IGS 2019 Age & Ageing Abstracts e-Journal Published
Irish Gerontological Society
67th Annual and Scientific Meeting
Innovation, Advances and Excellence in Ageing
Thurs 26th – Sat 28th September 2019
Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Cork
The Scientific Committee is delighted to announce the publication of the conference Age and Ageing abstracts e-journal.
A pdf copy of the journal is available to view and download on our website here.
The online published journal (Age and Ageing, Volume 48, Issue Supplement_3, September 2019) can be accessed via this link.
IGS President, Dr. Diarmuid O’Shea, said “Over 300 national and international research submissions published demonstrate that there is significant, cutting-edge research and academic work being led by Irish Investigators both in and outside of Ireland on issues including health in older people, social policy and economics”.
One piece of research which will be presented at the conference (Abstract Ref. 269 Early Identification of Frailty: Developing an International Delphi Consensus for a Definition of Pre-frailty) is a collaboration by researchers from 12 countries - Ireland, Hong Kong, USA, Italy, Australia, Spain, Portugal, UK, Austria, Netherlands, Turkey, and Canada.
Dr. O’Shea continued “Providing a platform for Irish and International clinicians to present their work is an important function for the IGS. It is also very important that the IGS provides an opportunity for health care professionals from around the country to meet, learn and network with each other. This, in turn, facilitates all of us in continuing our collective efforts to drive and advocate for the improvements that are needed in society to support all of us as we grow old”
Jim Daly TD, Minister for Mental Health and Older People, will welcome delegates to a symposium entitlled Improving Services in Chronic Disease Management for Older People on Thursday evening 26th September.
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan, will attend both the symposium and the annual conference dinner on Friday 27th September.
Local organiser, Dr. Suzanne Timmons (Geriatrician, Mercy University Hospital, Cork and Clinical Lead, National Dementia Office) said “ We are delighted to bring the IGS Scientific Meeting to Cork in this special year for us - 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the first specialist Department of Geriatric Medicine in Cork City. Our hard-working Local Organising Committee has helped to develop an original and innovative conference programme. We are very happy with the level of local support of this year’s meeting. We are especially grateful to Minister Daly and Cllr. Sheehan for lending their voices to our conference”.
Online registration for the 67th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society will remain open until Thursday 26th September.