Call for Abstracts
All investigators are invited to submit abstracts on topics pertaining to conference topics mentioned on the website.
Authors are invited to submit abstract(s) using the submission form on this page. Abstracts should contain sufficient detail on the techniques used and the results, which will be shown.
You will receive a confirmation when the abstract has been received. Please contact the conference secretariat if you did not receive confirmation within 5 working days.
Submission implies the intent of at least one author to register, attend the symposium and present the paper (either 12+3 minutes orally or in poster format). Contributions will only be finally accepted after registration and payment of the conference fee.
The abstract will be reviewed, and you will be notified of acceptance before 10th October 2016 after which the abstract submission page will be closed
To go forward and raise further awareness on the need to implement Frailty and Sarcopenia into clinical practice around the world.
1. Biology 2. Animal models 3. Preclinical studies 4. Clinical trials 5. Functional assessment 6. Biomarkers and imaging 7. New drug developments 8. Physical exercise 9. Nutrition intervention 10. Epidemiology 11. other Frailty : 12. Biology of frailty and aging 13. Physical frailty and age-related body composition modifications 14. Cognitive frailty 15. Frailty in clinical practice and public health 16. Clinical trials and therapeutics 17. other.
- Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th September 2016
Abstract Submission Guidelines
- Abstracts must not exceed one page.
- Important: File size is limited to 3 Megabyte.
- Reduce the size of images, graphs etc. if your file size exceeds this limit.
- Abstracts must be .RTF or .DOC document (MS Word 97/2003/207/2010) formatted to A4 (21cm x 29.7cm) with the abstract body in two columns and with the following margin and column settings:
- Top & Bottom 1.9cm § Left & Right 1.9cm
- Column Width 7.97cm
- Between Columns 1.25cm
- Font: Times New Roman, 10 point, single spaced
- Title: Bold type and centered across the page. Include one line space between the title and the name(s) of the author(s) and between author name(s) and affiliation(s).
- Author names are centered and identified with number superscripts to correspond to author affiliations. (Please see template for clarification) Underline the designated presenting author’s name.
- Author affiliations are centered and identified with number superscripts to correspond to the respective author name; Include the designated presenting author’s email address.
- Abstract body alignment is left justified. References must be numbered. Please leave one line between paragraphs.
The title should be in upper and lower case, bold and centered on the page. (Please do not put a full stop at the end of your title) AUTHOR Author’s names should be first initial and last (surname) name only. (i.e. J. Smith) (No title such as Prof. Dr. PhD or MD should be used). Please ensure that the presenting authors named are underlined. If presenting authors affiliation is different, please use superscripts to identify the author and the affiliation (for example: J. Smith1, J. Doe2, University1, University
The introduction must include abstract title, author listing, author affiliations, email address and text.
The abstract heading spans both columns and must contain the abstract title, the names (first initial and last names (surname) only) and affiliations of all authors, and email address of the designated presenting author. Please underline the presenting author’s name.
The abstract body is in two-column format and must include the following Subjects: Introduction, Experimental, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References, Acknowledgments are optional but recommended. Photographs / graphics should be used when necessary to substantiate results. Abstract information shall not appear on or outside the margins
Sample Structure of Abstract
Title of Speech
Author Name: xxxxxxxx
Affiliation: Position, Department, University, Country
Abstract: Up to 250 words
Biography: Up to 100 -150 words
Abstract Submission Form (Please upload your Abstract below)
Instructions for the Oral Presenters
If using a PowerPoint presentation (or any other PC based application), please note you need to bring it on USB Memory stick or CD/DVD and load it on one of the conference' computers in the Speakers' Ready Room at least 1 hour before the start of the session.Please note that the conference computers in the session halls are being supplied with Office 2010 (at least).If combining video films with PowerPoint, please make sure to check it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during a coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session - even after checking it in the Speakers' Ready Room.Alternatively you may supply your own laptop computer. In such a case please confirm that it has a VGA socket for external signal and come to check it first in the Speakers' Ready Room as soon as you arrive and later on in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
Important note for Macintosh users
In order to use MAC presentations on a PC compatible computer please note that you need to prepare it according to the instructions below, before bringing it to the Speakers' Ready Room:
Use a common font, such as Arial, Times New Roman, Verdana etc. (special fonts might be changed to a default font on a PowerPoint based PC).Insert pictures as JPG files (and not TIF, PNG or PICT - these images will not be visible on a PowerPoint based PC).Alternatively you may use your own Macintosh laptop computer. In such a case please confirm you provide it with a VGA adaptor for external signal, advise the operators in the Speakers' Ready Room about it as soon as you arrive and later on test it in the session hall where your lecture is taking place during the coffee or lunch break prior to your session, at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
Instructions for the Poster Presenters
The poster should be A0 International Size of 1189 mm X 841 mm (46.8" High by 33.1" Wide)Bring your own pushpins or velcro to affix your poster to this space. World Congress on Geriatrics & Gerontology will not be providing supplies.
Please note: Due to fire regulations, we will be unable to place any tables or chairs in front of the poster boards. In addition, electrical hook-ups will not be allowed.
Title and Author
The title of your poster presentation and your name should be made in very LARGE type so that viewers can easily see the subject matter of the poster and its author from a distance (at least 1" lettering, or 36 point font). The title, author's name, and author's affiliation are usually placed at the top and in the center of the poster board.
Posters usually have a similar structure to a research paper or journal article: an abstract, introduction (i.e., brief rationale or review of relevant research), method section, results section, and a conclusion or summary. You might also want to list key references. If you poster is more clinically oriented, you may decide to use a different format, but breaking things down into clear sections with headings will help your colleagues understand your poster easily and quickly. In the busy and crowded environment of a poster session, most people do not have the ability to read and process long sections of text. Therefore, keep text to the bare essentials and stick to the most important ideas. You can convey details via discussion when you are standing by your poster.
- Use bullet points to simplify sections like the introduction and conclusions
- Use large type, such as 36-point type for section headings, and 24-point type for text. Never use type smaller than 18 point for any reason. This is 18 Point Type
- Make use of underlines and boldface
- Use graphs and figures whenever possible. Make your poster visually pleasing and attractive
- Programs like MS PowerPoint can be helpful in creating your poster