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GSA Interest Groups host virtual meetings throughout the year. These meetings are free and open to both GSA members and non-members.

May

Dyadic Research on Health and Illness Across the Adult Lifespan

May 4, 2021

3 to 4 p.m. ET

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

2 to 3 p.m. ET

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

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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

1 to 2 p.m. ET

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

3 to 4 p.m. ET

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

1 to 2 p.m. ET

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

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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

12 to 1 p.m. ET

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.

Community College

July 14, 2021

4 to 5 p.m. ET

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

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

July 26, 2021

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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.

August

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

August 30, 2021

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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.

September

Qualitative Research

September 10, 2021

12 to 1:15 p.m. ET

Description: In response to members of our Qualitative Research Interest Group’s (QRIG) requests, we are convening a panel of editors from some of GSA’s journals to discuss best practices for publishing qualitative research. Our panelists will share their expertise and experiences as editors reviewing and promoting qualitative work within their journals. If you have any specific questions about qualitive publication that  you would like the panelists to address during their discussion, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by September 3, 2021 with Questions for QRIG’s Qualitative Editors’ Panel in the email's subject field.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

September 27, 2021

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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.

October

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

October 25, 2021

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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.

November

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

November 29, 2021

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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.

December

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

December 20, 2021

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET

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..

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