67th IGS Annual & Scientific Meeting 2019 - Abstract Submission

Note added on Thursday 2nd May 2019

The abstract submission deadline has passed.  However, the submission system will re-open on Friday 3rd May - from 08.00 - 20.00 - to allow submitting authors to review and correct their texts if required.

New submissions received during this window will be considered provided they strictly meet the criteria outlined in our 2019 submission instructions.  These are available to view and dowload at the bottom of this page. 

Irish Gerontological Society

67th Annual and Scientific Meeting 2019

Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing

Thurs 26th – Sat 28th September 2019

Clayton  Hotel Silver Springs, Cork

#igs2019 @irishgerontsoc

Click here now to submit your abstract


This meeting is being held in association with University College Cork, South/Southwest Hospital Group, and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.

Key dates:

Friday 1st February:                      Abstract submissions open

Wednesday 1st May (midnight):   Abstract submissions close

Friday 3rd May:                             Abstracts sent for review:

Friday 16th August:                       Early-bird registration (€200) closes

Saturday 17th August:                  Standard registration (€250) opens

Tuesday 24th Sept:                       Online registration closes


Important Notes:

Please download and read our updated abstract submission instructions (2019) below, before making a submission.

IGS Abstract Submission Instructions (2019) 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 our Call for Abstracts flyer below and display it on your noticeboard.

Students are welcome at our conference.  Our student conference rate is subsided and costs €50. Please refer to our Student Criteria to see if you qualify.  If you qualify and wish to register to attend the conference, please email IGS Hon. Sec. Elaine O’Connor secretary@irishgerontology.com 

Further student information and details of our Dr. John Fleetwood Student Award can be found at this link. 

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 Wednesday 1st May 2019 (midnight).

Click here now to submit your abstract. You will need to register on the abstract submission system once redirected.

Tip: The abstract system has been updated for 2019; don’t leave making your submission until the last minute. The Irish Gerontological Society is not responsible for editing abstracts and is not responsible for author errors or omissions. You can ONLY edit your abstract up to the submission closing date after which no amendments will be made.