UAB Integrated Aging Research Symposium

Sponsored by:

UABAlzheimer's Disease Cntr; Comprehnsive Cntr for Healthy Aging; Evelyn McKnight Brain Inst; Nathan Shock Center.

“From Chromosomes to Communities: Integrating Aging Research”

UAB Alumni House October 9-10, 2019


Plenary Speaker:

Richard J. Hodes, MD, Director, National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Keynote Speakers:

  • Darren Baker, Ph.D., M.S. — Mayo Clinic
  • Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D. — University of North Carolina
  • Luigi Ferrucci, Ph.D. — National Institute on Aging
  • Costantino Iadecola, M.D. — Weill Cornell Medicine

Panel Invited Speakers -NIH/NIA Division Directors:

  • John Haaga, Ph.D. — Behavioral and Social Research
  • Evan Hadley, M.D. — Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology
  • Eliezer Masliah, M.D., Ph.D. — Neuroscience
  • Felipe Sierra, Ph.D. — Aging Biology

Excellent lineup of UAB invited speakers

Trainee Participation:

  • Poster Session and Selected Data Blitz talks

Abstract Submission and Registration:

Abstract Deadline & Application Instructions:

Interested in presenting research at the symposium? Submit your abstract by September 6. Selected abstracts will be chosen and applicants notified by September 20.


Attendees can register with or without submitting an abstract.

Register for the UAB Integrated Aging Research Symposium

If you are submitting an abstract along with your registration, choose “yes” in the box “Abstract submission”.

Abstract Formatting Instructions:

Please submit a complete abstract summarizing your study. It should be concise synopsis of the problem, methods, results, and conclusions of your study. All accepted abstracts will have a poster presentation. Some of these will be selected for Data Blitz talks. Graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to apply.

+ Abstract Format

Abstracts should be submitted as a Word document. Please do not include tables, figures or diagrams with your abstract. Use the following format:

  • Abstracts must be no more than 300 words excluding title, authors, and affiliations.
  • Use a standard 11-point font Arial, single spaced.
  • All margins should be 1 inch.
  • Put the title in bold font.
  • Add an extra line space between title and authors and authors and institutions.
  • Add an extra line space between institutions and body of text.
  • Title, authors, and institutions should be formatted.
  • Do not include any citations in the abstract.

+ Poster Format

If your abstract is chosen for the poster competition, please make your poster no larger than 36 inches high by 48 inches wide. All supplies to hang posters will be provided at the conference during registration, along with additional specifics regarding poster set-up times.

+ Deadline

Abstracts must be submitted September 6. Selected abstracts will be chosen and applicants notified by September 20.

+ Submit Abstract

Submit your abstract through the symposium registration form.