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Registration for the 2015 CGS Conference is NOW OPEN!! 

Click here to visit the 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting website for more information on registration, abstract submission and sponsor/exhibitor registration.
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On behalf of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) 2015 Scientific Planning Committee, we are pleasedto announce the Call for Abstracts for the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the CGS.

This year, the ASM will be held in downtown Montreal from April 16 to 18 at the Hilton Bonaventure. The theme of the 2015 ASM is Optimizing Care.

Topics that will be covered at the meeting include:

  • Updates on dementia and biomarkers
  • Cognition and gait
  • Polypharmacy
  • Geriatric nephrology
  • Geriatric cardiology
  • Mild cognitive impairment/neuroplasticity
  • Models of care to better serve hospitalized elderly patients
  • Human resources in geriatrics
  • Sarcopenia and nutrition
  • End of life care
  • Top 10 of the literature: Key papers likely to influence geriatric practice 


Abstract submission opens on December 1, 2014.

Abstracts must contain original material, not published or presented at any other national or international meeting prior to the 35th Annual Meeting of the CGS.

  • Abstract submissions will be accepted using the online submission platform only.
  • More than one topic/theme will be 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 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 30, 2015, at 11:59p.m. EDT

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


Presenters will be notified by February 27, 2015, if their abstract has been accepted or declined. Further details will be requested from those that are accepted.

Authors of selected abstracts will have their abstract published in the ASM program and in a future issue of the Canadian Geriatrics Journal (


All oral presentations will consist of a 10-minute presentation, followed by a five-minute discussion period and will be scheduled throughout the ASM during the concurrent sessions.


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. Poster measurements should be strictly adhered to and should be no larger than 3.5 feet x 3.5 feet.


The following prizes/awards will be available:

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 Annual Scientific Meeting.  

This prize will not be open to graduate students.

Willard and Phoebe Thompson Award

This award is for the best scientific presentation by a medical student, health professional student orundergraduate degree student at the CGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Réjean Hébert Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute on Aging Prize

This prize is for the best scientific presentation by a post-graduate medical trainee (General Internal Medicine PGY l , PGY2, PGY3 or Family Medicine PGY l , PGY2) at the CGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Edmund V. Cowdry Award

This award is for the best scientific presentation by a Masters, PhD or post-doctoral student.

CGS Poster Awards

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


To identify cutting edge research by trainees and junior faculty (first 5 years) across Canada, a special call for abstracts on “Mobility and Cognition” in older people is launched. Up to 15 abstracts will be selected and they will also be presented as a poster during the pre-conference of the CIHR-CCNA Consensus on Measures of Mobility and Cognition in Aging, co-sponsored by CGS on Thursday, April 16th, 2015. Registration to the CIHR-CCNA workshop will be complementary for the accepted abstracts. A “CIHR-CCNA-CGS Mobility and Cognition Research Prize” to best abstract will be awarded during the CGS award ceremony. 

For queries regarding abstract submission, contact Tabitha Carloni at 

For more information on the 2015 CGS ASM, please visit the CGS ASM website.