66th Annual & Scientific Meeting 2018 - Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions closed



The 66th Annual & Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society. 

Theme: Transforming Ageing Across Borders

Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan. Thursday 27th (evening), Friday 28th & Saturday 29th September 2018

#igs2018 @irishgerontsoc

Click here now to submit your abstract

This Scientific meeting is being held in association with:

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Hospital Group

British Geriatrics Society Northern Ireland

British Society of Gerontology Northern Ireland


Key dates reminder:

Abstract submissions open: Thursday 1st February 2018

Abstract submissions deadline: Tuesday 1st May 2018 (midnight)

Abstracts sent for review: Monday 7th May 2018

Online early-bird registration (€200) closes: Friday 17th August 2018 

Late registration (€250): Saturday 18th August - Friday 21st Sept 2018 

Online registration closes: Friday 21st September 2018

Further detail on delegate rates available on IGS website


  • IGS Abstract Submission Instructions (2018) 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. Only one abstract per presenting author will be accepted for platform presentation.
  • 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 (2018) 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 2018. Proof of student card will be required for registration. Further student information can be found here

Click here now to submit your abstract

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 66 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 Tuesday 1st May 2018 (midnight).

Click here now to submit your abstract. You will need to register once redirected.

Tip: The abstract system has been updated; don’t leave it until the last minute. The Irish Gerontological Society is not responsible for editing abstracts. You can ONLY edit your abstract up to the closing date after which no amendments will be made.