2021 AAGP Annual Meeting Call for Posters

Early Investigator Posters Submissions are due December 7, 2020.

New Research Posters Submissions are due December 7, 2020.

Late-Breaking Research Posters Submissions are due December 7, 2020.





Submit your proposal online at https://apps.aagponline.org/abstracts/. Here are instructions to submit Poster Abstracts.



Abstract Submission Instructions

Content Areas

Presentation Formats 
     Early Investigator, New Research, & Late-Breaking Posters



Questions? Contact AAGP at 703-556-9222 or meetinginfo@aagponline.org if you have questions regarding the submission criteria or the Annual Meeting.



The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Annual Meeting Program Committee invites you to submit a proposal for consideration for the 2021 Annual Meeting to be held in March 2021. The AAGP 2021 conference theme "Challenges & Opportunities: Translating Research Evidence in the COVID Era" aims to highlight the integration of key geriatric psychiatry research findings into clinical practice, helping ensure older Americans have the highest quality care for mental health, substance use and neurodegenerative disorders. Research is broadly defined to include all scientific domains which impact the mental health care of older adults, including biomedical, psychosocial, educational, and quality improvement.


The AAGP Annual Meeting invites innovative and interactive programs targeted towards clinicians, researchers, and educators. Clinicians and investigators in all areas of geriatric psychiatry, psychology, neurology, medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacists and other related disciplines are encouraged to submit abstracts of original work for presentation at the AAGP Annual Meeting. We invite you to submit abstracts for a general sessions and case presentations.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the 2021 AAGP Annual Meeting Program Committee. We request that program proposals include content on applicability to clinical practice and with an interdisciplinary team approach. Please consider adding a newer member of the profession as part of your presenter panel. Additionally, submitters are encouraged to consider patient care needs of minority or underserved populations.

The AAGP annual meeting is described as the premier scientific meeting by many of our attendees. This is an excellent venue to present original research, new data, innovative clinical applications and service delivery initiatives, educational activities and other pioneering work impacting our field today.

Please contact us at meetinginfo@aagponline.org if need assistance with your submission.


We welcome you to submit a proposal for a symposium, case presentation or other educational programs that will enhance our ability to provide care to our patients, conduct research on late-life mental illness and its effective treatments, and train the workforce needed to provide high quality care now and in the future.


Michelle Conroy, MD

Kirsten Wilkins, MD
2021 Annual Meeting Program Co-Chairs

^Back to top


Submit your proposal online at https://apps.aagponline.org/abstracts/. Here are instructions to submit Poster Abstracts.


Don’t wait until the last minute! Begin the submission process early so that you have time to edit or add additional information. You can save your submission in draft form and re-visit it prior to the submission deadline to make changes as needed. 

Word Limit

All abstracts have a 5,000-character limit, excluding title and author information but including spaces.


Submission Deadline

You may save and edit your submission at any time prior to submitting it to AAGP. The submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Early Investigator Posters Submission: December 7, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern
  • New Research Posters Submissions: December 7, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern
  • Late-Breaking Research Posters Submissions: December 7, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern


Notification of acceptance of late-breaking poster abstracts will be sent mid January.



By submitting a proposal through this Call for Posters, you give AAGP the authority to electronically post your presentation, abstract, and learning objectives online, and to publish them in printed materials. You are responsible for editing your abstract and providing copy in final, print-ready form. However, AAGP reserves the right to edit any part of the abstract submission for consistency, grammar and target audience as we deem necessary.



All poster abstracts are reviewed by the AAGP Research Committee and ranked on the basis of scientific merit and educational needs of AAGP attendees. All accepted session and poster abstracts will be published and available to all meeting attendees in a PDF supplement to the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The Research Committee’s decisions are final. Reviews are based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to identified attendee needs
  • Inclusion of new data
  • Timeliness of topic
  • Diversity among presenters
  • Presentation balance between research and practice applications
  • Applicability to practice of geriatric psychiatry
  • Relationship to the Annual Meeting theme

Please note that potentially outstanding presentations are, at times, given a lower priority score because the information and data supplied with the submission were incomplete or inappropriate for a particular format.

^Back to top


The 2021 Annual Meeting Program Committee and Rsearch Committee encourages abstracts that address the integration of key geriatric psychiatry research findings into clinical practice, including the following topic areas:


Suggested topics include: 

  • Prevention and treatment of cognitive decline
  • Psychosocial interventions for dementia
  • Early identification and treatment of mood disorders
  • End of life care, hospice, and palliative care
  • Caregiver services
  • Population health
  • Interdisciplinary team-based care
  • Quality improvement
  • Research funding priorities
  • Substance use disorders in late life
  • Curriculum and training
  • Health disparities

^Back to top


Early Investigator Posters (Instructions to submit Poster Abstracts)
This special section is a sub-set of the New Research Posters, designed to highlight the research of students, residents, trainees, research fellows and clinical fellows, as well as junior faculty and K-awardees who are no more than 2 years post fellowship training. If you wish to be considered in this special category, please submit under the Early Investigator submission role when submitting your abstract online. 


New Research Posters (Instructions to submit Poster Abstracts)

Posters are self-explanatory visual presentations of research work. Abstracts should not be submitted for consideration as a poster presentation if publication in a scientific journal is anticipated before December 31, 2019 (the AAGP Board of Directors has changed this criteria to note that material that is in press or published in 2019 qualifies as New Research). Abstracts for accepted posters will be published in AAGP's journal, the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, and available attendees online. AAGP will not edit poster abstracts, so please ensure that the written submission is in final form. Abstracts cannot be withdrawn from publication after December 7, 2020.


Please note that the use of trade names of pharmacologic agents in the abstract title or the abstract itself is prohibited. If the research was partially or fully funded by a proprietary organization (e.g., a pharmaceutical company), a statement to that effect must be included at the bottom of the body of the abstract.


Late-Breaking Posters (Instructions to submit Poster Abstracts)

Late-breaking abstracts are abstracts that describe important current research advances and have not been submitted previously. Late-breaking abstracts are not a second chance for those who missed the official abstract deadline. State-of-the-art studies with up-to-date results will be considered as late-breaking abstracts. Late-breaking abstracts reporting secondary data analyses must include an explanation for why they were not submitted as of the regular deadline. The selection of abstracts will be based on scientific quality and novelty of research either in basic or clinical science


Send to a Friend

^Back to top