Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts is now open!

Deadline for submissions is January 27, 2019

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On behalf of the 2019 Scientific Planning Committee of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS), we are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the CGS is now open!

This year, the ASM will be held in Halifax from May 2 to 4, 2019, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The theme of the 2019 ASM is “Frailty: The Joy of Geriatrics”.

Some of the topics that will be explored at the meeting this year include:

  • Assessment and management of frailty in primary care
  • Mobility and frailty
  • Frailty and prognosis


Abstracts must contain original material that has not been published or presented at any other national or international meeting prior to the 39th ASM of the CGS.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Abstract submission deadline is January 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

All submissions will be reviewed for quality, relevance and merit. Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. Abstracts will not be proofread.


Those who submitted an abstract will be notified of decisions beginning the week of March 4, 2019. Further details may be requested from those whose abstracts are accepted. Selected abstracts will be published in the ASM Book of Abstracts and in a future issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal (




Poster presenters are required to register and attend the CGS ASM, and should be present at their poster location to answer questions during designated poster viewings throughout the ASM. Posters should be no larger than 3.5 feet wide x 5 feet tall. These measurements must be strictly adhered to.

CGS Poster Awards

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


If the primary author is a student or trainee, the abstract submission will be considered for an oral presentation. The primary author MUST register for 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.

Click here to submit your abstract.

Click here to submit your abstract if you are a trainee or student.

For queries regarding abstract submission, please email

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