Center for Social Gerontology Conference


Fifth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference

Conference Dates: October 16, 2020
Conference Location: Russell Union, Statesboro, Ga.
Submission Deadline: April 17, 2020

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3. Fill in the proposal form and click on Submit.

Conference Theme 2020: Vision of Healthy Aging

The Center for Social Gerontology at Georgia Southern University is now accepting abstracts for the Fifth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference. Community professionals, faculty, and students are encouraged to apply. The theme for this year’s conference is “Vision of Healthy Aging” The proposal submission form will ask presenters to indicate what format is ideal for their presentation. There are two presentation formats you may select from: workshops and posters.

Please note that all presenters are expected to register and pay for the conference. If you have students who are presenting, there are a limited number of student scholarships available.

Proposals are being accepted for the following two presentation formats:

A. Workshop

A workshop is a 50 minute presentation where a single presenter or group of presenters will share information on an aging related topic related to the overall theme of the conference, "Vision of Healthy Aging” Workshops should offer insight, practice or instruction for professionals preparing to or currently working with the older adult populations and/or their caregivers. Workshop can be on original research or applied practice related to the older adult population and it is encouraged that they incorporate an interactive component. Workshops will conclude with a brief question and answer session..

B. Poster

Poster sessions consist of an exhibit of visual materials that the presenter attends for one hour. The poster should display original research or applicable knowledge or skills for professionals preparing to or currently working with the older adult populations and/or their caregivers. Works in progress and preliminary findings will also be considered. Presenters will discuss their projects and results with interested parties.

For more information about the Fifth Annual Center for Social Gerontology Community Conference, please contact Dr. Adrienne Cohen at or call 912-478-5012.

Please submit your materials by e-mail to and they will post within three business days.

E-mail Presentation Materials

Why Submit Your Presentation? More exposure for your work! Presentations are searchable through Google, and you will receive reports showing how many people have downloaded your presentation. You can also apply a Creative Commons License to your presentation, which controls how people can use your presentation materials.

What can you upload? PowerPoint Slides, papers, handouts, video, audio, and any other documents you used during your presentation.

Need Help? Email for help on submitting proposals and presentations. If you have questions about the conference (ex. registration), please visit the Conference Homepage for further information including contact numbers and emails.

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