Thursday, 09/07/2023 to 09/07/2023, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Gerontological Society of America. Meaningful Lives as We Age

GSA Annual Scientific Meeting iSession Series

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Free for Members; $25 Registration for Non-Members

This iSession reports and reviews new developments on the association between social isolation, loneliness and cognitive health amidst positive COVID-19 milestones; opportunities in aging health service and research.

Supplemental Materials:
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Interdisciplinary Symposia Presentations:

  • Biological Pathways Underlying the Longitudinal Association Between Loneliness and Cognitive Decline: Slides (PDF format)
  • A Public Health Analysis of the Relationship Between Loneliness, Isolation, and Dementia
  • The Relationship Between Loneliness and the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cognition and Well-Being in Older Adults: Slides (PowerPoint format)
  • The Longitudinal Association Between Social Isolation and Cognitive Decline Among Canadian Older Adults: Slides (PowerPoint format)


  • Ted K.S. Ng, PhD, BSc, Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, ASU (Chair)
  • Fereshteh Mehrabi, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Regina
  • Xiang Qi, PhD, Research Scientist, New York University
  • Christina Victor, PhD, M Phil, BA, Professor of Gerontology and Public Health and Vice Dean (Research), College of Health and Life Science, Brunel University London
  • Paras Goel, PT, DPT, MEd, MBA (c), GCS, 21st Century Home Health (Co-Moderator)
  • Amanda Sonnega, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Health and Retirement Study, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan (Co-Moderator)