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Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts opened February 1, 2018. 

Why Submit?

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The Annual Scientific Meeting provides the opportunity to learn the latest trends and developments from experts and researchers in aging from around the world. Submit an abstract for your opportunity to participate on the program and enhance the future of the field.

  • Multiple presentation options include pre-conference workshops, papers, posters and symposium
  • Discuss your study findings with over 3,500 attendees from over 40 countries
  • Present your research and be published in Innovation in Aging, a multidisciplinary journal
  • Gain a 360-degree view of aging from an interdisciplinary assembly of conference participants
  • Networking opportunities throughout the meeting to develop connections and collaborations
  • Build strategic partnerships and turn challenges into opportunities
  • Up to $7,000.00 in travel grants available to early career investigators, trainees and students submitting abstracts to GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Review criteria to apply.
  • Previous GSA Annual Scientific Meeting abstracts have been referenced in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, NBC News, Fox News, BBC, MSNBC, Reuters, Associated Press, Time, U.S. News & World Report, and others--with more than 410 million media impressions!
  • #GSA16 reached more than 2.5 million social media users.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Online Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 – Pre-Conference Workshop Application Deadline
  • Late July 2018 – Late Breaker Poster Session will open; details will be available in July
  • Late July 2018 – Abstract Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Email Notifications
  • September 13, 2018 – Late Breaker Poster Session Deadline

Submission Fees

The abstract submission fee is a processing fee and is nonrefundable (regardless of acceptance). Once the abstract has been submitted, it is considered processed.

  • Professional Paper or Poster: $30
  • Student Paper or Poster: $20
  • Symposium: $40

All abstracts must be submitted via the Cadmium submission site. Make sure to read the instructions on each page before completion. You will be able to edit and resubmit your abstract as many times as necessary before the March 15 deadline. 

Contact Us

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