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Application Now Available for Joint AGS/NIA Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline
Event Date: 
06.09.2017 (All day)
Time Zone: 
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Event Location
Address 1: 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
City: 
Bethesda
State: 
MARYLAND
Short Description: 

Application Now Available for Joint AGS/NIA Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline We are excited to announce that "Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline"—the first in a new three-part series of U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conferences

Full Description: 

Joint AGS/NIA Conference on Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline: Application Now Available

We are excited to announce that “Sensory Impairment and Cognitive Decline”—the first in a new three-part series of U13 Bench-to-Bedside Conferences—will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD, from Monday, October 2 to Tuesday, October 3, 2017. A preliminary agenda for the conference can be accessed here.

The conference, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS), will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research developments, participate in the creation of recommendations for future research, and network with colleagues and leaders in the field. Additional support is being provided by American Academy of Audiology Foundation, Cochlear, EyeSight Foundation of Alabama, Lighthouse Guild, MED-EL, Research to Prevent Blindness, and Retirement Research Foundation.

The application for the conference is now available and can be accessed here. Applications are due by Friday, June 9, 2017 and applicants will be notified if they are invited to participate by the end of July. Please review the following eligibility criteria before applying.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 1-2 years of research experience in a related field.
  2. Hold an MD or PhD or equivalent degree.
  3. Have an academic appointment as a research fellow, instructor or faculty member.

A special thank you goes out to Conference Program Committee Co-Chairs, Drs. Heather Whitson and Frank Lin, and all Conference Program Committee members for the generous amounts of time and resources each has contributed to this conference.

If you are interested in participating or learning more about the conference please contact Elisha Medina-Gallagher, Manager for Special Projects at egallagher@americangeriatrics.org or 212-308-1414.  

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