Georgetown Faculty & Former Student Featured at GSA 2021 Annual Meeting

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Several Georgetown M.S. in Aging & Health faculty members and former students were featured in a number of panel discussions at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2021 Annual Meeting this November. These panels included the following:

Embodying the Aging Experience: How Virtual Reality Is Transforming Medical and Nursing Education – Dr. Pamela Saunders, Symposium Co-chair 

  • Virtually Transformative Experiences in Geriatric Education: Lessons Pre and Post Pandemic – Dr. Pamela Saunders, Presenter

Innovative Gerontology in Higher Education: Transformative Effects of the Pandemic – Dr. Pamela Saunders, Symposium Co-chair 

  • Transforming Education Using Virtual Reality: Geriatrics Clerkship Before and During Pandemic – Dr. Pamela Saunders, Presenter
  • Learning Humanities and Ethics of Aging Through the Lens of an Avatar Creation – Dr. Gay Hanna, Presenter
  • Older Adults as Virtual Subject Matter Experts in COVID Graduate Education – Dr. Sonya Barsness, Presenter

Friendship and Loneliness Among People Living With Dementia: Social Practices and Identity – Dr. Pamela Saunders, Symposium Co-chair 

  • Communicative Coping and Friendship Among Persons Living With Dementia: Findings From Long-Term Care – Dr. Pamela Saunders, Presenter