Abstract submission deadline is Tuesday 1st May 2018. Abstract submission system and guidelines have changed this year so authors are advised to take a little extra time.


Abstracts which are accepted for presentation at our 2018 meeting will be published in the conference e-journal. This is a supplement to the Age and Ageing journal of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) which is published by Oxford University Press.


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Conference Update:

Irish Gerontological Society

66th Annual & Scientific Meeting

Transforming Ageing Across Borders


#IGS2018   @irishgerontsoc

Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan

Thursday 27 (evening) to Saturday 29th September, 2018

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This year’s conference is being held near the Ireland/Northern Ireland border – in Cavan.  For the first time we are partnering with our colleagues from both the British Geriatrics Society Northern Ireland and the British Society of Gerontology Northern Ireland. We anticipate that this will result in a strong all-Island and UK attendance at the meeting.


This year’s co-host is the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) hospital group.


Scientific Programme Update:

New! Panel Discussion:

A team of experts will explore the impact of Brexit on older people.


New! Moderated Poster Session:

This year, for the first time, our programme will include a Moderated Poster Session on Friday 28th.


Sponsored Symposium:

Theme: Delivering a new model of stroke care across borders


ICPOP Update:

Latest developments from The Integrated Clinical Care Programme for Older Persons


Keynote Speakers:
Louise Brent. Louise is the National Audit Coordinator for the Irish Hip Fracture Database and Major Trauma Audit with the National Office of Clinical Audit.


Dr. Andy Clegg. Andy Clegg is a senior lecturer at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care & Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, and honorary consultant geriatrician at Bradford Royal Infirmary, leading a large portfolio of frailty research.


Prof. Sallie Lamb. Prof. Lamb is  the Director for Centre for Statistics in Medicine and Foundation Director, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU), University of Oxford, Section Head, Statistics and Epidemiology, University of Oxford, Director, Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford, Deputy Director, Oxford Biomedical Research Unit, University of Oxford, Kadoorie Professor of Trauma Rehabilitation, University of Oxford and Professor of Rehabilitation, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick.


Jim Power. Jim is owner manager of Jim Power Economics Limited, an economic and financial consultancy.The company carries out consultancy projects, public speaking, and training for a variety of public and private sector entities. In 2017, he completed a report on cost pressures in the nursing home sector.


Dr. Matthew Sadlier.  Matthew is Consultant Psychiatrist, Dublin North City Mental Health Services. He is a graduate of UCD and after completing general practice training he went on to complete higher specialist training in both General Adult Psychiatry and Psychiatry of Old Age. He is a former president (2013-2014) of the Irish Medical Organisation.

ALONE Willie Bermingham Lecture:

Professor Vanessa Burholt. Professor Burholt (BSc, PhD, FAcSS) is Professor of Gerontology and Director of the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) in the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University; and Director of the pan-Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR).

Special Interest Group meetings (Fri 28th):

Autumn Meeting of Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine (ISPGM).
Health and Social Care Professions Symposium.
Nursing Symposium.
Symposium for Trainee and Junior Doctors.


Key Information Update:


Abstract submissions open: 1 Feb

Abstract submissions close: 1 May

Online early-bird registration (€200) closes: 17 August

Late and online registration (€250) closes: 21 September

Onsite registration for any portion of the conference: €275


>>Please click here to register to attend this event


Miriam AHERN

Strategy & Development
Irish Gerontological Society
Mobile: +353 86 804 4595



66th Annual & Scientific Meeting of 

the Irish Gerontological Society

Theme: Transforming Ageing Across Borders

Thurs 27 (evening) to Sat 29 September 2018

Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan

Abstract submissions open 1 Feb 2018 and close 1 May 2018