IGS 69th Annual & Scientific Meeting, Nov 2022

Irish Gerontological Society

3 - 4 November 2022
Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan

Cost: €100 – €325

Organised by: Irish Gerontological Society

Conference Theme

New Frontiers in Gerontology

Thu 3 to Fri 4 November 2022

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

#igs2022   @irishgerontsoc

Abstract submissions extended to June 13th at Midnight.

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We are pleased to announce details of our 2022 Annual and Scientific Meeting.  Our academic partner for this event is the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Hospital Group.

Keynote speakers: Prof. Priscilla Harries, Prof. Fergus Shanahan

Call for abstracts

The Irish Gerontological Society is delighted to announce that the Annual and Scientific Meeting 2022 will be taking place on 3rd and 4th November 2022. IGS members are invited to submit abstracts for poster, platform presentations or symposia. Successful abstracts will be published in Age and Ageing.

We invite participation from clinicians, practitioners, academics, researchers and students working in all fields of ageing. Both quantitative and qualitative research submissions are encouraged covering all spectrums of ageing: social, psychology, biology of ageing, health, and that address multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing. 

The closing date for submissions is Monday June 13th at Midnight.

Details of abstracts submitted to previous IGS Scientific Meetings (2005-2021) are available on the searchable IGS Database of Abstracts in Gerontology.  This is located on our website ( under the Research menu. 

Further details are available on the website or to submit your abstract click here

Enquires to Elaine O Connor, Hon Secretary Email:

Please circulate this information to any colleagues to whom it may be of interest.

Irish Gerontological Society Annual and Scientific Meeting

New Frontiers in Gerontology

IGS Abstract Submission Instructions 2022

Follow instructions carefully as failure to do so may result in work not accepted.



  • Deadline for submissions has been extended – Monday June 13th at Midnight

  • Authors notified – June

  • IGS is not responsible for editing of abstracts

  • No abstracts will be accepted after Monday June 13th at Midnight

  • Successful abstracts will be published in Age and Ageing 


  • Details can be found on under the events section

  • Do not submit an abstract on behalf of a co-author. 

  • Include abstract reference number and title in ALL correspondence to IGS. 

  • The email address of the submitter of the abstract will be the default email address for all correspondence from IGS. This cannot be changed to an alternative email following submission.

  • Inclusion of a primary email address and phone number is mandatory.


  • Title – maximum 20 words and body of text maximum 300 words. 

  • Abstracts are divided into four inbuilt headings - Background, Method, Results and Conclusion. Do not include additional subheadings.

  • Do not include identifiers such as Connolly Hospital or CHO 5, names of people, institutions or geographical areas in your abstract to ensure that your abstract is blind reviewed.

  • The use of the word “elderly” is prohibited in the title and body of abstract. Inclusion of this word will result in automatic rejection of work.

  • A maximum of two references can be included as part of the 300 word count.

  • No tables, boxes, columns, diagrams or appendices should be included.

  • Authors may edit their abstracts online until the submission deadline.

  • Use the correct official title (e.g. Mater Misericordiae University Hospital not ‘Mater Hospital’. National University of Galway Ireland not ‘Galway University’).

  • Duplicate abstracts will be identified by reviewers and rejected.

  • Text should be single spaced.

  • Titles: Capitalise the first letter of each word.  No full stop at the end. Titles must be in title case format: Correct - Advance Directives: Research Results. Incorrect - Advance directives: research results

  • Symbols used must be written in full, for example “beta” instead of β.

  • Abbreviations must be spelled out in full on first use.

  • Proposed study/protocol for study: A proposed study or protocol for a study or research due to be undertaken are not accepted by IGS.

  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; accepted abstracts will be reproduced as submitted including possible errors. 

  • “Results to be presented” is not acceptable and will be automatically rejected.

  • Re and re-read your abstract – get a colleague to read it to check for spelling, grammar, correct results as well as ensuring that all authors involved are included.

  • One abstract per presenting author will be accepted for platform presentation.

  • Any queries should be directed to


Reasons why your abstract may not be accepted

  • Subject matter is not appropriate to IGS 

  • Abstract is a duplicate of other submissions

  • Abstract is poorly written and difficult to understand

  • Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion is not summarised adequately  

  • Additional subheadings included 

  • Statistical evaluation is inadequate or absent

  • Data is pending at time of submission

  • Abstract is incomplete on the submission 

IGS Student Criteria

The student must be registered as an undergraduate student or a student in a graduate entry programme at the time of submission on Monday 13th June 2022. A student, who is the primary author, may choose to enter their abstract for the Dr. John Fleetwood Medal.

Graduate entry programme students are those undertaking an accelerated degree e.g. in medicine, allied health discipline or another recognised graduate programme.

Note: Any student undertaking a MD, MSc, PhD, diploma or any further education is not eligible for this award

Student identification will be required at time of registration.

All student queries and registrations should be directed to Elaine O Connor,


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