Abstract submission deadlines

One of the British Geriatrics Society’s primary objectives is to showcase high quality scientific research at its conferences and the BGS wants to showcase 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. The upcoming meetings and submission deadlines are below:
Upcoming abstract submission dates
Meeting Abstract submission open Submission link
Falls and Postural Stability 2019 30 April 2019 - 12 July 2019 (5pm) EXTENDED Click here
Northern Autumn Meeting 2019 1st July 2019 - 31st July 2019 (5pm) markcarson1 [at] nhs [dot] net (Submit via email)
NE Thames Autumn Meeting 2019 12th July 2019 - 23rd August 2019 (5pm) scientificofficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (Submit via email)
South West Autumn Meeting 2019 12th July 2019 - 3rd September 2019 (5pm) scientificofficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (Submit via email)
Trent Autumn Meeting 2019 12th August 2019 - 9 October 2019 (5pm) scientificofficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (Submit via email)
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.