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Family Care Room

GSA will be providing a family care room at the Tampa Convention Center during the GSA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting. This room will be available to those who need a safe space for their child while they attend a session or event. Children must be accompanied by an adult (18 or over) during their time in the family care room and must never be left unattended. The room will be monitored by a GSA contracted security guard at the entrance and will require formal authorization for use. Please complete The Family Care Access Form for access. Proof of identity will be required at the time of check-in.

Private Nursing Rooms
As part of the family care room space, private nursing rooms will be available for nursing mothers to use during the conference. Access to these rooms will be available on a first come first served basis, but completion of the The Nursing Room Access Form is required for access. Proof of identity will be required at the time of check-in.

Family Rest & Waiting Area
In addition, an area of the family care room space will be available to those who need a space to rest or wait for a family member / individual who is presenting at the GSA 2023 ASM. This area will also be monitored by security and will require a sign-up for use. Please complete the Family Rest & Waiting Access Form for accesss. Proof of identity will be required at the time of check-in.

Exhibit Hall and Sessions

Children under the age of 18 are only allowed in the Exhibit Hall when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Out of respect for our exhibitors, poster presenters, and attendees we ask a parent or guardian to closely monitor any disruption in the exhibit hall. Because of the professional nature of the presentations given in our scientific programs, children should not be in the session rooms to avoid potential interruption to a presentation. The family care room is available as a service to accommodate those giving or attending presentations.

Family Care Location

The location of the family care room is in the Hospitality Suite at the Tampa Convention Center located on the first floor just inside the Channel Entrance. The location will be indentified with signage.

Family Care Hours 

Wednesday, Nov 8: 10:30am – 4:00pm 
Thursday, Nov 9: 8:00am – 6:00pm 
Friday, Nov 10: 8:00am – 6:00pm 
Saturday, Nov 11: 8:00am – 6:00pm 
Sunday, Nov 12: 8:00am – 11:30am


If you would like to provide GSA with feedback on these family friendly resources offered at GSA 2023, then please email us at:

Babysitting Services

Due to liability, resources and other concerns, GSA is not able to provide direct babysitting services at GSA 2023. The Tampa Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has provided GSA with a list of babysitting services in the area. GSA has not vetted and does not endorse or take responsibility or have liability for the services provided by the childcare organizations in the list provided. Vetting and/or interviews should be conducted by the parent/caregiver to ensure an appropriate fit and care for their child.


The Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500 members — is to promote the study of aging and disseminate information to scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Founded in 1945, GSA is the driving force behind advancing innovation in aging — both domestically and internationally. Our members come from more than 50 countries. To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles more nearly 4,000 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features more than 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.



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