When Where Speaker Presentation/Activities
Friday, September 9, 2022, 8 am – 2:30 pm Eastern Time Beck Agricultural Center, 4550 US 52 W, West Lafayette, IN Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD, ABPP, Director Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, WSU Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University

Pamela B. Teaster, PhD, Professor and Director, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech University,

James Appleby, CEO, The Gerontological Society of America
Assessing the Domains of Financial Capacity: A Person Centered Approach to Preventing Fraud.

The Face and Future of Elder Mistreatment

Reframing Elder Abuse
Friday, October 7, 12:30-1:25 Eastern time Convergence Center, 101 Foundry Drive, West Lafayette, IN James Markworth, PhD, Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences, Purdue University Topic:
Inflamm-aging: Does Unresolved Inflammation Contribute to Age-related Muscle Dysfunction?
Friday, October 28, 2022, 1:30-3:00 pm Eastern Time Location TBD Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Social Data Analytics, Penn State University Topic:
Generation Gap: Why the Baby Boomers Still Dominate American Politics and Culture
November 2-6, 2022 Indianapolis, IN TBD Topic:
Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting
Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:30-1:25 pm Eastern time Convergence Center, 101 Foundry Drive, West Lafayette, IN Sydney Trask, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University Topic:
Cortical Contributions to Learning and Memory throughout the Lifespan


Virtual Panel Discussion

In Fall 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CALC held a virtual panel discussion in lieu of the annual symposium.

To view video of the Fall Panel Discussion, click here.

Date Theme Speakers
September 11
Protecting Vulnerable Older Adults from COVID-19: Lessons Learned? Kathleen Abrahamson, Greg Arling, Tetyana Shippee, Kathleen Unroe


Annual Symposium

The Center on Aging and the Life Course sponsors an annual symposium, typically during fall, and monthly colloquia during the academic year. Prior speakers at the annual symposia are listed below.

For CALC symposium videos, please visit our Symposium Video Play List

Center on Aging and the Life Course Symposia, 1999-Present
Date Theme Speakers
September 10
Changes in Well-Being and Health After a Transition to Family Caregiving William Haley
September 27
Age and Social Connectedness Benjamin Cornwell, Karen Rook
September 28
Technological Innovations for Optimal Aging Wendy Rogers, Denise McAllister Wilder, Brandon Pitts, Jacob Monroe, Satyajit Ambike, Thomas Siegmund
September 15
Health Across Generations Mary Beth Terry, Jonathon Wells
September 16
Time Horizons and Optimal Aging Laura Carstensen, David Ekerdt
October 2
Optimizing Functional Ability in Later Life Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Sarah L. Szanton
September 5
Avenues to Optimal Longevity S. Jay Olshansky, Rafael de Cabo
September 20
Aging Families and Health: Social Influences on Health Lifestyle Choices in Later Life Deborah S. Carr, Karen Hooker, Alex Zautra
September 21
Health and Aging in Diverse Contexts: From Research to Policy Kyriakos S. Markides, Toni P. Miles, Douglas K. Miller
September 23
Comparative Longevity: From Cells to Societies Steven Austad, Eileen Crimmins
October 1
Relationships and Resilience in Later Life: Mechanisms for Optimal Aging Toni Antonucci, Rosemary Blieszner, Brant Burleson, Karl Pillemer
September 11
The Aging Brain David J. Madden, Mark Mattson, Naftali Raz
September 26
Family Relations and Late Life Health Cynthia Berg, Lynne Martire
September 21
Interdisciplinary Intersections: Inter-personal Relations Over the Life Course Susan Charles, Mary Lee Hummert, Katherine Newman
September 25
Tenth Anniversary Symposium: The Legacy of Longevity Toni Antonucci, Thomas Perls, Sidney Stahl, Kenneth Ferraro, David Waters
September 22
Aging and Stress: Behavioral and Biological Perspectives Monika Fleshner, Linda K. George
September 23
Early Origins of Adult Health: Social and Behavioral Processes Linda Burton, Richard Settersten, William Graziano
September 18
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adult Health Vincent Felitti, Kristine Springer, Robert Hauser, Laura P. Sands
September 19
Aging as the Link between History and Biography Glen Elder, Jr., Cheryl Elman, Keith Whitfield
February 19
Why Do Minority Men Earn Less? Evidence from the Highly Educated Dan Black
November 27
Life Course Inequality: Antecedents and Consequences Chad Boult, Felicia LeClere, Angela O’Rand
April 14
Mechanisms and Consequences of Aging (biological) Frank Bellino, Robert Floyd, Leonard Hayflick, Arlan Richardson, David Waters
November 5
Calorie Intake, Oxidative Stress, and Aging Richard Weindruch

For additional information, contact the Center on Aging and the Life Course located in Bill and Sally Hanley Hall
1202 W. State Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055 (765-494-9692).