ANZSGM 2020 ASM Melbourne 27 - 29 May 2020

Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Programme Committee invites you to participate in the 2020 ANZSGM ASM by submitting an abstract for presentation in concurrent sessions. We are seeking submissions that will provoke debate, stimulate discussion, offer new ideas and encourage the dissemination of research findings.

Our conference theme "Vision for the future” will focus on emerging themes in Geriatric Medicine and how these will impact on the care of the older person into the future. The scientific program will feature updates in dementia and delirium, along with topical issues such as the new Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in Victoria and the Australian Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Our keynote international speaker is Professor Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician at Galway University Hospitals and Honorary Personal Professor in the Department of Medicine at NUI Galway. Professor Andrea Maier, Divisional Director of Medicine and Community Care at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Professorial Fellow of Aged Care at the University of Melbourne is our national keynote.

Please be sure to review all of the information and instructions regarding abstract submission prior to completing the online form. Abstracts are to adhere to the template provided on this page and in the abstract submission portal.

Online abstract submission will close on Wednesday, 4 March 2020.

Submission Guidelines

Please ensure you have downloaded and read the following documents prior to submitting an abstract.

Download the Abstract Submission Guidelines

Download the Abstract Template

Download the guidelines and template provided to ensure your WORD document is formatted correctly and follow the instructions carefully. Incorrectly submitted documents will be sent back to the author for reformatting and this may extend beyond the deadline for your submission.

No hardcopy, faxed or emailed submissions will be accepted.

Submit an Abstract

To submit an abstract, please click on the Abstract Submission Portal button below.

Go to the Abstract Submission Portal

Submitted abstracts can be viewed (read only) via the ANZSGM ASM 2020 Abstract Submission Portal.

Important Notes

  • Please remember that submitting an abstract does NOT automatically register you as a conference delegate. conference registration must be done separately.
  • All communications about your abstract submission will be sent to the email address that you enter when submitting.
  • We recommend that the email address belongs to the main author who will be in attendance at the conference.

Terms and Conditions

By submitting an abstract for presentation, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • Accepted authors will pay and register for the conference by the given deadline. Failure to do will result in payment of a standard registration fee.
  • The acceptance of an abstract does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, or any costs associated with attendance at the conference.
  • The conference has permission to publish your abstract submission and/or PowerPoint presentation on the conference website if it is accepted for presentation.
  • The conference has permission to film or photograph your presentation at the conference, post it on the conference website or distribute it to conference delegates via hardcopy or online.
  • The submission has been approved by all authors.

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens: Monday, 4 November 2019

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Authors advised of abstract acceptance: Friday, 3 April 2020

Speaker registration deadline: Friday, 1 May 2020

Require Assistance?

Please contact the Conference Organisers at +61 2 9368 1200 or by email at


Important Dates

ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2020
27-29 May 2020

November 2019
Call for Abstracts opens
Submit an Abstract

November 2019
Early bird registration opens
Register Online

February 2020
Call for Abstracts closes

March 2020
Early bird registration closes


Host Organisation


Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)

145 Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Tel: +61 2 9256 5460

Fax: +61 2 9241 3458



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