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The era of global aging: GSA showcases cutting-edge San Francisco meeting topics
Date:10/11/2007

Once again The Gerontological Society of America is inviting all journalists to attend its 60th Annual Scientific Meeting the country's largest multidisciplinary conference in the field of aging. This event is taking place from November 16th 20th, 2007 at the Hilton San Francisco. Media representatives can register 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 selected conference highlights. (Click on titles to view abstracts.)

Aging and the Media

Symposium: "Senior" vs "Geezer:" What We're Learning About Acceptable Language in Aging
Saturday, November 17th at 1:30 p.m.

Symposium: Confronting the Era of Media Ageism
Tuesday, November 20th at 8:00 a.m.

Meeting: Journalists' Exchange on Aging (Join other reporters in the Press Room for an informal discussion of emerging developments on the age beat.)
Saturday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Baby Boomer Retirement and Civic Engagement

Symposium: Encore: Baby Boomers, Civic Engagement, and the Next Stage of Work (Featuring Civic Ventures CEO and Founder Marc Freedman, author of "Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life.")
Saturday, November 17th at 11:45 a.m.

State-of-the-Art Symposium: Boomers on the Brink of Retirement
Monday, Nove
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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