The AAG Scientific Conference Committee invite submissions of abstracts for presentation at the 56th AAG Conference.

We welcome abstracts from anyone with an interest in ageing, including researchers, educators, aged care and health practitioners, policy makers, students, consumer advocates and other experts who are interested in better understanding the nature of ageing, and improving the lives of older people.

In addition to reports of empirical research findings, submissions presenting ideas, critical reflections or case studies from practice, policy or the lived experienced are also welcomed.

The conference theme: “Reimaging Ageing: Diving into an Ocean of Possibilities”, invites us all to question and redefine how we think and work, to open up new ways of approaching the challenges and possibilities of an ageing world. It invites us to explore how we can work differently to improve the experience of ageing through connecting research, policy and practice.  

All Thinktank, symposium, oral and poster presentation submissions should include how the presentation connects with the conference theme  and what participants will learn or gain from the presentation.

The six themes are:
1 - Arts, design, innovation & technology
2 - Climate, environment and food
3 - Health and Medical
4 - Policy, advocacy, planning & change
5 - Service delivery, workforce & reform
6 - Social Engagement & Wellness


Step 1
Click below to download abstract submission guideline document (PDF) Read carefully to ensure you are familiar with the abstract categories and requirements.
Step 2
Prior to accessing submission form, please ensure you have available:
1. Abstract title
2. Abstract text
3. All details of authors and affiliations
4. Biography (paragraph format, written in third person)
5. Symposium submissions - the title of your symposium and the convenors name
6. Art Exhibition submission - PDF of your submission (including biography, project title, overview and conceptual visuals / description)
Step 3
Please click on the relevant abstract category below to commence the submission process. Each category has a different form, please ensure you select the correct one.
You will be asked to create an account, you can use the same account details to submit / log in different abstract categories as required .

Notification of Acceptance
The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

The presenting author will be required to register for the conference to ensure their abstract is included in the final Program.
The deadline for presenting author registration is 30 July 2023.

Submissions will be “blinded” to the reviewers. Reviewers will not be able to see the authors or affiliations. Submitters must not assume that there will be knowledge of the previous work of a group or strength of a research group or researcher.

Key Dates
Call for Abstracts Closed - Friday 12 May 2023
Notification to Authors - Friday 16 June 2023