29. August 2017

Submission Guidelines Symposia

Deadline: 15 November 2017

Topics addressed in the symposia will be theme specific and at a more comprehensive level with multiple speakers presenting their research. Symposium topics should engage congress delegates in a critical reflection and discussion on key issues in the field of ageing and life course research. This way, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from multiple experts on a key issue, the ability to interact with presenters and the opportunity ask questions relevant to the topic area.  

Please note the following symposium criteria:

  • 60min – 90min duration
  • 3 – 5 speakers
  • The submitting author is the chair of the symposium
  • Speakers preferably from different countries
  • Symposia can include a discussant
  • Research results must be the work of authors listed
  • Q&A follows all presentations
  • Categorization of Symposium: choose 1 stream and 1-3 topics

Preparing an abstract for your symposium

  • Abstracts for symposia can only be submitted online using the standard symposium abstract format
  • The maximum length of the symposium abstract is 1 200 words (see symposium abstract format for more information)
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English
  • Abstracts should include research results
  • No references, tables or graphics should be included in the abstracts
  • When using abbreviations within the body of the abstract, please spell out the name in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis
  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the abstract text does not contain any typos or grammatical errors
  • No changes can be made after the abstract deadline has passed


Symposium abstract format

The symposium should have a short but informative title (max. 100 characters). The symposium abstract should provide a brief introduction to the topic, present the objectives of the symposium and the names and affiliations of the presenters, followed by short structured abstracts for each of the 3-5 individual presentations (Background-Methods-Results-Conclusions). The maximum length of the entire symposium abstract is 1200 words (excluding title and name & affiliation of submitting and presenting authors). All financial support from commercial parties must be disclosed in a final statement of the abstract.

Notification of acceptance for symposia: 1 December 2017. The chair and the presenting authors must register as congress delegates and pay the registration fee.