Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract by September 26, 2022 for non-members, September 30, 2022 for ISTAART members.

The Dementia and Brain Aging in Low And Middle Income Countries will be hosted on December 6 - 9 in Nairobi, Kenya. Share your latest findings in a wide variety of topic areas, including:

  • Vascular Dementia and Strokes
  • Movement Disorders and Dementia
  • Language and Aphasia
  • Genetic Factors
  • Modifiable Risk Factors: Observational Studies
  • Modifiable Risk Factors: Interventional Studies
  • HIV and Dementia
  • Biomarkers
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Dementia Care and Policy
  • Other

Submissions will be considered for a poster presentation, as well as a special opportunity to deliver a Lightning Session — a short presentation designed to give the audience a snapshot of your work. Each session is five minutes or less.

Abstracts are due September 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET for non-members, September 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET for ISTAART members.

Important Dates

<< Important Dates >>

Date Event
August 8, 2022 Submission site opens
September 26, 2022 Abstract submission site closes (general deadline)
September 30, 2022 Abstract submission site closes (extended ISTAART member deadline)
October 30, 2022 Abstract notifications sent via email
December 06 - 09, 2022 Dementia and Brain Aging in Low And Middle Income Countries

Prepare for your submission(s)

<< What to prepare for your submission(s) >>

Submission:

  1. Choose the Theme
  2. Abstract Title (English Only)
  3. Abstract Description (English Only)
    The following headers are required:
    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

    All four sections combined cannot exceed 350 words. Verify the word count prior to entry.

    References must be included in the abstract body. Files submitted during submission listing references will not appear in the published version of the abstract.

  4. Files for Tables and Figures cannot be uploaded in the body of the abstract but can be added as a separate file(s). Acceptable formats: .jpeg, .gif, or .png)
    1. If you plan to upload tables or figures to supplement your abstract, save them in advance as JPG, PNG, or GIF files.
    2. Save one figure, chart or table per file. Do not add multiple images to one file or they may not appear in the published version of the abstract.
    3. Up to 6 files may be uploaded.
    4. Word, Excel, and PDF files are not accepted.
    5. Text only files will be excluded from the published version of the abstract.
  5. Author Information (collect the information below in advance)
PRESENTING AUTHOR:
  • Full Name
  • E-mail Address
  • Institution/Organization
  • City, State/Province, Country, Zip/Postal Code
  • Phone Number
CO-AUTHOR(S):

(if applicable; submitter is required to submit this information)

  • Full Name
  • Degree(s)
  • Institution/Organization
  • E-mail Address
  • City, State/Province, Country

Frequently Asked Questions

<< Frequently Asked Questions >>

What do I need to prepare for my submission?

Click here to view a detailed list. 

What are the themes and topics?
  • Vascular Dementia and Strokes
  • Movement Disorders and Dementia
  • Language and Aphasia
  • Genetic Factors
  • Modifiable Risk Factors: Observational Studies
  • Modifiable Risk Factors: Interventional Studies
  • HIV and Dementia
  • Biomarkers
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Dementia Care and Policy
  • Other

Do I need to register?

Yes. The registration link will be sent to presenters.

What is the age requirement for presenting authors?

Presenting authors must be 18 years of age at the time of the conference (December 6-9, 2022).

What are the poster requirements?

All poster presenters are required to upload a digit poster to the virtual platform. The Poster requirements and upload details will be provided to invited presenters by the end of July. 

Am I allowed to submit abstracts that have been previously presented?

If you are interested in having the research you present at Dementia and Brain Ageing in LMIC eligible for inclusion in Dementia and Brain Ageing in LMIC news releases and news conferences, it must not be published (online or hard copy) or presented, in whole or in part, in any manner, previous to presentation at Dementia and Brain Ageing in LMIC.

How do I make edits to an abstract in "submitted" status?

You may make edits to your submitted proposal through the submission deadline. Access your in-progress or submitted proposal by logging in (top right corner of this screen). It is your responsibility to confirm that your abstract is correctly submitted and is received by the submission deadline. Send an email to abstracts@alz.org if changes are required after the submission deadline (changes are approved on a case-by-case basis).

When will I be notified if my abstract has been accepted?

Notifications of acceptance/denial of abstract submissions will be sent by October 30, 2022.

Does the Alzheimer's Association own accepted abstracts?

Accepted abstracts become the property of the Alzheimer's Association. Ownership of submitted abstracts not accepted for presentation reverts to the author.

If my abstract is accepted, will it be used by the Association for sales or marketing purposes?

The Alzheimer's Association reserves the right to provide abstracts to conference registrants and the public via online modalities, a mobile application, and any other modalities they wish. In those formats, the abstracts become the property of the Association, along with the PowerPoint slides or handout material.

If I need to retract my abstract submission, what is the deadline?

You can retract your abstract submission at any time. Depending on our publication deadlines, we may be unable to remove your abstract from print materials and publications. To retract an accepted abstract, you must email abstracts@alz.org and confirm a response.

If my abstract is accepted, how do I make an author change or withdraw my abstract?

If the identified presenting author becomes unable to present, a co-author may present. Notification of the change must be submitted in writing to abstracts@alz.org. If none of the authors on the abstracts can present, a request must be submitted in writing to abstracts@alz.org to withdraw the abstract. Depending on deadlines, we may be unable to remove your abstracts from print materials and publications.

Questions & Technical Support

<< Questions & Technical Support >>

Topic Email Phone
General conference and abstract questions abstracts@alz.org +1.312.335.5897
Hours: 9am - 5pm Central Time, Monday-Friday
Technical Support (log in issues, technical entry issues) Tech Support 1.401.334.0220
Hours: 8:30am - 6pm Eastern Time, Monday-Friday
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