Abstract submission deadline is midnight on Tuesday 1st May 2018

66th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society*

Transforming Ageing Across Borders
Thursday 27th (evening), Friday 28th and Saturday 29th September 2018
Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
#igs2018      @irishgerontsoc



This is the largest Scientific Meeting on ageing in Ireland.


Our conference will be a collaborative one, with the participation of our counterparts from Northern Ireland from both the British Geriatrics Society and the British Society of Gerontology.

This meeting is being held in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Hospital Group.


The theme Transforming Ageing Across Borders reflects interaction, cooperation and collaboration beyond geographical, disciplinary and professional limitations.

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Prof. Vanessa Burholt, Dr. Matt Sadlier, Dr. Andrew Clegg, Jim Power, and Prof. Sally Lambe.


Special interest group meetings will include: nurses; trainee and junior doctors; health and social care professions; Irish Society for Practitioners in Geriatric Medicine (ISPGM).


Our stimulating and comprehensive programme for delegates will include a symposium on the evening of Thursday 27th September – Delivering a New Model of Stroke Care Across Borders.


About Last year’s meeting:

54 platform presentations, 220 posters,  400 delegates.

CPD points accredited: Thurs 2, Fri 5, Sat 3. Category: External.

1 CPD Credit is equivalent to 1 hour of educational activity. This CPD Recognition is accepted by all Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies.


View IGS abstracts database and abstracts books here.


*About The Irish Gerontological Society


 Transforming ageing ..


Founded in 1951, The Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) is one of the oldest multidisciplinary societies in the world concerned with gerontology: the science and study of the ageing process. We are engaged with research, education and practice in the field of ageing.  This includes the study of changes in older people’s physical and cognitive health, and the social changes people experience as they age.


..through Interdisciplinary and cross-speciality engagement and collaboration..


Our core purpose is to provide leadership in advancing the science and study of ageing. Our primary role is to connect professionals and experts, link research evidence to policy and practice, and disseminate information to our members, decision-makers and society. In doing this, we aim to transform the lives of older people.


Members of the IGS stem from the whole of Ireland, representing professions and disciplines involved in areas such as health and social care, economics, the social and built environments and technology.


..towards improvements in the wellbeing, health and care of older people..


As champions of optimal ageing, we strongly believe in the strength and impact of our combined expertise and efforts. Our members connect, collaborate and network at our scientific meetings, seminars and study days. Engagement is encouraged and enabled through attendance at our events and participation in our committees, project teams, and special interest groups.


..for a better world which is age-attuned..


Throughout, we strive to stimulate both debate and action on improving the well-being and empowerment of older people. We seek to contribute to public discussion by being an authoritative voice on all aspects of ageing, informed by evidence-based research and professional practice experience. We do this in pursuit of our vision of an age-accommodating and age-attuned society, where older people are not left behind.


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