GSA 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting

GSA Annual

 Start Date - End Date

November 08, 2023 - November 12, 2023

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Friday, September 01, 2023

Registration Deadline

Sunday, November 12, 2023

 Start Date

November 08, 2023 - November 12, 2023

Thank you for visiting the GSA 2023 registration page, we look forward to a dynamic conference in Tampa!  We will be updating the 2023 website with additional information as the program is developing, please visit for additional information as it is available.  
Registration Refunds – A request for a full refund, must be sent in writing to by October 1, 2023.  
Cancellation requests received by October 15, 2023, will be refunded minus a 25% nonrefundable cancellation fee. After October 15, 2023, no refunds will be issued for any reason. Refund requests for the cancellation fee will not be considered regardless of the registration category, amount paid, or when requested. No-shows to the GSA 2023 meeting will not be refunded regardless of the reason, including conflicts that arise with a registrant's schedule, (e.g., late arrivals or early departures) does not constitute a reason for a full or partial refund. A submitted online registration serves as acknowledgement, acceptance, and agreement of this cancellation policy. All cancellation requests will be processed within 15 business days of receipt and back on the original form of payment.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Early Bird Emeritus Member Registration $319.00
Early Bird Emeritus Non-Member Registration $879.00
Early Bird Member Registration $499.00
Early Bird Non-Member Registration $879.00
Early Bird Retired Member Registration $369.00
Early Bird Retired Non-Member Registration $879.00
Early Bird Spouse Member Registration $499.00
Early Bird Spouse Non-Member Registration $879.00
Early Bird Student Member Registration $189.00
Early Bird Student Non-Member Registration $349.00
Early Bird Transitional Member Registration $269.00
Early Bird Transitional Non-Member Registration $879.00
In-Person Prices
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Available Functions

Wednesday - November 08
Conference Workshops (complimentary to all attendees) 8:00AM-12:00PM
  An Introduction to Intervention Optimization: Launching a New Generation of Behavioral Interventions for description.
  Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Practice: Understanding the International Relevance and Applicability of the Dutch Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care for description.
  Creating Accessible Interfaces for Older Adults: An HCI Approach for description.
  Critical Decision Making Skills in Antipsychotic Stewardship for description.
  Dementia Eating Assistance Training (Dementia EATs) Workshop for description.
  Implementation & Improvement at the Cross Roads: The Map to Reliable Age-Friendly Care for description.
  Meaning-Centered Groups: An Upstream Approach to Enhancing Psychological Resiliency in Older Adults for description.
  Microbiome and Aging: New Scientific Advancements for description.
  Upping your Writing Game: Manuscript Writing Tips and Practice for description.
  Using the Health and Retirement Study for Cognition Research for description.
  Using the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) in Studying Disability, Dementia, and Aging for description.
  AGHE Program of Merit: Technical and Practical Application Information and Assistance for description.
Conference Workshops (complimentary to all attendees) 1:00PM-5:00PM
  Addressing Care Transitions Across the Dementia Care Continuum for description.
  Age-Friendly 101: How to Connect Your Work and Advance Your Age-Friendly Community Scholarship for descriptions.
  Applications of Deep Learning to Unbiased Stereology for description.
  Developing a Program in Aging and Neuroscience at Community College for description.
  Engaging Diverse and Inclusive Audiences with The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for description.
  Facilitating Interdisciplinary Geriatrics Visits Via Telemedicine for description.
  Use of Health-related Biomarkers in Studies with Diverse Older Adults to Promote Health Equity and Address Health for description.
  Securing Pilot Research Funding: Strategies for Success Through the NIA Supported Center Programs for description.
  Studying Migration & Immigration Across the Life Course with Population-Representative IPUMS Data for description.
  The Long-Term Care Data Cooperative: Leveraging Nursing Home Electronic Health Records for Research for description.
  Higher Ed Curriculum Design Challenge: Intentional, Intergenerational, Interprofessional for description.
  Conference Workshops Infomation
Conference Workshops will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in two time blocks: 8AM -12PM and 1PM - 5PM. Workshops are complimentary to all attendees upon sign-up. Once workshop programming details are available, we will make those offerings available to you to add to your registration.
Conference Workshops (complimentary to all attendees) 1:00PM-5:00PM
  12th Annual AGHE Teaching Institute - Higher Ed Curriculum Design Challenge: Intentional, Intergenerational, Interprofessional
Design challenges, or hackathons, are highly interactive and allow participants to leverage teammates’ expertise to rapidly design a new product or solution to the focus issue, in this case the development of intergenerational curriculum. Participants will draw on their varied backgrounds and ideas to create engaging and effective lesson plans. In this Teaching Institute, panelists will explain the purpose and process of design challenges and walk attendees through a brief, team-based, interdisciplinary hackathon (design sprint) focused on the development of lesson plans for intergenerational projects. Representatives from all GSA member groups are encouraged to participate, as the greater the variety of perspectives represented on design challenge teams, the more powerful the outcomes. Participants will leave with knowledge and resources related to design thinking, process, and challenges; a series of intergenerational lesson plans; and a set of skills to implement both. Please join us for this fun, innovative, interactive workshop!
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  New Member and First-Timer Orientation
New GSA members and first-time meeting attendees are invited to an interactive informational session with GSA leaders and staff. Meet new people and participate in small group discussions focused on navigating your first GSA meeting, finding networking opportunities, and learning about ways to make the most of your GSA membership and become actively engaged with the organization.
Thursday - November 09
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Health & Wellness Program
  Yoga With Medititation I
Yoga is a practice that connects the body, breath, and mind. It uses physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation to improve overall health. Yoga was developed as a spiritual practice thousands of years ago. Today we do yoga for exercise and to reduce stress. The sunrise practice will conclude with a healing mediation designed for healers.
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Section Recognition and Networking
  Section Recognition and Networking - Behavioral and Social Sciences
Light refreshments will be served
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum of Art Visit
  Tampa Museum of Art Visit: Life and Death in the Ancient World
Join the Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Advisory Panel members in a private docent-led tour for GSA exploring life and death In the ancient world. The museum is a 15-minute walk from the Convention Center with an Uber travel option available. Transportation details will be sent in advance of the event.
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Section Recognition and Networking
  Section Recognition and Networking - Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education
Friday - November 10
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Health & Wellness Program
  Yoga with Meditation II
Yoga with Meditation - Yoga is a Sanskrit word translated as “yoke” or “union.” To yoke means to draw together, to bind together; or to unite. Its aim is to yoke or create a union of the body, mind, soul, and universal consciousness. This process of uniting the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves is what allows yogis to experience deep states of freedom, peace and self-realization. This class is designed to connect the breath, the body, and the mind.
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Mentoring Events
  Mentoring Consultancies: Career Conversations in Gerontology
The mentoring consultancies bring students and early-career participants together with experienced researchers and leaders in gerontology to discuss building a successful career in gerontology. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in two 30-minute conversations (in groups of 8-10) with two facilitators. Conversations will focus on a variety of issues that arise in the professional context such as post-docs, job applications/interviews, publishing, non-academic career opportunities, and navigating promotion and tenure. This is a one-time, no strings attached opportunity for lively conversation based on shared interests.
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Section Recognition and Networking
  Section Recognition and Networking - Biological Sciences
Light refreshments will be served
  Section Recognition and Networking - Health Sciences
Light refreshments will be served
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Section Recognition and Networking
  Section Recognition and Networking - Social Research, Policy, and Practice
Light refreshments will be served
Donate To Support A Student(s)
  Section Recognition and Networking - Donate To Support A Student(s)
Saturday - November 11
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Special Events (non-refundable)
  GSA Fun Walk and Run
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Health & Wellness Program
  Sound Bath Session
Sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by singing bowls. It is a carefully selected wash of instrument and voice with notable resonance and overtones designed to stimulate the energic body (chakras).
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Health & Wellness Program
  Paint and Socialize
Join us for an evening of imagination and artistic expression! Grab a friend and a drink from the Marriott bar and head to our room where we will have easels and all painting accessories ready for creating your own personal masterpiece!
Special Events (non-refundable)
  Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Gerontology Film Screening of The Bubble
Join the Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Gerontology Advisory Panel for a screening of The Bubble by Valerie Blankenbyl. A documentary about The Villages, one of the largest retirement communities in the United States, the film explores culture, lifestyle, and personal choice in later years with commentary and discussion by the director. Cash bar available.


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Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

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