Call for abstracts: Unlocking the Demographic Dividend, Dublin 23-26 August, 2015

The Institute of Gerontology, situated within the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, is very pleased to see that the Call for Papers has now gone out for the 8th biannual conference of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics for the European Region  to be held in Dublin, 23rd – 26th April 2015.  The IAGG is the leading international learned society promoting gerontological research and training globally in the biological, medical, behavioural, and social fields.  The Dublin conference will be the premier European conference for the academic study of ageing and later life across the life and social sciences, promoting gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations, which include the British Society of Gerontology. The Association pursues these activities with a view to enhancing the highest quality of life and well being of all people as they experience ageing at individual and societal levels.

 Abstract/Session Formats

Abstracts must signal clear gerontological relevance. Abstracts are submitted as individual paper or poster presentations, or as organised symposia (which include individual symposium abstracts).

Symposia and individual paper and poster abstracts are submitted, reviewed, and organised by stream and sub-theme. The streams are: (i) Social & Behavioural, (ii) Biological, (iii) Clinical. When submitting your abstract, you will also be asked to select a sub-theme and indicate a relevant topic. Click here to view the list of themes, topics and topic-codes.

Symposium Submissions
Symposia are convened by a Convenor/Chair and typically comprise a session with 3 to 5 papers, sometimes concluding with the help of a Discussant. The symposium submission is organised and submitted by the symposium Convenor/Chair. The submission takes the form of an abstract that provides an overview of the symposium, along with between 3 and 5 individual symposium abstracts authored by a primary author and co-author(s). At least 3 individual abstracts and 1 overview abstract must be submitted for the symposium to be considered.

Symposium Submission

Symposium overview: The symposium overview provides a focus and objective for the session, and includes a synopsis of the individual symposium abstracts that are submitted under it. The symposium overview is submitted by the Convenor/Chair. One Discussant can also be attached to a symposium overview.

Individual symposium abstract: Each symposium will have at least 3 and no more than 5 individual symposium abstracts submitted with it. An individual symposium abstract is submitted by the Convenor/Chair on behalf of a primary author. For more details about symposium submissions see here.

Individual Paper and Poster Submissions
Individual paper and poster submissions are completed using the same online form. While every effort is made to accommodate authors’ preferences, it is not possible to guarantee assignment (i.e. paper or poster) types.

Paper Submissions are submitted by a primary author and grouped into 90-minute paper sessions by programme committee section chairs.

Poster Submissions are submitted by a primary author and grouped into poster sessions by programme committee section chairs. Posters are presented on an A0 poster board in portrait orientation. Poster sessions are designed to emphasise and encourage personal dialogue and interaction with colleagues.

Completing the Online Abstract Submission Form
The abstract submission system can be accessed here.

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