Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am delighted to invite all investigators in aging and age-related fields to join us in a special celebration of 50 years of research in aging biology and geroscience at the 2022 American Aging Association (AGE) Annual Meeting which will take place on May 17-20 in San Antonio as a fully integrated hybrid (in person-virtual) event.  

At the occasion of the Association’s 50th anniversary, the 2022 AGE Meeting will feature speakers and organizations representing areas of major advance in aging and age-associated disease that made recent highly impactful contributions and have helped the field move forward by leaps in the last transformative decades. 

Our 2022 Program features 50% early career investigator and trainee talks, and more than 50% women in each scientific session, plus numerous opportunities for trainees and early career investigators to present their work in fourteen Trainee/ECI talks selected from abstracts, together with opportunities in the Poster Session Reception/Mixers, Poster Pitches and the Data Blitz.  I am also proud to announce that the 2022 AGE Meeting will also feature our inaugural Trainee Chapter Session focused on health disparities in aging, a topic selected by the Trainee Chapter and organized by our brilliant TC leadership. 

Starting in 2022 AGE is partnering with the NIA Office of Special Populations to promote and establish a pronounced presence of Butler-Williams Scholar Program Alumni in AGE and at the AGE Annual Meetings.  In addition to our Travel Awards for invited trainee speakers, this year’s meeting will offer travel awards for selected Poster Pitches presenters and will jumpstart an exciting new program with five Travel Awards to specifically support underrepresented minority attendees (details are available in our Trainee Chapter page).

To celebrate the important role the Association has played in stimulating new discoveries and enhancing the careers of many of the most prominent researchers in the field, we will foster opportunities for career advancement and for networking within the aging research community with five large social events, in addition to Poster Session Reception/Mixers, the Trainee/Faculty Mixer, our Women of AGE Breakfast and a Trainee Networking Dinner. 

Whether you are a seasoned investigator in aging and geroscience, are starting your career in the field, or would like to begin exploring the science of aging, the 2022 AGE Meeting offers a unique venue for discussion of the latest advances in the biology of aging and geroscience. Come and find out where the field is now and discover the exciting translational directions where the field is going – all in the backdrop of beautiful San Antonio, one of the US’ richest colonial heritage cities.

We are excited to celebrate the first 50 years of the American Aging Association with all of you. I look forward to seeing you again, or to meeting you in San Antonio.

Veronica

Veronica Galvan, PhD
President
American Aging Association