As you all know by now, we have been offered a day-long special session at the GSA, 2016 meeting in New Orleans. Many of you submitted proposals for papers and symposia.
When you receive notice of acceptance, please let us know as soon as you can--
so that we can determine which presentations can be slated for the special session and which will be scheduled through the regular GSA process.
In collaboration with Drs. Nancy Morrow-Howell and Linda Harootyan and with additional funds from NIA and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, we will host a pre-conference workshop at GSA, 2017 on the state of knowledge about workplace-based policies and practices that make it possible for older adults to extend their labor force attachment. We will be joined in this effort by Network Steering Committee member Philip Taylor, director of the Productive Ageing Centre, Australia, and convener of the Older Worker Interest group, who is working toward a better understanding of how to communicate research knowledge to business leaders.
If you have work that can be considered "translational," i.e. policies, programs, and
practices that have been shown to be effective in the context of aging and work, please watch for an RFP in the coming days
. The 2017 conference will be combined with the IAGG 2017 (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) and will be taking place
July 23-27, 2017
in San Francisco, California, rather than the traditional GSA November conference date.
New Publication Effort
Soon, in collaboration with Professor Lisa Berkman, Network Member and Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies at the Harvard University School of Public Health, we will be sending out a
Request for Proposals (RFP) for a special Network initiative to develop research based on the following theme: Is There an App for That? Removing Constraints to Later Life Work.
Watch for it and be thinking about planned work that relates to this theme!