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:
 
Upcoming abstract submission dates
Meeting Abstract submission open Submission link
21st International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability  20th January  -  1st July 2020  Submit your abstract here

Improving Continence Care in Older People

20th January  -  1st July 2020  Submit your abstract here
NW Thames Spring Meeting 2020 20th January  -  14th March 2020  Submit your abstract here
Northern Region Spring Meeting 2020 16th January 2020-28th February 2020 

Submit your abstract here

Wales Spring Meeting 2020 16th January 2020-28th February 2020  Submit your abstract here
Mersey Spring Meeting 2020 20th January 2020-28th February 2020  Submit your abstract here
Scotland Spring Meeting 2020 1st February 2020-5th March 2020 Submit your abstract here
South East Thames Region Spring meeting 2020 10th February 2020-9th March 2020 Submit your abstract here
North East Thames Spring Meeting 2020 1st February 2020-30th March 2020

Submit your abstract here

Yorkshire Region Spring meeting 2020 3rd February 2020-28th February 2020 Submit your abstract here
AAA Scientific Meeting / BGS POPS Conference, Bristol  3rd February 2020  - 3rd April 2020 (5pm) lucyparkinson [at] eventmanagementdirect [dot] co [dot] uk (Submit your abstract here)

OncoGeriatrics Meeting 2020

3rd February 2020  - 3rd April 2020 (5pm)

education [dot] events [at] christie [dot] nhs [dot] uk (Submit your abstract here)

Trent Regional Meeting 2020 28th February 2020-27th March 2020 Submit your abstract here 
Wessex Region Spring Meeting 2020 19th February 2020-24th April 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

Topics

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.