Covid-19: Lessons and Challenges
for health care for older adults

Covid-19: Lessons and Challenges for health care for older adults

WELCOME!

In 2020 October 7-9, the EuGMS will organise the key digital event in the field of geriatric medicine and health services for the ageing population.
The EuGMS e-Congress “COVID-19: LESSONS AND CHALLENGES FOR HEALTH CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS” will figure the main geriatric themes and the COVID-19 impact on older people’s health. Join us! You will find new possibilities for multidimensional learning, innovative web tools, global audience, target topics and a fully virtual exhibition area.
ABSTRACTS NEWS: deadline for submission is extended to June 10th and we have opened a new call dedicated only to COVID-19 related topics. Your role is essential: today’s future-thinking is tomorrow’s change-maker!

Prof. Athanase Benetos
EuGMS President

MAIN TOPICS

Epidemiological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Early diagnosis of severe forms of COVID-19 – clinical, biological and imaging characteristics

Comprehensive geriatric assessment and management of geriatric syndromes in older patients with COVID-19

Ethical and End-of-Life issues in the management of older patients with COVID-19

COVID-19 in nursing homes and other care settings

Prevention and vaccines

The role of Telehealth in the management of older patients with COVID-19

Older patients safety and quality of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic

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GENERAL INFORMATION

NEW REGISTRATION FEES FOR EuGMS E-CONGRESS

Registration fee € 50.00

Reduced registration fee for:

  • Doctors in Training
  • Under 35
  • Undergraduate Students
€ 20.00

ABSTRACTS
Deadline for submission is extended to June 10th and we have opened a new call dedicated only to COVID-19 related topics. For any questions regarding abstract submission please contact: eugms.abstracts@aristea.com

NEW CALL FOR COVID-19 RELATED ABSTRACTS

The Scientific Committee decided to open a new call dedicated only to COVID-19 related topics.

 

Authors may submit abstracts related to the following COVID-19 TOPICS:

Epidemiological aspects

National policies

COVID-19 in NHs and other institutions

Clinical, Biological and Imaging characteristics

Prevention and vaccines 

Treatment strategies and medications

Non-COVID geriatric patients during the COVID -19 pandemic


SUBMIT COVID-19 ABSTRACT >

ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts of original contributions to the Congress.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and may be selected for either oral or poster presentation.
Abstracts should be submitted in English.
Please note that abstracts must be submitted through the official online abstract submission system.

All the accepted abstract will be published in a supplement issue of European Geriatric Medicine.

Authors may submit abstracts related to the following topics:

 

GERIATRIC CARE

Acute hospital care

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment 

Ethics and end-of-life care

Geriatric emergency medicine

Geriatric rehabilitation Gerodontology

Gero-oncology

Long-term care

Old age psychiatry

Perioperative care Pharmacology

Vaccines

 

GERIATRIC SYNDROMES AND DISEASES

Cardiovascular medicine

Cognition and dementia

Delirium

Diabetes Falls and fractures

Frailty and resilience

Multimorbidity Nutrition

Sarcopenia

Urinary incontinence

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Ageing biology

Education and training

Gerotechnology

 

SUBMIT ABSTRACT > 

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Abstracts must be submitted through the official online abstract submission system.

Any Abstract can be modified by clicking on the link in the confirmation email.

No faxed or e-mailed abstract will be accepted.

Detailed information for oral or poster presentation (time allotment, date, hour) will be sent by e-mail to the registered presenting Author.

At least one Author of accepted abstracts is required to register and pay the registration fee to ensure the rights for the presentation. EuGMS is unable to support any participation cost related to submitted abstract, including but not limited to registration, travel and accommodation.

Abstract format – authors and affiliation:
– Organization should be abbreviated, with capitalization as in title.
– The submitting author must be inserted again in the list of authors if necessary.
– The submitting author is responsible also for the correct use of initials and surnames of their co-authors.
– Affiliations: all authors should have an affiliation, at least with a basic entry including the country.

Abstract format – text:
– The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
– The structure of the abstracts should include an introduction, methods, results and key conclusions.
– The title of the abstract should be printed in initial capital letters followed by lower case.
– Abbreviations should be defined by being placed in parentheses immediately after the full word or phrase has been typed for the first time.
– No graphs, figures, tables or unusual symbols can be included. – Place citations to references in square brackets, eg [1].
– If there are references after the abstract, there should also be citations to the refs in the abstract, and vice versa.
– Decimal punctuation is with a decimal point (in English), not with comma.
– Generic (nonproprietary) names should be used for drugs and substances.

BEST ABSTRACTS AWARDS
One of the EuGMS’ aims is to encourage and help early career practitioners to further their knowledge and the society bestows four Best Abstracts Awards: two for the best Oral Presentation and two for the best Poster Presentations. Each winner of the award will receive a prize of €500.

SPONSORSHIP
Join our Virtual Exhibition. Sponsoring options include a virtual booth, where you will be able to discuss with contacts, interact, exchange virtual business cards, show videos of your products or make your materials available for download. Contact Aristea: eugms.sponsor@aristea.com

COMPLIANCE
According to existing laws the promotion of prescription-only medicines should be limited to those HCPs able to prescribe or dispense medicines.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Digital Conference.

Is Athens EuGMS Congress cancelled?

No, the EuGMS Annual Congresses 2020, 2021 and 2022 will be postponed for one year, moving Athens to 2021, London to 2022 and Helsinki to 2023.

In 2020 the EuGMS Congress will go digital and become the key digital event in the field of geriatric medicine and health services for the ageing population. You will find wide new possibilities for multidimensional learning, innovative web tools, global audience, target topics and a fully digital exhibition area.

When will the EuGMS e-Congress 2020 take place?

The platform will open on October 7th 2020 with live-streamed sessions and on-demand contents.

Do I need to Register to participate in the EuGMS e-Congress 2020?

Yes, you must register to participate in the EuGMS e-Congress 2020. Registrations will open soon.

What do I need to attend the digital conference?

To attend the digital conference, you need a good internet connection, your personal device or computer and a valid registration. The digital congress can be viewed in any browser, but we suggest to use Chrome for a better user experience.

What will be available to me as a registered participant?

You will find wide new possibilities for multidimensional learning, innovative web tools, global audience, target topics and a fully digital exhibition area. Registration to the e-Congress will allow you to access:

  • All presentations and sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • All e-poster sessions
  • The virtual exhibition area
Is there a final scientific program?

Yes! The final scientific program will be in digital format and it will be available soon.

I submitted an abstract for consideration. What does this mean for me?

All submitted abstracts are still under evaluation. In this edition there will be a brand new abstract category entirely related to COVID-19. Submission deadlines have been extended to June 10, 2020. Notifications regarding abstract acceptance will be sent to abstract authors in July.
Aristea team will communicate further information regarding the digital platform, technical requirements and format specifications.
If you did not receive any acceptance notification, please contact eugms.abstracts@aristea.com

I am a presenter / speaker at the event, what should I do?

All invited speakers will receive information from Aristea regarding the digital platform, technical requirements and general info.

Can I download the slides from the sessions?

Yes, slides can be downloaded upon condition of agreement from the presenter.

Can I download posters?

Yes, posters can be downloaded upon condition of agreement from the author.

I am a sponsor of the event, what should I do?

Aristea will contact you directly regarding your participation. If you need to get in touch with us, please reach: eugms.sponsor@aristea.com

Will a certificate of attendance be available?

Participants will be able to download their certificates of attendance directly form the e-Congress website.

Will an abstract certificate be available?

Authors of accepted abstracts who present their works at the congress will be able to download their certificates directly form the e-Congress website.

Will I receive a refund of the airfare I already purchased?

Attendees should contact their carrier directly and follow the carrier’s guidelines regarding the cancellation of flights. Attendees are responsible for any cancellation or change fees.

Who do I contact for other questions?

For any further information, please contact eugms@aristea.com


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