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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. For a list and descriptions of GSA Interest Groups, click here

January

Women's Issues

January 13, 2022

2 to 4 p.m. ET

  • Register Here (note: you will need to have or create a Zoom account to register; you can create a Zoom account for free)

Description: Workshop: "Improve Your Science Communication with Improv." There's informing people about science and then there's communicating science. Join us for an interactive virtual workshop that uses improvisation techniques to strengthen science communication skills like distilling your message, abandoning jargon, and listening closely to your audience. The workshop will take place via Zoom. Attendees will need to turn on their cameras and microphones during the improv exercises. #scicomm.

Paid Caregiving

January 13, 2022

4 to 5 p.m. ET

Description: The meeting will start with 2-3 “Research Bites” followed by breakout discussions.

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

January 24, 2022

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. In January, Beth Long-Higgins will share about research opportunities at the Ruth Parker Frost Center for Abundant Aging.

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

 January 24, 2022

2 to 3 pm ET

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

Epidemiology of Aging

 January 27, 2022

12 to 1 pm ET

Description: Please join the Epidemiology of Aging Interest Group for a talk by Dr. Aladdin Shadyab on the relationship between epigenetic aging and risk of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Aging Workforce

January 31, 2022

3 to 4 p.m. ET

Description: "Dementia in the workplace: Person-centred approaches to employment support and decision-making."  This workshop will discuss the current research on dementia in the workplace in order to explore the supports required to facilitate continued employment and decision-making around employment post diagnosis. Using practical examples, we will highlight the potential factors which could promote a positive employment experience for those living with dementia. The workshop will feature a talk by Dr. Louise Ritchie, followed by a short Q&A facilitated by members of a Canadian-Australian working group exploring a joint research agenda.

February

Grandparents as Caregivers

February 2, 2022

12 to 1:30 p.m. ET

Description: The purpose of this meeting is to prepare for the GSA 2022 Symposium topics. . 

Dyadic Research On Health & Illness Across The Adult Lifespan - Mentoring Group

February 8, 2022

3 to 4 p.m. ET

Description: This is a monthly mentoring meeting that takes place the second Tuesday of each month. 

Hospice, Palliative and End-of-Life Care

February 17, 2022

12 to 1 p.m. ET

Description: This meeting is to kick off 2022 and discuss symposium ideas. 

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

February 28, 2022

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.

March

Dyadic Research On Health & Illness Across The Adult Lifespan - Mentoring Group

March 8, 2022

3 to 4 p.m. ET

Description: This is a monthly mentoring meeting that takes place the second Tuesday of each month. 

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

March 28, 2022

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.

April

Dyadic Research On Health & Illness Across The Adult Lifespan - Mentoring Group

April 12, 2022

3 to 4 p.m. ET

Description: This is a monthly mentoring meeting that takes place the second Tuesday of each month. 

Paid Caregiving

April 14, 2022

4 to 5 p.m. ET

Description: This quarterly meeting will include opportunities to share about your research and network.  

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

April 25, 2022

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.

May

Dyadic Research On Health & Illness Across The Adult Lifespan - Mentoring Group

May 10, 2022

3 to 4 p.m. ET

Description: This is a monthly mentoring meeting that takes place the second Tuesday of each month. 

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

May 23, 2022

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.

June

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

June 27, 2022

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

Paid Caregiving

July 14, 2022

4 to 5 p.m. ET

Description: This quarterly meeting will include opportunities to share about your research and network.  

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

July 25, 2022

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 22, 2022

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

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

September 26, 2022

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

Paid Caregiving

October 13, 2022

4 to 5 p.m. ET

Description: This quarterly meeting will include opportunities to share about your research and network. 

Religion, Spirituality and Aging

October 24, 2022

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

December

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