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Resilience in an aging society: GSA showcases cutting-edge meeting topics

Once again The Gerontological Society of America is inviting all journalists to attend its 61st Annual Scientific Meeting the country's largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging from November 21-25, 2008. Media representatives can register free of charge.

This event will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, a new waterfront development adjacent to Washington, DC, on the shores of the Potomac River. This year's theme is "Resilience in an Aging Society: Risks and Opportunities." An estimated 3,500 professionals and aging authorities are expected to attend the four-day gathering, which includes more than 500 scientific sessions.

The complete conference program, including a searchable abstract listing, is available at Below are selected highlights. (All sessions are at the Gaylord, with the exception of Tuesday's congressional briefing.)

Financial Crisis 2008: Implications for Aging
Monday, November 24, at 3 p.m.
Location: Chesapeake C
In light recent economic developments, GSA has joined with AARP's Office of Academic Affairs to convene a special symposium intended to help attendees better understand the impact of the financial crisis on America's seniors. The session will be moderated by Harry "Rick" Moody, PhD, of AARP.

Symposium: What Public Opinion, Policy Analysis, and Politics Tell Us About the Next Congress
Sunday, November 23, at 4:45 p.m.
Location: Potomac Ballroom B
Find out what beltway insiders are predicting for the most important aging issues during the next Congress and administration. AARP Director of Policy and Strategy John C. Rother, JD, will moderate a panel composed of Judy Feder, PhD,

Contact: Todd Kluss
The Gerontological Society of America

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