65th Annual & Scientific Meeting 2017 - Abstract Submission

The 65th Jubilee Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society. Theme: Changing Perspectives in Gerontology - the Next 65 Years

Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford. Thursday 28th (evening), Friday 29th & Saturday 30th September 2017

#igs2017 @irishgerontsoc

This Scientific meeting is being held in association with:

University College Dublin and Ireland East Hospital Group

Key dates reminder:

Abstract submissions open: Friday 3rd February 2017; Abstract submissions deadline: Friday 26th May 2017 (midnight); Abstracts sent for review: Monday 29th May 2017; Online early-bird registration (€150) closes: Friday 18th August 2017; Late registration (€200): Saturday 19th August - Friday 22nd August 2017; Online registration closes: Friday 22nd September 2017


>>Click here now to submit your abstract

  • IGS Abstract Submission Instructions (2017) and Call for Abstracts flyer are available to download at the end of this page.
  • Accepted abstracts will be published online as a supplement to the Age and Ageing journal which is published by Oxford University Press.
  • Authors should submit no more than two abstracts where they are named as the primary author. There is no restriction on the number of submissions in which someone can be named as a co-author.
  • Presenters of accepted abstracts are required to register, and pay the prevailing rate, to attend the meeting.
  • Please download and read our updated abstract submission instructions (2017) below, before making a submission.
  • Please download our Call for Abstracts flyer below and display it on your noticeboard.
  • At the time of submission of your abstract, if you are an undergraduate student or a student in a graduate entry programme and are the primary author, you may choose to enter your submission for the IGS Student Award 2017. This option is available at stage 3 of the submission process.  Further information is available here.

Building on the huge success and diversity of previous years’ submissions, we invite participation in this meeting from clinicians, practitioners, academics, researchers and students working in all fields of ageing.

We welcome both quantitative and qualitative research submissions covering all spectrums of ageing within the pillars of gerontology: social, psychology, biology of ageing, health/clinical and that address multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing. 

Why submit an abstract?

Oral and Poster presentations are a powerful way to gain recognition for your expertise among fellow gerontology leaders, practitioners and professionals.  They also facilitate discussion and sharing of ideas with your peers and colleagues.  These practices have established the IGS annual scientific meeting as a pivotal hub of knowledge and learning within the gerontological community over the last 64 years.  We hope to see you there and that you will take advantage of this opportunity to present your research.

What are the benefits to you?

Gain from feedback. Get useful feedback on your concepts and on your research methodology.

Make valuable connections. Increase your visibility and build your profile by meeting contacts and colleagues in one of the world’s oldest gerontological communities.

Build your CPD portfolio. Presenting at our meeting will help you to advance your professional competencies and to meet your learning and development requirements.

Achieve recognition for your work.  Abstracts accepted for our scientific meeting will be published online as a supplement to Age & Ageing journal and may be cited in other publications. Accepted abstracts will also be included in the IGS Abstracts Database which is available on our website.

Make a respected contribution. Your abstract will contribute to the evidence-base for gerontological professions.

Submitting an abstract is a very easy process.  You can choose whether you wish to submit an oral or poster presentation.  

Please Note that the abstracts submission deadline is Friday 19th May 2017 (midnight).

Tip: Don’t leave it until the last minute – that leads to unwanted mistakes. Once you have registered online, you will be able to make changes up to the deadline date. 

>>Click here now to submit your abstract