Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics

For over 27 years, the Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics has provided the only dedicated venue for students and faculty from across the southeastern United States to share their passion for gerontology and geriatrics.

Abstracts for the 2018 Student Mentoring Conference are now being accepted. For more information or to submit materials, please go here. We look forward to seeing you April 20-21, in St. Pete Beach, FL.


The Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics seeks to provide students with practical scholarly experiences associated with academic and applied gerontology. The conference was conceived as a vehicle for students to gain experience presenting their research and to network with key professionals in aging. The conference promotes student professional development, acknowledges important student work in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, and supports faculty/student mentoring.


Attendance at the conference is open to all persons interested in gerontology and geriatrics, including the general public.


Founded in 1989 by the University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology, and formerly knowns as the Southern Regional Student Convention on Gerontology and Geriatrics, the annual Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference in Gerontology and Geriatrics has helped to produce over three generations of gerontologists. Former student presenters now bring their own student mentees to the conference. Our list of student and faculty keynoters had included many leading gerontologists.

The first six conferences were held in Athens, Georgia. Over the years, additional sponsors joined on, and the conference now rotates each year to a different co-sponsor’s campus. In recent years, involved students receive mentoring in the process of publishing a peer-reviewed monograph of each year’s conference proceedings.


Several southeastern institutions co-sponsor the conference each year along with the University of Georgia. Our most recent conferences were co-sponsored by Armstrong Atlanta State University’s College of Health Professions, Georgia State University’s Gerontology InstituteMercer University, University of Alabama’s Center for Mental Health & Aging, University of Kentucky’s Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of South Florida’s School of Aging Studies, and University of West Florida.


25th Annual Conference – April 11-12, 2014 in Athens, Ga.

2014 Monograph

24th Annual Conference – March 29-30, 2013 in Athens, Ga.

2013 Monograph


For more information concerning the Southeastern Student Mentoring Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics, please contact us at:
Phone: 706.542.2539