Call for Abstracts
Deadline EXTENDED TO april 8, 2020!
The Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (CAGP) and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH) are pleased to announce that the Call for Abstracts for the CAGP-CCSMH Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) is now open!
The theme of the meeting is 20/20: Clear Vision of the Future of Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada.
This year’s meeting will be held in Montreal at the Delta Hotels Montreal from October 16-17. The venue for the meeting is conveniently located in the centre of the city and is just steps away from the entertainment district known as the Quartier des Spectacles and close to Mount Royal.
Once again, we are excited to be heading to another sensational setting to learn, share and network with our colleagues from across the country!We invite you to participate and welcome abstract submissions from across the country and from all disciplines. We hope you will join us at the pre-eminent meeting for Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada.
We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!
The 2020 ASM Planning Committee
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Information about Abstract Submission
Abstract Category Definitions
The abstract categories are defined as follows:
Clinical Case Presentation: This presentation is intended for informative clinical cases. There should be maximal audience participation, interaction and discussion. The clinical case must be supported by literature and evidence around the teaching and learning points.
Oral Presentation: An oral presentation is approximately 15 minutes in length (the exact time will be confirmed, but this presentation typically consists of an 11-minute talk followed by a 4-minute question and answer period).
Poster Presentation: There will be dedicated poster sessions scheduled throughout the meeting, at which presenters will have the opportunity to interact with delegates. There will also be an award for Top Poster Presenter and our very popular Track Poster Session for trainees, which is a facilitated poster session allowing the presenter the opportunity to receive constructive feedback.
Symposium: A symposium is a presentation that consists of two or three separate talks around a similar theme. Step 1 of the submission will consist of a summary submitted for the overall symposium as a whole, including an overall set of learning objectives for the session, the overall symposium title and a brief description of the symposium. Step 2 will consist of a separate abstract for each individual talk within the symposium. The symposium chair must share the title of the overall symposium with the individual speakers so that they may include the overall symposium title in their abstract submission.
Workshop: A workshop is 60 minutes in length and must be highly interactive, lively and informative. Workshops are particularly suited to sessions encouraging skills development or in which role play or other dynamic teaching approaches are desired.
For a sample of an abstract, please take a look at the Book of Abstracts from 2019.
All submissions require three learning objectives. Key information about Royal College expectations for learning objectives can be found here. Please avoid verbs that are often used but are open to many interpretations (e.g., appreciate, have faith in, know, learn, understand, believe). Click here for a link to suggested verbs.