiveness for manuscript writing, revising, and responding to reviewers.
$138.00
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  Creating a Public Resource: O*NET Job Characteristics Dataset for Use with the Health and Retirement
This workshop will describe the new O*NET-Census 2010 data linkage, give researchers an overview of what the O*NET measures are and why they are useful for scholars in aging, and provide examples using the Health and Retirement Study (HRS). This new O*NET dataset uses an occupation codeframe (Census 2010) often used in general population survey data, and provides new opportunities for scientific advances that may promote more equitable work environments and later-life health and wellbeing. We describe what kinds of measures are in this new dataset and how they offer value in measuring work behaviors relative to more subjective measures. Presentations will describe the complexities of linking these O*NET measures with general population survey data, how the linkage is created, and how these data may be used. As an application, this session will discuss the HRS O*NET linkage and its potential uses.
$138.00
  Patient/Person Engagement in Research: Embracing Diversity
Many approaches to patient engagement exist. Models range from single session consultation to team science including patient/person co-leadership. Likewise, engagement can be used in any single or all stages of research. Engagement can also be used to address the whole of the research plan or focused on a single issue, such as participant recruitment. Funding applications often refer to the section detailing this detail as the "Engagement Plan." In this workshop, experienced engaged researchers use their projects with older adults (Rachel Lessem and Katherine Abbott), people living with dementia (Martina Roes), and rural persons (Carol Geary) to introduce engagement approaches. Experienced patient partners will also be available to consult with participants on their own research plans. At the conclusion of this half-day workshop, participants will be prepared to apply learnings to the development of an appropriate patient engagement plan for their own research.
$138.00
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  New Member and First-Timer Orientation
New GSA members and first-time meeting attendees are invited to an interactive informational session with GSA leaders and staff. Meet new people and participate in small group discussions focused on navigating your first GSA meeting, finding networking opportunities, and learning about ways to make the most of your GSA membership and become actively engaged with the organization.
Thursday - November 03
7:00 am - 8:00 am
  Breakfast and Award Presentation - ESPO
Informal opportunity for section members to gather in person, see friends, celebrate 2022 awardees and fellows, and make new connections within your member group.
12:00 pm
  Section Lunch and Award Presentation - Health Sciences
Informal opportunity for section members to gather in person, see friends, celebrate 2022 awardees and fellows, and make new connections within your member group.
$25.00
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  Section Lunch and Award Presentation - Social Research, Policy, and Practice
Informal opportunity for section members to gather in person, see friends, celebrate 2022 awardees and fellows, and make new connections within your member group.
$25.00
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  Eiteljorg Museum Visit
Brings together students, early-career, and mid-career gerontologists with experienced researchers and leaders in gerontology to discuss building a successful career in gerontology. Participants will engage in two 30-minute small group conversations with a facilitator. Conversations will focus on a variety of career issues such as post-docs, job applications/interviews, publishing, navigating promotion and tenure, and taking on administrative and leadership roles. If you are interested in serving as a mentor/table facilitator, please do not register, but instead email gschoen@geron.org.
$10.00
Friday - November 04
10:00 am - 11:30 am
  Mentoring Consultancies: Career Conversations in Gerontology 
Brings together students, early-career, and mid-career gerontologists with experienced researchers and leaders in gerontology to discuss building a successful career in gerontology. Participants will engage in two 30-minute small group conversations with a facilitator. Conversations will focus on a variety of career issues such as post-docs, job applications/interviews, publishing, navigating promotion and tenure, and taking on administrative and leadership roles. If you are interested in serving as a mentor/table facilitator, please do not register, but instead email gschoen@geron.org.
12:00 pm
  Section Lunch and Award Presentation - Biological Sciences
Informal opportunity for section members to gather in person, see friends, celebrate 2022 awardees and fellows, and make new connections within your member group.
$25.00
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  Lunch and Awards Presentation - Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education
Informal opportunity for section members to gather in person, see friends, celebrate 2022 awardees and fellows, and make new connections within your member group.
$25.00
Saturday - November 05
6:30 am - 7:45 am
  GSA Fun Walk and Run
Runners, joggers, and walkers of all skill levels are invited to participate in a fun?filled morning starting at the JW Marriott and experiencing downtown Indianapolis and White River State Park. Everyone is a winner in this race . . . and no timing will be done. Come out simply for the health benefit and for fun. All proceeds from this event will go to The Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research.
$25.00
12:00 pm
  Section Lunch and Award Presentation - Behavioral and Social Sciences
Informal opportunity for section members to gather in person, see friends, celebrate 2022 awardees and fellows, and make new connections within your member group.
$25.00

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Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225

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