Abstract submission

One of the British Geriatrics Society’s primary objectives is to showcase high quality scientific research at its conferences and the BGS wants to present your research.

Original research and clinical quality studies will be considered for presentation as a poster or as a platform presentation. Authors do not need to be BGS members to participate.
There are several chances each year to showcase your research at the leading UK conferences in older people’s care.
You will need to have a web account to submit your abstract(s). If you don't have one, you will be able to create one during the submission process.

The upcoming meetings and submission deadlines are below:

Abstracts submission for virtual events
The BGS is accepting abstract submissions for the meeting listed in the table below . There is a call for COVID19 related submissions. Assessors will review abstracts online. Posters will be displayed on the BGS website and platform presentations delivered online. The Autumn 2020 meeting posters will be included in our Age and Ageing supplement. Please submit via our abstracts portal.
Upcoming abstract submission dates
Meeting Abstract submission open Abstract closing date Submission link
21st International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability  20th January  2020 Closes 14 August 2020  Submit your abstract here

Improving Continence Care in Older People

20th January  2020 Closes 31 July 2020  Submit your abstract here
Autumn Meeting 2020 1st May 2020 31st July 2020 Submit your abstract here
Oncogeriatrics Meeting 2021 1st May 2020 5th February 2021 Submit your abstract here
AAA Scientific Meeting & BGS POPS Conference 1st May 2020 16th October 2020 Submit your abstract here

BGS Spring Meeting 2020 abstract results

Please click here to view the results of abstract adjudication.

Abstract submission guidelines

Abstracts are encouraged and will be accepted as platforms or posters to be displayed at the meeting. 

Please read the instructions below before preparing your abstract.

Your abstract must include:

  • A title
  • Names of authors (presenting author to be underlined)
  • Provenance (i.e. place of work)
  • Contact details (including telephone number and email address)

The abstract text should be no longer than 300 words and must be in English. Where possible, please use the four standard sub-headings of:

  1. Introduction
  2. Method
  3. Results
  4. Conclusion(s).

Please submit your abstract (prepared according to the general guidelines above) via the relevant link above.

All abstracts are considered by a scientific committee.

The results of adjudication (oral or poster presentation) will be notified to first named authors within two weeks of the closing date.

If you have any questions please call the abstracts manager on 0207 608 8574


The BGS is looking for work in the categories of: 

  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Osteoporosis, rheumatology and bone health
  • Health promotion
  • Movement disorders
  • Frailty and sarcopenia
  • Health service delivery
  • Stroke
  • Dementia, delirium and mental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Falls and fractures
  • Pharmacology
  • Research into ageing and improving health of older people
  • Community geriatrics
  • Bladder and bowel health

Four prizes are awarded at each meeting for: the best platform presentation; the best scientific research poster; the best clinical quality poster; and the best poster led by a nurse or therapist. Abstracts of work to be presented at our Spring and Autumn meetings may be published as an online supplement of the Age and Ageing journal. There are also opportunities to exhibit at our one-day special interest group events.