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2019 CGS Abstract Submission - Student/Trainee ONLY

  • 06 Nov 2018
  • 04 Feb 2019
  • 11:59 PM
  • Online


  • Only Students/Trainees are eligible to present their posters orally and for award consideration.

Registration is closed

The deadline for abstract submissions is January 27, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Please submit your abstracts for the 2019 CGS ASM by clicking on "Register".

Please read the form carefully. If the primary author is NOT a trainee/student, the submission is NOT eligible for oral presentation or award consideration. If the primary author is NOT a trainee/student, please submit your abstracts by clicking here instead.


  • 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.
  • Language of submission is English only.
  • Once the online submission has been completed, you will receive immediate automated confirmation of receipt of your submission.

Please note: Once you have started the abstract submission form, you must complete it. If you do not complete the process prior to exiting the form, your information will NOT be saved.


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 (www.cgjonline.ca).


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

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, 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.

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

Réjean Hébert Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Aging Prize

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.

Jack MacDonell Prize

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.

Willard and Phoebe Thompson Award

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

Edmund V. Cowdry Award

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

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