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The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM 2014)

Grand Hyatt Melbourne * | Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
From 500 to 1300 USD
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Title: The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM 2014)
Specialty: , Geriatrics
Dates: From May, 28, 2014 to May, 30, 2014
Location: Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 500 to 1300 USD
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Event Overview
Welcome message:

On behalf of the Victorian Organising Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, we extend a warm invitation for you to join us at the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of the ANZSGM, taking place from 28-30 May 2014, at the elegant Grand Hyatt in the heart of Melbourne.

The conference theme, Circulating the Evidence, will address many aspects of aged health, with a particular focus on current research and developments in Cardiovascular disease in the elderly - from Cardiac conditions to Perioperative risk management, and Vascular risk modification to Cerebrovascular disease and Cognition.

Our keynote speaker, Professor Anne Newman, is Professor and Chair of Epidemiology and Director of the Centre for Ageing and Population Health, University of Pittsburgh USA. She has a special interest in aging an longevity and will deliver a keynote presentation on cardiovascular disease and its impact on frailty and disability. We are extremely honoured to be hosting Prof Newman and to hear her expertise on this area that is, to quote her, “near and dear to my heart”!

The conference encompasses a comprehensive range of topics and keynote speakers who have been invited to present on the conference themes and the inter-relationship between science, research and clinical application.  The conference expects to attract up to 400 delegates, bringing a flutter to the hearts of Leading Researchers, Geriatricians, Advanced Trainee Registrars in Geriatric Medicine, General Practitioners, together with Specialist Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in 2014

Edwina and Liz
Co-convenors, 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting

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Accommodation
Accommodation:

Accommodation bookings must be finalised by 25 April 2014

Please note that the Grand Hyatt Melbourne impose strict cancellation policies for accommodation rooms. Any rooms cancelled within 30 days of the conference will incur a 100% accommodation cancellation fee, which will be charged directly by the Grand Hyatt Melbourne against your credit card.

 

The ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 has negotiated special rates at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne for those wishing to stay onsite for the duration of the conference. Please note payment of the first night’s tariff MUST be received with your registration to secure your booking.

 

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Address

123 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone

+61 3 9657 1234

Website

www.melbourne.grand.hyatt.com

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Conference Rate

Grand King - $260 per night
Club King - $333 per night

Check in from 2.00pm
Check out prior to 11.00am

Special Delegate Offer 
Complimentary in room WiFi

24 hour car park with valet services
 

 

With exceptional facilities for business or leisure, the Grand Hyatt Melbourne hotel is a 5-star hotel on Collins Street in the centre of CBD, business, luxury shopping, theatre and restaurant district. The hotel is located within walking distance of Princess Theatre, Federation Square and Southgate.


The Grand Hyatt Melbourne boasts many dining options including Collins Kitchen and the Bistro Bar, or enjoy a signature cocktail the stylish RU-CO Bar. Perhaps you may choose to relax at the Sanctuary Day Spa, or get healthy at the largest hotel gym in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Property features:

 
  • Assistant Manager on Duty 24 hours
  • Collins Kitchen restaurant
  • Business centre
  • Concierge
  • Conference/Meeting facilities
  • Dry cleaning / laundry service
  • Breakfast at RU-CO Bar
  • City Club Health & Fitness Centre
  • Indoor pool -heater
 
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • On-site secure undercover parking
  • Luxury retail precinct – Emporio Armani, Paspaley Pearls, Bulgari
  • Room service - 24 hours
  • Sauna
  • Photography and Florist services available
  • Concierge services for all travel, entertainment and information needs
  • Tour desk
  • Babysitting services
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Submission Info

Instructions for Authors

The Scientific Programme Committee invites you to submit abstracts for consideration for the programme at the Conference. 

All abstracts will be reviewed by the committee who will grade them for inclusion into the oral presentations and poster sessions at the Conference. Please note there are limited spaces available for oral presentations.

 

All abstracts should be submitted online using the abstract portal and abstract template. If you are unable to access the template, please contact the Conference Secretariat via e-mail atanzsgm2014@conceptevents.com.au to make alternative arrangements. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 10 February 2014, at midnight Australian EST.

 

Download Abstract Submission Template
Log into the Abstract Portal

 

Abstract template

Please download the Abstract Submission Template from the link above.

 

Confirmation of Receipt of Abstracts

You will be sent an acknowledgement via email to confirm that your abstract has been received. 

 

Abstract Presentation

Abstracts will be accepted for 15-minute oral (10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion time) or poster presentations. Poster authors will be asked to stand by their poster during scheduled poster presentation times. Authors will be notified of the review outcome by the week commencing 10 March 2014. Further presentation instructions will be given at that time.

 

Publication of Abstracts

All abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation will be published in the Conference Program and Abstract Book.  Abstracts will also be available for viewing on the Conference website.

 

Abstract Guidelines

1

Original abstract must be submitted by Monday 10 February 2014, using the template provided

2

Maximum word count = 250 words excluding title, authors names and addresses. Abstracts should be in Arial, 11 point font.

3

Abstracts should be submitted as Blinded to Author, therefore please do not include your title, author names or affilliatons in the word document. You will be asked to fill in this information via the portal when submitting your abstract.

4

The abstract should be in the form of bolded structured headings (with blank line spaces between each section) as follows: Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusions. Subheadings should not be on line by themselves, please start text on the same line. For audit submissions the following headings are appropriate: Problem, Design/methods, Practice change, Re-audit, Conclusions. Ideally the audit loop has been completed.

5

 Do not use macros or photographs within your abstract.

6

Any tables should be created within the abstract itself.

7

Any references must be included in the body of the text using names and journal references only but not the title. Only include references if direct reference is made to it in text of abstract. References list at the end may be removed.

8

Abbreviations must only be used if defined immediately after the full word or phrase is used for the first time.

9

It is very important that numerical data and statistical analysis (as appropriate) are presented in the abstract. Statements such as “findings will be discussed” or “data will be presented” are not appropriate, and will probably result in return or rejection of the abstract.

10

Multiple abstracts from the same overall study are welcome but need to be sufficiently different to justify multiple oral presentations.

11

It is unlikely that case reports will be accepted. Literature Reviews may be accepted if it is a rigorous systematic review, i.e. there is a clear description of the literature search methods, criteria for inclusion and exclusion of articles and evidence of critical appraisal of the literature.

12

Abstracts are published in the Australasian Journal of Ageing so a minimum standard is required. Therefore:

  • Submitted abstracts not following the rules for formatting, including length and font, are likely to be rejected. Please refer to the Abstract Template which can be downloaded from the website as a guideline for your submission.
  • Abstracts in which the argument cannot be followed will be rejected.
  • Abstracts which give very little or no data will be rejected

13

The ANZSGM Scientific and Research Subcommittee will judge all abstracts. The highest ranking abstracts will be selected for oral presentations (unless otherwise requested), the rest will be offered poster presentations and the lowest ranking abstracts rejected. Abstracts by Advanced Trainees will be ranked separately. Abstracts will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Novelty
  • Scientific Validity
  • General Interest
  • Quality of Abstract Presentation

14

All presenters of accepted abstracts will be expected to pay the Conference registration fee.

15

Authors will be notified of the results in the week commencing 10 March 2014.

 

Guidelines for Presentation

Presenters are additionally encouraged to keep the introductions/background/literature review relatively brief, in relation to the study or other new material being presented. It is recommended that introductions include reasons as to why the study being presented was undertaken, especially when it is similar to previous studies undertaken. This may be particularly important for Advanced Trainees, presenting audits.

 

Prizes

The following prizes will be awarded on the recommendation of the judging panel, and are only open to current and fully paid members of the ANZSGM.

R M Gibson Prize (Must be a member) $1500
For the best presentation of a scientific paper by an Advanced Trainee and completed while training under the Geriatric Medicine STC or SAC.

Poster Prize (Does not have to be a member) $1000
For the best poster

ANZSGM Career Investigator Award (Must be a member) $1500
For the best presentation of a scientific paper by Consultant Geriatrician who obtained FRACP 5 or less years ago.

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Contact
Organising Agency

Concept Event Management
Postal: PO Box 1179
Crows Nest NSW 1585, Australia

Telephone: +61 2 9436 0232

Fax: +61 2 9436 4462
Email: anzsgm2014@conceptevents.com.au 
Website: www.conceptevents.com.au

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