ANST Aging Focus Group

The older adult population is rapidly increasing and there is a growing need for health care professionals with specialized training in geriatrics and age-related neurodegenerative disorders. Few graduate programs provide neuropsychology tracks or training emphasis in this area, and much support in this area happens later in training, such as during internship and fellowship. The ANST Aging Focus Group supports trainees with special interest in working with older adults and adults with age-related degenerative disorders in the context of clinical neuropsychology. Membership highlights include:

  • An interactive community and resources to support topics most relevant to training in geropsychology and geroneuropsychology.
  • Access to a collaborative learning environment, in which trainees may learn from leaders in the field who are conducting research and practicing within a wide range of clinical settings with older adults.
  • Regular didactic, colloquia, open forums, and access to resources that are available to all ANST members so that they may network with other trainees and experts.
  • An Ask the Expert Q&A series where pediatric neuropsychologists will provide a written response to trainee-led questions related to training, research, and clinical practice in pediatric neuropsychology.
  • A regular virtual journal club that is moderated by one of the ANST Aging Focus Group administrators and allows for members to interact at their level of comfort.
  • Opportunities to communicate with ANST and SCN leadership to provide updates and ideas of important initiatives.

ANST Aging Focus Group Media

It’s inevitable. You’ll be seeing people with dementia. Here’s how to support them and their families.

Hosted by: ANST Aging Focus Group
Speaker: Natali Edmonds, PsyD, ABPP

Functional Cognitive Disorders

Hosted by: ANST Aging Focus Group
Speaker: Erica Cotton, PsyD, ABPP-CN

Dysexecutive Alzheimer's disease: Clinical considerations and biological insights

Hosted by: ANST Aging Focus Group
Speaker: Nick Corriveau-Lecavalier, PhD

Posterior Cortical Atrophy

Hosted by: ANST Aging Focus Group
Speaker: Aimee Karstens, PhD

ANST Aging Focus Group Leadership

Mira LeeseJunior Trainee2023-2025
Amy HalpinSenior Trainee2023-2025
Sarah Szymkowicz, PhDFaculty Advisor2021-2024
Emily Edmonds, PhDSCN EAC Advisor2021-2024

Joining the ANST Aging Focus Group

To join on Slack, click here.

Alternatively, you may contact us to join.

Twitter: @ANSTAgingGroup

How does Slack work?

Slack is a free and easy to-use digit platform that makes communicating and organizing information with others simple. You can download the Slack program at The Slack App is available for download on Apple and Android devices. Downloading slack before joining an ANST Focus Group will make the process easier. Learn more about how to use Slack here.

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