Abstract & Symposium submission IAGG 2021

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IMPORTANT DATES

♦ Submission opening: May 20, 2020

♦ Symposium Submission deadline: July 25, 2020

♦ Abstract submission deadline: November 20, 2020

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

  • Authors must submit abstracts for the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics only through this page.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit.
  • The abstract submission site opens on May 2020, and you will be able to edit and resubmit your abstract as many times as necessary before November 20, 2020.

How to Log- in to Submit:

♦ All abstracts for the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics must be submitted electronically through the electronic abstract submission system (B-com).

  • Click on “SEND NEW ABSTRACTS" button
  • “LOGIN” entering username and password or creating a new account. If you have forgotten your password, select Forgot Password.
  • If you still need assistance with logging in, email iagg2021@mci-group.com.
  • Once logged in and complete the information required, continue to begin the submission process; (the abstract submission period begins on May 2020, and ends November 20, 2020)

♦ Abstracts can be saved in “Draft” status to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (November 20, 2020, at 23:59 hs, GMT-3).

♦ Abstracts fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the meeting. The submitted “draft” abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline.

Submission fees
The submission fee is required for processing the abstract submission and is nonrefundable (regardless of acceptance). Once the abstract has been submitted, it is considered processed.

  • Professional Paper for Oral Presentation or Poster: USD 40
  • Student Paper or Poster: USD 30

Abstracts General Guides

♦ All abstracts must be submitted in English.

♦ Abstracts accepted will be selected for oral presentation or poster. The final decision about the Presentation Method will be made by the Evaluation Committee

♦ All abstracts must be received until November 20, 2020, at 23:59 hs (GMT-3). The system will close, and it will not be possible to submit any abstract passed that time, no exception.

♦ Abstract evaluation results will be sent on March 10, 2021 to the email that the submitter has registered when submitting the abstract.

♦ Submitting authors are required to ensure that all listed co-authors have reviewed the abstract, take responsibility for its content and agree with being listed as co-author.

♦ Authors are encouraged to submit their abstracts as early as possible.

♦ Acceptance of the abstract in the program and assignment to a session are determined solely by the Scientific Committee based on the abstract subject matter and combined reviewer scores and comments. Because of the logistics of assigning abstracts to sessions and the number of abstracts received, requests for particular sessions, days, or times will not be considered by the Scientific Committee.

♦ For each accepted abstract, one author, at least, must attend the Congress. The submitting author is the responsible to pay the submission fee. And will receive the benefit of early fee up to April 6, 2021.

♦ Abstracts must be based on original results that have not or will not be published or presented before the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics begins on June 20, 2021.

♦ By submitting an abstract, the author(s) agree to transfer all copyrights to the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics and to allow publication of submitted information on the Congress website, or other related publications.

Abstract Body

♦ The final selection of the type of presentation will be defined by the Scientific Committee. Oral or PosterOral and Poster presentation instructions will be sent to the authors after the abstract acceptance via email.

  • Oral Presentation: The presenting author will have 7 minutes to summarize the research question, the methods used, the results and their significance, using a PowerPoint presentation as visual aid. Presentations will be organized by session topic.
  • Poster Presentation: Abstracts will be displayed on a vertical board in the Exhibit Hall with one hour of dedicated face-to-face time. At least one author of the abstract must attend the Congress and defend the abstract.

♦ Headings, tables, and figures are not permitted

♦ All abstracts must have 3600 characters or less (including blank spaces, punctuation, title, and keywords; not including presenter and authors information, declaration of conflict of interests)

  • Title: Should be clear, summarizing and interesting
  • Introduction: A statement of the hypothesis or research question.
  • Objectives: A brief description of the goals of the research or study.
  • Methods: An explanation of the study design and experimental method and materials used.
  • Results: A brief summary of the major findings of the experiment or study. Sufficient data must be provided to permit evaluation by the reviewers and public reading of the abstracts. Statements such as “additional information to be presented at the meeting” are not acceptable.
  • Conclusion: Summary of the overall findings and the importance of the study.
  • Key Words: Not mandatory. Maximum 5 words.

♦ Do not format the complete abstract in bold or italic letters.

♦ Authors are discouraged from submitting multiple abstracts from the same project. Each abstract will be judged on its own merits without reference to other submissions. Repetitive abstracts will be rejected.

 

Abstracts Topics

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS)
    The BSS Section seeks submissions that address topics related to the full range of behavioral and social science issues in gerontology. Proposed submissions should include multiple perspectives―and should cross disciplinary boundaries―on important scholarly and educational issues in gerontology. Submissions are encouraged from all levels of professionals and early investigators.
  • Biological Sciences (BS)
    The BS Section seeks paper and poster submissions that report on mechanistic research relevant to the fundamental biological processes of aging, to lifelong health, and to age-related diseases. Submissions that are aligned with the already established symposia series topics are encouraged from early investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students
  • Health Sciences (HS)
    The HS Section seeks submissions that reflect a broad range of multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary clinical, health services, epidemiologic, and translational research, and scholarship. Physicians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, therapists, doctoral trainee scientists, and other professionals conducting clinical and population research and scholarship on the health of older individuals will present and discuss their work with a multidisciplinary audience. Submissions that cross disciplinary boundaries and submissions from early investigators are encouraged.
  • Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP)
    The SRPP Section seeks submissions that address scholarship on the social, political, environmental, and economic contexts of aging for diverse individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies. Symposium submissions that draw upon explicit theoretical perspectives that speak to policy, practice, and advocacy are valued. Abstract submissions that reflect scholarly collaboration among investigators at different stages of their careers and from different disciplinary and practice perspectives are encouraged.
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
    AGHE seeks submissions that address the promotion of research, curriculum and program development, evaluation of training and education programs, practice innovations, and related topics with educational implications for gerontology and geriatrics. Symposium submissions should contain multiple perspectives on an emerging area of scholarship or practice. Submissions that underscore the role of education and training in the design, implementation, and dissemination of research and those that present collaborative work between emerging and established scholars are particularly encouraged.
  • Gerontechnology, Urbanisation, and Design for the Elderly (GUDE)
    The GUDE Section seeks submissions that address the appropriate design and new technologies to promote independent living and autonomy in the elderly people, while strengthening the support of their networks. Symposium submissions that draw upon technology and innovation to improve the lives of older people. Abstract submissions that reflect research to improve aspects of infrastructure and transportation, housing that allows residents to age in place, insurance, domiciliary care, residential and nursing homes and health care whit services related to AgeTech are encourage.

 

Conflicts of Interest

♦ All potential conflicts of interest for each co-author must be declared. Potential conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to, commercial interest in the research, and financial or in-kind support for the research, and financial or in-kind support for the research from entities with commercial interest.

Peer Review

♦ Each abstract will be reviewed and scored, by two reviewers at least, based on the quality and originality of the research, the scientific content and presentation.

♦A notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting authors only. It is responsibility of the submitting author to notify other co-authors about the Committee’s decision.

♦ The abstract review process is blinded, meaning that the author’s names and affiliations are not disclosed to the reviewers.

SYMPOSIUM SUBMISSION

  • Authors must submit symposiums for 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics through this webpage only.
  • There is no limit to the number of symposiums you may submit.
  • The submission site opens on May 2020, and you will be able to edit and resubmit your symposium as many times as necessary before July 25, 2020.

How to Log- in to Submit:

♦ All symposiums for the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics must be submitted electronically through the electronic abstract submission system (B-com).

  • Click on “SEND NEW SYMPOSIUM" button
  • “LOGIN” entering username and password or creating a new account. If you have forgotten your password, select Forgot Password.
  • If you still need assistance with logging in, email iagg2021@mci-group.com.
  • Once logged in and complete the information required, continue to begin the submission process; (the symposium submission period begins on May 2020, and ends on July 25, 2020)

♦ Symposiums can be saved in “Draft” status to be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline (July 25, 2020, midnight).

♦ Symposiums fulfilling all criteria can be saved in “Final submission” status. Only abstracts in “Final submission” status will be regarded as successfully submitted and considered for the meeting. The submitted “draft” symposiums cannot be edited after the submission deadline.

Submission fees
The submission fee is required for processing the symposium submission and is nonrefundable (regardless of acceptance). Once the symposium has been submitted, it is considered processed.

  • Symposium: USD 50 (includes 2-4 Individual talks)

Symposiums General Guides

♦ All the proposals must be submitted in English.

♦ Acceptance of the symposium in the program and assignment is determined solely by the Scientific Committee based on the topic subject matter and Scientific Committee comments. Because of the logistics of assigning sessions in the Scientific Program, any requests for particular types of presentations, sessions, days, or times can be expressed as comments but cannot guarantee the consideration by the Scientific Committee.

♦ Abstract evaluation results will be sent to the submitting presenter only. It is the responsibility of the submitting speaker to notify other speakers of the session about the Committee’s decision.

♦ Submitting authors are required to ensure that all presenters have agreed with the session sent and take responsibility for its content.

♦ Authors are encouraged to submit their symposium proposal as early as possible.

♦ All speakers must be registered and attend the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Speakers accepted to participate in the congress will receive the benefit of the early fee until April 6, 2021.

Abstract Body

♦ The structure of each symposium (90 minutes) must be:

- Suggested title
- Coordinator (with a few CV lines)
- Speaker 1 + title (summary of the topic suggested) (include a few CV lines)
- Speaker 2 (summary of the topic suggested) (include a few CV lines)
- Speaker 3 + (summary of the topic suggested) (include a few CV lines)
- Speaker 4 + (summary of the topic suggested) (include a few CV lines)
*The coordinator could be also one of the speakers of the session

♦ Do not format the complete abstract in bold or italic letters.

♦ Presenters are discouraged from submitting multiple proposals from the same topic. Each symposium will be judged on its own merits without reference to other submissions. Repetitive symposiums will be rejected.

 

Symposium Topics

  • Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS)
    The BSS Section seeks submissions that address topics related to the full range of behavioral and social science issues in gerontology. Proposed submissions should include multiple perspectives―and should cross disciplinary boundaries―on important scholarly and educational issues in gerontology. Submissions are encouraged from all levels of professionals and early investigators.
  • Biological Sciences (BS)
    The BS Section seeks paper and poster submissions that report on mechanistic research relevant to the fundamental biological processes of aging, to lifelong health, and to age-related diseases. Submissions that are aligned with the already established symposia series topics are encouraged from early investigators, postdoctoral fellows, and students
  • Health Sciences (HS)
    The HS Section seeks submissions that reflect a broad range of multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary clinical, health services, epidemiologic, and translational research, and scholarship. Physicians, nurses, dentists, nutritionists, therapists, doctoral trainee scientists, and other professionals conducting clinical and population research and scholarship on the health of older individuals will present and discuss their work with a multidisciplinary audience. Submissions that cross disciplinary boundaries and submissions from early investigators are encouraged.
  • Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP)
    The SRPP Section seeks submissions that address scholarship on the social, political, environmental, and economic contexts of aging for diverse individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies. Symposium submissions that draw upon explicit theoretical perspectives that speak to policy, practice, and advocacy are valued. Abstract submissions that reflect scholarly collaboration among investigators at different stages of their careers and from different disciplinary and practice perspectives are encouraged.
  • Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
    AGHE seeks submissions that address the promotion of research, curriculum and program development, evaluation of training and education programs, practice innovations, and related topics with educational implications for gerontology and geriatrics. Symposium submissions should contain multiple perspectives on an emerging area of scholarship or practice. Submissions that underscore the role of education and training in the design, implementation, and dissemination of research and those that present collaborative work between emerging and established scholars are particularly encouraged.
  • Gerontechnology, Urbanisation, and Design for the Elderly (GUDE)
    The GUDE Section seeks submissions that address the appropriate design and new technologies to promote independent living and autonomy in the elderly people, while strengthening the support of their networks. Symposium submissions that draw upon technology and innovation to improve the lives of older people. Abstract submissions that reflect research to improve aspects of infrastructure and transportation, housing that allows residents to age in place, insurance, domiciliary care, residential and nursing homes, and health care whit services related to AgeTech are encourage.

Conflicts of Interest

♦ All potential conflicts of interest for each co-author must be declared. Potential conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to, commercial interest in the research, and financial or in-kind support for the research, and financial or in-kind support for the research from entities with commercial interest.

Peer Review

♦ Each proposal will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee at least three times, based on the quality and originality of the research, the scientific content, and presentation.

♦ A notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting presenter only. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to notify other presenters about the Committee’s decision.

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