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Call for Abstracts

Now Open


The Call for Abstracts for the 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the CGS is now open.

Further details may be requested from those whose abstracts are accepted. Selected abstracts will be published in the CGS ASM Book of Abstracts and in a future issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal (www.cgjonline.ca).

The ASM will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario from April 7-9, 2022

Deadline for Submissions: January 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must contain original material that has not been published prior to the 41st ASM of the CGS.
  • Encore abstracts will be accepted, as long as they have not been previously published.
  • All submissions will be reviewed for quality, relevance and merit. Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Abstracts will not be proofread.
  • Abstract submissions will be accepted only through the online submission platform.
  • More than one topic/theme is allowed per submission.
  • Text only: upload of graphics, tables, images, etc. will not be available.
  • The total length of the abstract (background/purpose, methods, results, discussion and conclusion) should not exceed 280 words, not including the title and authors.
  • Please note: the CGS will not accept abstracts that are still in progress without completed results. If your abstract is still in progress – please consider submitting the following year!
  • Once the online submission has been completed, you will receive immediate automated confirmation of receipt of your submission.
  • All abstracts will be peer reviewed.
  • Language of submission is English only.


Note: To submit an abstract, you are required to register an account on the submission website. To do so, click 'Don't Have An Account?' on the login page.


Notification of Acceptance/Rejection

Those who submitted an abstract will be notified of decisions beginning the week of January 31, 2022. Further details may be requested from those whose abstracts are accepted. Selected abstracts will be published in the CGS ASM Book of Abstracts and in a future issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal (www.cgjonline.ca).

Poster Presentations

Poster presenters are required to register and attend the CGS ASM. Further details regarding posters will be made available upon acceptance. 

CGS Poster Awards

Three awards will be presented for the best posters. Any trainee or student is eligible for this award.

Oral Presentations

If the primary author is a student or trainee, the abstract submission will be considered for an oral presentation. The primary author MUST register, plan to present and attend the CGS ASM to be eligible. All oral presentations will consist of a nine-minute presentation, followed by a three-minute discussion period, and will be scheduled throughout the ASM during the concurrent sessions.

Oral Presentation Awards

The following prizes/awards will be available for oral presentations:


This prize is for the best scientific presentation by a post-graduate medical trainee (Core Internal Medicine PGY1, PGY2, PGY3, General Internal Medicine PGY4, PGY5 or Family Practice PGY1, PGY2) at the CGS ASM.




This prize is for the best scientific presentation by a subspecialty resident (Geriatric Medicine PGY4, PGY5 or Family Medicine Care of the Elderly PGY3) at the CGS ASM. Graduate students are not eligible for this prize.




This award is for the best scientific presentation by a medical student, health professional student or undergraduate degree student at the CGS ASM.





This award is for
the best scientific presentation by a Masters, Ph.D. or post-doctoral student at the CGS ASM.


Need help? For queries regarding abstract submission, please email events@secretariatcentral.com.










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