Call for Abstracts

Present Your Research or Case Report.

The IASRG is accepting the submission of scientific abstracts including case reports and symposia for consideration and possible presentation at Aging and Sleep 2020, which will be held virtually on November 9-12. Symposia and abstracts can report on basic, translational, and clinical science research; epidemiologic, social, behavioral, and psychosocial investigations or educational and quality improvement projects.


Abstracts will be accepted for video presentations. 

Video presentations involve a 15-minute presentation and 5 minute Q&A. Further information and instructions will be provided in advance of the meeting. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to assign abstracts that are not selected for a video presentation to be featured in an abstract book, published on ScholarlyCommons.

To submit an abstract of investigative work, carefully review all abstract submission information noted below.

Abstracts will only be accepted by e-mail. Send one copy to Ruwanthi Perera at

  1. Faxed abstracts are not acceptable.
  2. The last date of submission for abstracts is November 6th, 2020.
  3. The font size should be at least 11-point and Arial font should be used where practicable. All text should be black font and margins should be set to 0.5 inches. 
  4. Titles should be printed in bold with first letters of words in capitals.
  5. Author’s names should be in capitals. Place an asterisk (*) next to the names of the presenting author. Please omit titles and degrees.
  6. Abstracts must conform to the following outline: A. Title B. Authors and Institutions C. Introduction D. Methods E. Results F. Conclusion G. Support (optional) H. References (we recommend following the NIH format and including the PMCID)
  7. The abstract should be as informative as possible, phrases such as “the results will be presented and discussed” will not be accepted.
  8. The title should not contain more than 70 characters, including spaces.
  9. The abstract body (including the introduction, methods, results and conclusion) is limited to 500 words and a maximum of two pages in portrait orientation. You may have up to 4 tables or figures included in your abstract. Abstracts should be submitted as PDFs.
  10. Brand names may not be used in abstract titles and are limited to one reference within the body.
  11. There can be no more than ten (10) authors per abstract.
  12. Each author must agree to the copyright assignment statement.
  13. One of the three categories must be selected and written on the final page of the abstract: clinical, translational, and basic. 

Incomplete submissions and submissions not following guidelines will NOT be accepted.


  • The short talks will be 5 minute long abstract presentations.

  • The presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded prior to the conference.

    • The submission deadline for the pre-recorded presentations is November 8th, 2020.

    • Prior to being uploaded to the official site, presentations will be reviewed by an organizing committee member.

  • The organizing committee reserves the right to request revisions to oral presentations.

  • Attendees of the conference will be invited to view the short talks and comment questions.

    • The presenter will then be able to respond to these questions in Canvas.

  • Attendee questions on Canvas will be moderated.

  • All short talks will be invited for open Q&A during the conference itself.

  • All approved abstracts are invited to post a short talk.