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GSA showcases groundbreaking aging research slated for Atlanta meeting
Date:10/19/2009

America's foremost authorities on aging will share the latest information on "death panels," anti-aging medicine, health care reform, and other current topics at The Gerontological Society of America's upcoming 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. This four day event the country's largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging will take place from November 18 to 22 in Atlanta, GA. Media representatives can register free of charge.

All sessions will be held at the Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis. An estimated 3,500 professionals are expected to attend the four-day gathering, which includes more than 400 scientific sessions featuring research presented for the first time. The overall meeting theme is "Creative Approaches to Healthy Aging." The complete conference program, including a searchable abstract listing, is available at www.geron.org/am. Below are selected highlights:

An Obama Effect? Examining Changes in Participation, Engagement, and Politics
Time: Thursday, November 19, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Location: Atlanta Marriott Marquis International Salon 9 and 10
This symposium will examine the extent to which the campaign and election of Barack Obama affected voting patterns and political participation among older Americans in comparison to younger age groups and whether the politics of aging has been altered. The speakers include Fay Lomax Cook, PhD, of Northwestern University; Robert Hudson, PhD, of Boston University; Larry Polivka, PhD, of the Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging; and Robert Binstock, PhD, of Case Western Reserve University.

The Search for Anti-Aging Medicines
Time: Thursday, November 19, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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