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January

Community College

January 25, 2021

Description: A quarterly meeting to address a wide variety of topics of interest to the group.

Human-Animal Interaction

January 27, 2021

Description: The format will be similar to a journal club, with a brief presentation followed by an open discussion. Jennifer Applebaum will present.

February

Grandparents as Caregivers

February 3, 2021

Description: Sharing ideas about possible abstract topics for posters, papers and symposia for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

February 5, 2021

Description: Information about the Alzheimer's Association's new summer research institute, and discussion of symposium planning for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

February 9, 2021

Description: Discussion of symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/9, 2/11, 2/23).

Lifelong Disabilities

February 10, 2021

Description: During this zoom session, the Lifelong Disabilities Interest Group welcomes members and others interested to join a discussion on possible symposia submissions and related collaborations.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

February 11, 2021

Description: Discussion of symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/9, 2/11, 2/23).

Qualitative Research

February 17, 2021

Description: Network with other members and discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/17, 2/22, 3/2).

Indigenous Peoples

February 18, 2021

Description: Network with other members and discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/18, 2/22, 2/23).

Family Caregiving

February 19, 2021

Description: Networking to discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting and possible Interest Group activities for the year.

Qualitative Research

February 22, 2021

Description: Network with other members and discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/17, 2/22, 3/2).

Indigenous Peoples

February 22, 2021

Description: Network with other members and discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/18, 2/22, 2/23).

Indigenous Peoples

February 23, 2021

Description: Network with other members and discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/18, 2/22, 2/23).

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

February 23, 2021

Description: Discussion of symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/9, 2/11, 2/23).

March

Qualitative Research

March 2, 2021

Description: Network with other members and discuss symposia ideas for the 2021 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Three meetings are planned to accommodate different schedules (2/17, 2/22, 3/2).

International Comparisons of Healthy Aging

March 5, 2021

Description: This is a meeting for those who might be interested in submitting their abstract to be considered by our interest group. The purpose of this meeting is for Q & A about potential topics for the abstract submissions. Please stop by to discuss your current projects or if you may need any help from the team.

Cancer and Aging

March 19, 2021

Description: Hear about the latest interest group news and share ideas.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

March 29, 2021

Description: This monthly meeting will be held the last Monday of each month. The first 10-15 minutes will include a discussion of business-related items. The rest of the meeting will be used for participants to present work, share ideas, get feedback from peers, or network and explore collaborations in our subfield. If you are interested in presenting or sharing your work, email convener, Lydia Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

April 26, 2021

Description: This monthly meeting will be held the last Monday of each month. The first 10-15 minutes will include a discussion of business-related items. The rest of the meeting will be used for participants to present work, share ideas, get feedback from peers, or network and explore collaborations in our subfield. If you are interested in presenting or sharing your work, email convener, Lydia Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community College

April 28, 2021

Description: Struggling Community College Gerontology Programs – approaches that are working and how to support these programs.

May

Dyadic Research on Health and Illness Across the Adult Lifespan

May 4, 2021

Description: This meeting is to continue the great discussions and brainstorming we started in the fall and to have break-out groups around specific initiatives. We will also share some initiatives we have started and hope to roll-out later this year, including webinars. 

Cancer and Aging

May 18, 2021

Description: First ever Cancer and Aging GSA SIG/CARG/AGS Joint Meeting. Agenda items include introduction and announcements from CARG/AGS/GSA; AGS abstract mini-presentations, symposium keypoints, trainee experience; and brainstorming for collaborative symposium ideas.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

May 24, 2021

Description: This monthly meeting will be held the last Monday of each month. The first 10-15 minutes will include a discussion of business-related items. The rest of the meeting will be used for participants to present work, share ideas, get feedback from peers, or network and explore collaborations in our subfield. If you are interested in presenting or sharing your work, email convener, Lydia Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

May 24, 2021

Description: This quarterly meeting will feature Interest Group updates, announcements regarding the November GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, and information about a new way to showcase your work. In addition, time will be allocated for networking via breakout rooms.

Rainbow Research Group

May 24, 2021

Description: This workshop will feature the grant writing experiences of five expert researchers in the field of LGBTQ aging. The workshop aims to improve awareness of funding sources for LGBTQ aging research, facilitate greater understanding of how to prepare a successful grant application for foundation and NIH funding, and to build connections among an intergenerational network of scholars in the field of LGBTQ aging.

Oral Health

May 28, 2021

Description: We will be discussing the new GSA publication, Pandemic Driven Disruption in Oral Health, and associated webinars. Come learn about plans for the upcoming GSA November 2021 meeting in Phoenix.

June

Family Caregiving

June 9, 2021

Description: Interest Group members are invited to present "Lightning Talks" (up to 10 min. each) to share information about their research, projects, report sharing, or other activities related to family caregiving. Members interested in presenting a Lightning Talk should email Mary Antonelli This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Karen Appert This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a spot. Additional Interest Group activities and planning will also be discussed at the meeting.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

June 28, 2021

Description: This monthly meeting will be held the last Monday of each month. The first 10-15 minutes will include a discussion of business-related items. The rest of the meeting will be used for participants to present work, share ideas, get feedback from peers, or network and explore collaborations in our subfield. If you are interested in presenting or sharing your work, email convener, Lydia Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

July

International Aging and Migration

July 2, 2021

Description: Join us for our first publication and project relay where everyone that will join us – and feels like sharing - will get to present either one of their latest publications or an ongoing project within the topic of international aging and migration. Depending on the number of people that will join us we may either all meet within one room or split into breakout rooms. Plan your presentations to be a maximum of 2 minutes per person (no power points are needed but be ready to add links to your publication or project homepage in the chat function of zoom). We look very much forward to getting a glimpse of the great work we are all involved in and welcome both presenters and listeners to this event.

Environmental Gerontology

July 14, 2021

Description: Join us with your favorite beverage for a social virtual EG-IG meeting! We can use this opportunity to catch up, share ongoing research, and find opportunities to collaborate.

Community College

July 14, 2021

Description: The theme of this meeting will be "Community College Involvement in the Age-Friendly University Initiative." 

Cancer and Aging

July 28, 2021

Description: This one-hour long webinar will have two presenters. The first presenter is Dr. Jyotsana Parajuli who will present on prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms in older adults with cancer. The second is Ms. Brittany Knauss who will present about staying physically active in the context of COVID, isolation and cancer.

August

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

August 30, 2021

Description: This monthly meeting will be held the last Monday of each month. The first 10-15 minutes will include a discussion of business-related items. The rest of the meeting will be used for participants to present work, share ideas, get feedback from peers, or network and explore collaborations in our subfield. If you are interested in presenting or sharing your work, email convener, Lydia Manning at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

August 30, 2021

Description: Join us for a transdisciplinary journal club focused on ADRD research and science! A great opportunity to learn, grow and connect. We meet once monthly to read and discuss relevant research and seek ways to collaborate on projects and papers. We are committed to advancing this important scientific field- hope to see you there!

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