Southern Gerontological Society Conference

For any of you interested in presenting at the Southern Gerontological Society please see the information below.

2016 Abstract Info & Submissions:   https://southerngerontologicalsociety.org/2016-annual-meeting/abstract-info-submissions/

Session Formats

The 2016 Annual Meeting of SGS promotes innovation and interaction in sessions that engage participants. While traditional papers may be submitted, we enthusiastically encourage presentations in poster, symposium, and workshop formats in order to foster active interaction between practitioners, academics, and students.

POSTER
Posters are the visual display and summary of research, interventions, or programs. Authors are present during designated sessions to discuss their work. Project activities and/or results are displayed in graphs, tables, pictures, and text. Poster boards are approximately 4’ high by 8’ wide. Push pins to mount pictures and graphs will be provided. Authors have an opportunity for in-depth discussion of their work with conference attendees. Abstracts for posters should include: (1) a short statement of the specific problem or topic, (2) description of methods or approaches employed, (3) summary of results or findings, and (4) statement of conclusions and implications. The SGS conference conducts multiple poster sessions throughout the conference including student-only poster sessions. Electronic posters, displayed on a laptop device or tablet, are welcome.

PAPER
Scientific or professional papers may be submitted. Where possible, topics should relate to the conference theme or session tracks. Paper presentations are normally 15 minutes in length, with those on similar subject matter grouped together in paper sessions. All presenters must allot time for discussion. Abstracts for papers, as for posters, should include: (1) a short statement of the specific problem or topic, (2) description of methods or approaches employed, (3) summary of results or findings, and (4) statement of conclusions and implications. Paper sessions are designed to include time for response to audience questions. Paper sessions are permitted 90 minutes of session time and typically include 3-4 paper presentations per session.

SYMPOSIUM
Symposia include three or four coordinated topical presentations. Symposia organizers introduce sessions, moderate discussion, encourage audience participation, and integrate the presentations. Symposium submissions must include a summary abstract as well as brief abstracts describing each presentation. Symposia sessions are given 90 minutes of session time.

WORKSHOP
In a workshop, one or two leaders organize the exchange of ideas or conduct a demonstration or application of techniques and/or skills. Workshops provide an opportunity to involve participants in demonstrations, lectures, case studies, and role plays in a one-hour time period. Abstracts for workshops must include the topic, its significance, and the workshop goals.

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