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21st IAGG World Congress 2017 (USA)
23rd-27th July 2017
San Francisco
Organised by: 
Gerontological Society of America
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Mo Flynn

Irish Gerontological Society (IGS)

Dear Mo,

I hope you are well, and that you and your organization have had a successful year in advancing and promoting the science of aging. It is hard to believe that in 21 months we will be gathering in San Francisco, California, to both participate and celebrate the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

This quadrennial event will bring together innovators from across the world. Together we will engage in stimulating networking opportunities that will incubate new ideas that will improve the lives of people everywhere as they age.

I am writing today to ask for your support in promoting the World Congress. I have attached an HTML coded e-newsletter that I want you to send to your members asking them to also save this important date. In addition, I hope you will use this information and share it in all your other communications.

Attendees will be convening for GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Florida, from November 18 to 22, 2015, and I want to extend a complimentary full-meeting registration for you personally. To register for the meeting, go togeron.org/register and enter registration code IAGG2017_COMP when prompted.

As the executive director and CEO of The Gerontological Society of America, I am humbled to host IAGG 2017 along with our co-hosts, the American Federation for Aging Research, the National Council on Aging, American Society on Aging, American Aging Association, and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. Please visit www.IAGG2017.org to learn more about IAGG 2017, and be sure to sign up to receive news updates. If you have additional questions or if I can be of any assistance in helping you share this information with your constituents, please feel free to contact me atjappleby@geron.org. I hope to see you in Orlando.


James Appleby, BSPharm, MPH
Executive Director and CEO
The Gerontological Society of America

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’s principal mission — and that of our 5,400 members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.

The Society, founded in 1945, is the driving force behind the advancement of gerontology both domestically and internationally. Our members come from over 40 countries.

We foster collaboration between biologists, health professionals, policymakers, and behavioral and social scientists. We believe the intersection of research from diverse areas is the best way to achieve the greatest impact and promote healthy aging.

To further fulfill our mission, GSA assembles over 4,000 professionals from around the world to an Annual Scientific Meeting. This monumental event now features over 500 sessions each year. Additionally, we publish the field’s preeminent peer-reviewed journals.

Through networking and mentorship opportunities, we provide a professional “home” for career gerontologists and students at all levels. We know these individuals are our legacy and it is crucial we foster those who follow in our footsteps.