The fourth GSA Global Aging Forum will be held on Wednesday, 18 November at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Orlando, Florida. The forum will focus on international research and education efforts with particular attention on creating connections and partnerships. Presenters from a variety of disciplines and from both developed and developing countries will engage attendees with work in progress around the world, including countries in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. As part of this forum, IAHSA will have a panel discussion entitled The IAHSA Global Ageing Research Clearinghouse: A Platform for Global Knowledge Exchange. The panel will introduce the audience to the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing, provide examples of trans-national research in which panelists are engaged, and discuss ways IAHSA can serve as a platform for global knowledge exchange via the development and expansion of the Global Ageing Research Clearinghouse. IAHSA panelists will include Drs. Robyn Stone and Taryn Patterson of the LeadingAge Center for Applied Research, Dr. Julienne Meyer of City University London, Richard Browdie of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, and Dr. Kathy McGilton of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network.
The Global Aging Forum will be valuable to those currently engaged in cross-national research and/or education as well as those wishing to network with potential collaborators. As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to: (1) gain knowledge of existing exemplars of international research related to global ageing, and (2) identify community partners and other researchers with interests similar to their own related to global aging to facilitate future opportunities for collaboration. See more at: https://www.geron.org/images/gsa/2015asm/globalagingagenda2015.pdf