50th AGE Meeting
May 17-20, 2022
Omni La Mansión del Rio
San Antonio, Texas

Who We Are

The American Aging Association was launched on October 19, 1970 and organized by a group of distinguished medical doctors and scientists who wanted a specific organization dedicated to aging research.  The Association is defined as a non-profit, tax-exempt national organization of lay and scientific members dedicated to:

  • Promote biomedical aging studies directed towards increasing the functional life span of humans with one goal being to slow the aging process.
  • Keep the public informed of the progress of aging research and of practical means of achieving a long and healthy life.
  • Increase knowledge of biogerontology among physicians and others in the health fields
  • Foster the scientific and professional career development of AGE trainees and scientific members. (added 2017)

The American Aging Association recognizes a crucial, compelling need to promote diversity in the aging research workforce. The American Aging Association is committed to fostering a diverse workforce in aging research, and to ensuring that people from all backgrounds can fully and productively participate in our field.

Why be a Member?

The American Aging Association fosters the scientific and professional career development of its members through scientific meetings, networking, mentorship, and financial support of trainees. Members have access to exclusive content, such as recorded seminars and Powerpoint slides, and have free access rights to the electronic content of the journal GeroScience.

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AGE Early Career Scholars Program:
An award to support diversity in AGE

We are looking for enthusiastic trainees studying aging or age-related diseases to apply for the AGE Early Career Scholars Program. AGE recognizes a crucial, compelling need to promote diversity in the aging research workforce. AGE is committed to fostering a diverse workforce in aging research, and to ensure that people from all backgrounds can fully and productively participate in our field.

Why Apply?

  • Five Scholars will be selected to receive a 2-year AGE membership, travel award for the 2022 AGE meeting ($1500), the opportunity to present your research at the AGE 2022 annual meeting (https://www.americanagingassociation.org/annual-meeting), and will be paired with a senior AGE trainee chapter member for ongoing mentorship.
  • Additional 2-year AGE memberships and virtual 2022 meeting registrations will be awarded.

Who Should Apply?

  • Are you an undergrad, postbacc, graduate student or postdoc?
  • Do you identify as an under-represented minority in biomedical sciences (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html)
  • Are you studying aging or age-related diseases?
  • Do you study metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases?

Those are all age-related diseases!
If you said yes to all of these, you should apply!

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Call for Nominations - Denham Harman Award

Established in 1978 this award was named in honor of Dr. Denham Harman, a co-founder of AGE and honors a person who has made significant contributions to biomedical aging research.

All members of the American Aging Association are eligible to nominate individuals for the awards.

Materials required for nomination include a nomination letter outlining why this individual is deserving of the award, a current CV of the individual and at least two supporting letters. Before nominating a person, please take a look at the website for the list of past awardees. Please note that if an individual has received the Denham Harman Award previously, the nomination will have to justify the contributions of this person since the last award. Once the materials have been collected, the nominator should send the documents to Holly Brown-Borg.

The Awards Committee will review eligibility, compile the documents and create a slate of candidates for the AGE Board on which to vote. 

Deadline: December 1, 2021