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Press briefings to address longevity, mobility, brain fitness at GSA's San Francisco meeting
Date:11/8/2007

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has announced a line up of three press briefings for its 60th Annual Scientific Meeting - the country's largest multidisciplinary conference in the field of aging. All events are taking place from November 16th - 20th, 2007 at the Hilton San Francisco. Media representatives are invited to attend free of charge.

This year's theme is "The Era of Global Aging: Challenges and Opportunities." An estimated 3,500 professionals are expected to attend the four-day gathering, which includes more than 500 scientific sessions. Below are the scheduled press briefings, which will all take place in room Union Square 10 at the Hilton:

The Global Impact of Longevity
Saturday, November 17th from 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

The International Longevity Center's Dr. Robert Butler, the conference's Pulitzer Prize-winning keynote speaker, will answer questions about his address on The Seven Continents: Preparing for Longevity and the Triumph of Survival. Butler is a leading gerontology expert and was the first director of the National Institute on Aging. His distinguished career has provided him with a unique insight on global aging and the benefits and challenges of the longevity revolution.

Preserving Older Americans' Mobility
Sunday, November 18th from 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

The latest White House Conference on Aging named mobility options its third-highest policy priority - a ranking ahead of even Social Security and Medicare. Hear Katherine Freund, founder of ITNAmerica (the first national non-profit transportation network for America's aging popul
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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