CSC at the Gerontological Society of America Conference: Part 1

Greetings from the 65th Annual Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conference in San Diego!  I have just arrived at the San Diego Convention Center for my first day of conferencing, amid beautiful Southern California weather and the buzz of exciting new research and ideas.

The theme of this year’s conference is, “Charting New Frontiers in Aging.”  According to the GSA—charting implies connections, which help us move beyond our personal insights and investigations to achieve a deeper and more meaningful understanding of aging and its implications.  Within the context of CSC’s mission to directly serve those impacted by cancer, the marked increase in cancer risk with increasing age, and the demographic trends leading to the rapid “graying” of our nation, there are few research areas more relevant  for CSC.

I am looking forward to a stimulating and productive conference, and will check in with several additional posts throughout my time at GSA.

About Chris Gayer

Christopher Gayer joined the Cancer Support Community in February 2012 as Research Manager of the Research and Training Institute. Chris is a Gero-psycho-social researcher in the end stages of finishing his dissertation in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky. He received his B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Chris has extensive research experience and interest in gero-psychology and decision making studies. He is especially interested in understanding the role of patient-physician communication in the context of cancer treatment decisions.

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