An ideal opportunity to connect with colleagues, the APA Annual Convention features more than 80 social hours and other networking events, and more than 800 sessions covering the entire field of psychology.
Founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society, the American Society on Aging is an association of diverse individuals bound by a common goal: to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. The membership of ASA is multidisciplinary and inclusive of professionals who are concerned with the physical, emotional, social, economic and spiritual aspects of aging.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. GSA boasts over 5,400 members and has a primary mission to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
CMHA sends presenters to the GSA conference every year.
The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics is to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations. The Association pursues these activities with a view of enhancing the highest quality of life and well being of all people as they experience aging at individual and societal levels.
The Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics seeks to provide students with practical experiences associated with academic and applied gerontology. The conference was conceived as a vehicle for students to network with key professionals in aging and to gain first hand experiences in all aspects of organizing and hosting a conference, including post-convention monographs and publications. Further, the conference is used to promote student professional development, share important student work in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, and teach faculty/student mentoring.