The 2009 Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging will provide a forum for policy discussion and advocacy in aging and networking opportunity for professionals in the field of aging. The ASA-NCOA Conference is the leading congregation of a diverse, multidisciplinary community of professionals from the fields of aging, healthcare and education, along with business leaders from across the United States. The conference would provide excellent opportunity to network with new and old friends, gain insight from voices from the front line and find new grassroots and national partners for advocacy. It is recognized as a platform for programs and projects that can be replicated, a forum for policy discussion and advocacy, and a prime source of information on new research findings in aging. The conference attendees would get the answers, the experts, the research, the best practices, and the most comprehensive educational offerings available to professionals. The conference will focus on several issues such as: Emerging Technologies for Independent Living, Seniors in Poverty: An In-Depth Look at Local, State and National Perspectives, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Healthcare Workforce, Health and Wellness of Aging Americans: Private and Public Partnerships, Older Adults Speak Out About Self-Care, Financial Meltdown: Implications for Aging, etc.
American Society on Aging