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Call for Abstracts—Oral Presentations, 4th Conference held by the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health

Deadline January 18, 2016

We welcome you to join us in an exploration of the following topics with a focus on aging:

  • Aging in Society – Dr. Stephen Katz, Trent University
  • Lifelong learning – Pat Spadafora, Sheridan Center for Elder Research
  • Sexuality and aging – Celeste Pang, University of Toronto
  • Age-Friendly Communities – Sarah Webster, Centre for Studies in Aging & Health
  • Dementia Friendly Communities – David Webster, Alzheimer Society of Ontario
  • OASIS – promoting independent living – Christine McMillan, OASIS
  • Poverty & food security – Tara Kainer, Sisters of Providence
  • Advance Care Planning – Neil Elford, Providence Care
  • How we talk to older people – Michelle Hauser, Freelance Writer

Kingston, Ontario
March 4, 2016
Donald Gordon Conference Centre

We invite undergraduates, graduates and researchers to submit an abstract for a 10 minute oral presentation on their research related to aging. For each accepted presentation, the registration fee of the presenter will be waived.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline:  Monday January 18, 2016
  • Oral Presentations will be held Friday March 4, 2016 between 8:00am-4:00pm at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, 421 Union St. W. Kingston ON K7L 3N6
  • Notice of acceptance of your abstract will be sent out via email to the contact author by
  • Monday February 8th, 2016.
  • Authors must indicate their acceptance to present by Friday February 19th, 2016.

General Guidelines

  1. Abstracts must describe original work, but may have been presented at other conferences
  2. Email completed abstracts with the subject line: Abstract Submission 2016 to
  3. Abstracts are to be no longer than 250 words in English, submitted in a Word document

The first page of the document must have the following:

  • title of abstract  
  • author(s) and affiliation  
  • contact author’s name and email address
  • name of presenter

The second page of the document will have the following:

  • title of abstract  
  • purpose/goal of research
  • methods including statement of ethics approval
  • results/findings   
  • discussion
  • conclusion
  • acknowledgements (including disclosure of grant or financial support)

Authors are responsible for submitting a PowerPoint for submission after acceptance. All presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the abstract submission process please email Gail Hawley
Knowles at Also check our website for conference updates and abstract submission details: Look for registration information in January.