Call for Abstracts

The deadline to submit an abstract has passed. Look for the next opportunity in the Fall of 2020.

 

Abstract Submissions:

Accepted abstracts may be presented at the conference as an oral presentation, poster, workshop, or symposium. Presenters may submit multiple abstracts and may elect to have their submission(s) considered for an alternate presentation format if their original format preference is not approved. Although there maybe multiple authors for a single presentation, only the presenter’s name should be included as part of the submission process. Each presenter, including symposium presenters, are required to provide a resume or CV.

Oral (Paper) Sessions consist of 3 to 4 approved presentations that have a similar theme and are assigned by the reviewers. Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes and then time for questions during a 75 minute block. Sessions will have a moderator to assist with time keeping and facilitate discussion among participants. Presentation proposals must include 3-5 objectives that will describe skills and knowledge addressed.

Poster Presentations Presentations consist of visually informative displays that summarize completed work, such as a research study or proposed program. Presenters are required to be at their poster board during the designated session to facilitate one-on-one interaction. Presenters will be assigned a number and should be prepared to hang their poster within a 36 inch x 48 inch space. Poster proposals must include 3-5 objectives that will describe skills and knowledge addressed.

Workshop Sessions highlight best practices using an interactive format and will take place during a 75 minute session. A description of demonstrated or effective strategies and programs are encouraged. Workshop proposals must include 3-5 objectives that will describe skills and knowledge addressed.

Symposium Sessions consist of 3 to 4 presentations that reflect a central theme during a 75 minute session. Symposium proposals should indicate the selected theme and the overall abstract should provide a summary of each proposed presentation. Symposium sessions must include 3-5 objectives that will describe skills and knowledge addressed.

Student Awards

Students whose abstracts are accepted for an oral presentation or poster presentation are eligible to submit a paper for consideration for a student award that includes a cash prize. Student paper award categories include:

  • Jerome Kaplan Award for best graduate student paper, honoring Dr. Kaplan’s more than 50 years as a major leader in gerontology at the local, state, national, and international levels.
  • The Arnedia Smith Award for best undergraduate student paper, honoring Professor Smith’s work at Edison State Community College, her strong dedication to gerontology education, and her leadership in the former Ohio Network of Educational Consultants in Aging. (ONECA).
  • Outstanding Student Paper to the conference theme, Growth and Opportunities.
  • New award category – information will be posted soon.

For questions or more information, contact Amy Roberts, OAGE Award Chair via email rober128@miamiohio.edu.

See Past Winners