CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Notices of acceptance will be sent out by the end of May.
Oral, Poster, Workshop or Clinical Case
The call for abstracts is now closed. Notices of acceptance will be sent out the end of May. If you have not received notification by May 31, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The theme of the meeting is “Building Resilience in Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada.” The future is resilience!
This year’s meeting will be held in Banff, Alberta, at the Rimrock Resort Hotel from October 25 - 26. We hope you are as excited as we are to be heading to Banff—one of Canada’s most popular travel destinations and a spot well known for its beauty and inspiring mountain surroundings. It’s the perfect setting to learn, share and network with our colleagues from across the country!
Halifax set the new standard for our inclusion of social activities, so you can look forward to some more wonderful events that will allow you to enjoy the truly stunning scenery of Banff and the Rocky Mountains!
We’re thrilled to announce Dr. Helen Lavretsky, Professor of Psychiatry In-Residence at UCLA and Director of the Late-Life Mood, Stress and Wellness Research Program, as this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Lavretsky will be kicking off the meeting with a talk on the neurobiology of resilience in older adults. We are also very excited that Dr. Krista Lanctôt, Senior Scientist in Geriatric Psychiatry at Sunnybrook Research Institute, will be giving a plenary talk on cannabis for BPSD.
We invite you to participate and welcome abstract submissions from across disciplines and across the country. We hope you will join us at the pre-eminent meeting for Seniors’ Mental Health in Canada.
We look forward to seeing you in Banff!
The 2019 ASM Planning Committee
Abstract Submission Guidelines
The learning objectives for the 2019 ASM are to:
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 2018.
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.