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Register now! Boston meeting will showcase latest aging discoveries
Date:11/3/2011

America's premier authorities on aging will share the most up-to-date news on the determinants of human longevity, seniors' economic security, the Older Americans Act, and other current topics at The Gerontological Society of America's upcoming 64th Annual Scientific Meeting. This event the largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging will take place from November 18 to 22 in Boston. GSA extends complimentary registration to working representatives of the media.

The theme for 2011 is "Lifestyle → Lifespan." Sessions will be held at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. An estimated 3,500 professionals are expected to attend the five-day gathering, which includes more than 500 scientific sessions featuring research presented for the first time. The complete conference program, including a searchable abstract listing, is available at www.geron.org/press. Below are selected highlights:

Opening Plenary Session with Explorer and Author Dan Buettner
Time: Saturday, November 19, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel, Grand Ballroom
GSA's keynote speaker will be Dan Buettner, the New York Times best-selling author of "The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest." Incorporating images from his work with National Geographic, Buettner will take attendees into the world's blue zones regions with the longest life expectancy, disability-free life expectancy, or concentration of people over age 100.

Insights into Genetics and Nutrition in the Long-Lived
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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