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2nd Call for Abstracts:

COVID Innovation and Pandemic Responses


All notices of acceptance have now been emailed, including those from the 1st call. Notices were sent only to the primary contact on submissions. If you did not receive a notice, please first check your spam folder and then email

The CAGP and CCSMH have made the difficult but important decision to transition our Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to a virtual format. The virtual ASM will be held over the original meeting dates, October 16 and 17, 2020. The committee is working hard to make this an innovative and inspiring learning opportunity that will not only help us connect from coast to coast but provide the educational quality, networking and enjoyable social opportunities that you have come to expect from the CAGP-CCSMH meeting. We look forward to providing more details and a program as soon as possible!

Thank you to those who submitted an abstract for our in-person meeting and we sincerely apologize for the delay in acceptance responses. At the moment, we are reviewing content and determining how this will be programmed into a virtual format. We appreciate your patience!

We are also excited to announce a late-breaking opportunity to submit an abstract in our 2nd Call for Abstracts. The content we are interested in is specifically related to responses to the pandemic and COVID-related innovation and will be presented in short 5-10 minute blocks. Details on how to submit and the deadlines for submission are below.


The 2020 ASM Planning Committee


Abstract Submission Guidelines

Information about Abstract Submission

  • Please note that we encourage abstract submissions in French.
  • We are specifically encouraging submissions that relate to COVID innovation and responses to the pandemic.
  • All abstracts must be submitted with a title, learning objectives and presentation summary. 
  • The maximum word count is 250 words.

For a sample of an abstract, please take a look at the Book of Abstracts from 2019.

Learning Objectives

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. 


  • Abstract submissions are due on July 1, 2020, by 11:59 p.m. EDT. -- EXTENDED DEADLINE!
  • Abstract submissions will be accepted using the online submission platform only.
  • Once you have completed the online submission, you will receive immediate automated confirmation of receipt of your submission.
  • All abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed.
  • Please include the title, the three learning objectives and the abstract text of no more than 250 words.
  • Learning objectives must indicate what the participants will learn from the presentation in terms of knowledge, skills or attitudes.
  • In keeping with accreditation requirements, a minimum of 25% of the presentation time must be allotted for audience discussion and participation.
  • You will receive an email notification of the 2020 ASM Planning Committee’s decision regarding your submission as soon as possible.
  • All applicants are responsible for their own travel costs and must register and pay in full to attend the conference. 
  • By submitting your abstract, you agree to have it published in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal.

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