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Publishing in Humanities, Arts, and Aging

June 10, 2021

Scholarship in perspectives on aging from the humanities, arts, and cultural gerontology has greatly enriched our understanding of aging and the life course. It is a vibrant area for peer-reviewed publishing from many disciplines, and there has been a welcome growth in focus in journals on humanities, arts, and aging. This webinar will bring together the perspectives of the editors responsible for humanities, arts, and cultural gerontology in four journals to outline the vision, philosophy, criteria, and opportunities for publishing in their journals.

Presented by:

  • A. Mark Clarfield, MD, Section Editor, Ars Longa and Old Lives Tales, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • Kate de Medeiros, PhD, Section Editor, Humanities and Arts, The Gerontologist
  • Desmond O’Neill, MD, Section Editor, Geriatric Medical Humanities, European Geriatric Medicine
  • Aagje Swinnen, PhD, Co-Editor, Age, Culture, Humanities

Supported by the GSA Innovation Fund, this webinar is of interest for scholars in a wide range of disciplines within and associated with gerontology and the humanities. Students, faculty, and researchers wishing to learn how to publish in the most appropriate journal in humanities and aging will find this webinar to be particularly enlightening.

Ways to Support Early Career Scholars across The Gerontological Society of America and Alzheimer’s Association ISTAART

Monday, June 7, 2021

Are you new to the Gerontological Society of America/Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) or the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)? Have you recently completed your degree or are in the process of completing it? Are you looking for ways to connect with others in a similar career stage? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then join us for the webinar exploring how ESPO and ISTAART support early career aging and dementia researchers and practitioners. You will hear from early career scientists and learn of local and global opportunities to support early career scholars!

Presented by:

  • Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, ESPO Chair
  • Beth Shaaban, PhD, MPH, Graduate School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers Vice Chair
  • Naiara Demnitz, PhD, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital - Amager and Hvidovre, Denmark, PIA to Elevate Early Career Researchers Communications Chair

Addressing Issues of Diversity and Social Justice in Research and Practice: Lightning Rounds and Panel Discussion (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

April 23, 2021

This webinar offers information on how to address issues of diversity and social justice in research, practice and education. Our skilled panel of researchers, educators, and clinicians will discuss strategies to 1) identify and incorporate diversity and equity in everyday life, 2) ensure diversity and equity in research and collaborations, and 3) facilitate inclusivity in teaching and service. Attendees will gain strategies useful in addressing diversity and health equity in future research and clinical practice.

Presented by:

  • Adriana Perez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, FGSA, Assistant Professor and Senior Fellow, at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
  • Andrew Porter, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health and an award-winning teacher at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • Rabbi Erica Steelman, MAHL, MPP, Chaplain at Horsham Center for Jewish Life
  • Kalisha Bonds Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, T32 National Institute of Nursing Research Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (Moderator)
  • Panelists' Bios

 This webinar is supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.

Using BRFSS Data for Action and Impact (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

March 5, 2021

Using public health data for impact is an important way to translate data into practice. Informing policymakers, systems, and environments is important to meet the needs of older adults, their caregivers, and the systems that support them. Presenters will hear about cognitive decline data that can be translated for use in public health policies and systems.

Presented by:

  • Matthew Baumgart, Alzheimer’s Association
  • John Shean, MPH, Alzheimer’s Association

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Analyzing and Interpreting Caregiving Data in the BRFSS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 26, 2021

Caregivers play an important role in caring for adults with health conditions or disabilities. This session will describe the CDC BRFSS Caregiver module, including its variables, structure, and interpretation. Tips for analysis will be discussed. User-friendly tools and resources will also be presented.

Presented by:

  • Erin D. Bouldin, PhD, MPH, Appalachian State University and CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program
  • Benjamin S. Olivari, MPH, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Analyzing and Interpreting Cognitive Decline Data in the BRFSS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 19, 2021

Cognitive decline in older adults is an important public health issue. This session will describe the CDC BRFSS Cognitive Decline module, including its variables, structure, and interpretation. Tips for analysis will be discussed. User-friendly tools and resources will also be presented.

Presented by:

  • Christopher A. Taylor, PhD, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program
  • Benjamin S. Olivari, MPH, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

Introduction to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Data for Cognitive Decline and Caregiving (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Webinar Series)

February 12, 2021

This session introduces participants to the CDC BRFSS, including its structure, administration, and usefulness in describing important public health issues for older adults and their caregivers.

Presented by:

  • Lisa C. McGuire, PhD, FGSA, CDC Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program

Older adults often experience multiple comorbid conditions, including issues related to cognitive decline, which can complicate their health management and quality of life. This webinar series will describe population-level data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) relevant to older adults, with an emphasis on cognitive decline and caregiving-related issues. Data collected through the BRFSS can be used to track these issues and to inform public health professionals, policymakers, and other stakeholders about important aging-related health issues. Presenters will provide concrete examples of how these data have been used and can be applied to research questions as well as to real-world problems, including how they can be used to effectively stimulate strategic changes to meet the needs of the growing proportion of older adults. This 4-part webinar series is organized by CDC, in conjunction with the GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online.

New Member Orientation

February 11, 2021

Are you a new member of The Gerontological Society of America (GSA)? Interested in learning more about your GSA member benefits? Join GSA’s Membership Coordinator for an interactive orientation on the services, programs, events, resources, and networking opportunities available to all GSA members. We want to ensure you are getting the most value possible from your membership. This webinar will help you become more connected with the GSA community and show you how to access member resources. This session will include plenty of time for your questions about GSA and our services.

Presented by:

  • Jontice Small, Membership Coordinator, The Gerontological Society of America

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