NEW! 2013 Caregiving Workshop and Travel Awards Deadline Ending Soon.

Accelerating Translation of Knowledge to Community Practices for Older Adults

GSA and the National Center on Gerontological Social Work Excellence are partnering to launch an effort to energize and focus applied researchers to translate knowledge into widespread and sustainable practices in community-based organizations serving older adults. Learn more here.

Upcoming Deadlines to Note

September 12: Early Bird Registration Deadline
September 15: Late Breaker Poster Abstracts and Travel Award Deadline
2013 Caregiving Workshop: Family Caregiving to Persons with Dementia
Family caregivers remain the backbone of the health and social service system in the US; and the role of the family will continue to expand with the growth of the over 85 year old population.  Caregivers of persons with dementia are particularly vulnerable, experiencing higher levels of anxiety and depression and expressing lower quality of life. There is a large literature on interventions to support caregivers; and there is substantive evidence about what works in improving outcomes for caregivers. Many scholars are focusing on implementation and dissemination. Yet uptake in practice is still limited and evidence-based interventions have not been translated for delivery in different care settings. Clearly, treatment development and adaptation work must move to implementation and dissemination work to institutionalize the years of research on this critical topic to widespread community-based practice. Pre-registration! is required; click here to register.
Travel Awards for Junior Investigators
Up to 8 travel awards, each in the amount of $1,200 and complimentary registration to attend and participate in the workshop will be made to help defray the cost of attending GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting.  All attendees are expected to stay and participate in the entire workshop as well as participate in a poster session associated with workshop. Who is Eligible to apply? Click here for full details. Applications are due September 15.
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