Abstract Guideline

Call for Abstracts

Scholars and experts are welcome to submit one abstract each.
Please make sure the abstract has not been published at the time of submission.
Applications from postgraduate students and fellows are especially encouraged.

Abstract regulation and guidelines

With the submission of an abstract to the 11th APRU Population Aging Conference, the submitting author:
  • Accepts responsibility for the accuracy of the submitted abstract.
  • Confirms that all authors are aware of and agree to the content of the abstract and support the data presented.
  • Confirm the abstract derived from paper has not been previously published at the time of submission.
  • Agrees that in the event that the paper is published in advance of the conference, the abstract will be withdrawn from presentation.
  • Gives permission for the abstract, when selected for presentation and/or poster session, to be published on the website of the conference.
  • Confirms that the presenting author will register for the conference by 30 March 2021. Only presenting authors who have completed registration procedures will be included in the program.
  • Understands that only one abstract can be submitted.


Academic staff or students affiliated with universities or research institutes at the time of abstract submission. Applications by postgraduate students/ fellow are encouraged.

Language and modes of presentation

The abstract should be written in Standard English and in an intelligible fashion. The Scientific Committee has the right to reject the abstracts which are presented in Substandard English or may request an immediate revision by the authors.
Authors who believe their manuscript would benefit from professional editing are encouraged to use language – editing and copy – editing services. Obtaining the services is the responsibility of the authors and should be done before the submission of abstract.
Abstract will be accepted for presentation and/or poster session.

Abstract format

In order for an abstract to be considered, the following rules should be observed:
  • Abstract titles should be brief (maximum of 30 words) and reflect the content of the abstract.
  • Commercial names should bot be used in the abstract title.
  • Professional title, institutional affiliations, cities, and countries for each should be stated.
  • Abstract theme must be indicated.
  • Abstract text is required for submission for oral or poster presentation.
  • Abstracts text should be submitted in structured paragraph format organized under the headings:
    1. Purpose
    2. Background
    3. Methods
    4. Results
    5. Conclusion (including research implication and clinical implications)
  • Abstract text should be under 500 words including references.
  • One page slides which contains a figure/ photograph/ tables should be submitted along with the text.
  • A short biography of the presenting author should be submitted separately
  • Do not use I (cap i) or l (ell) for 1 (one), O (capital ) for 0 (zero).
If references are essential, they should be within the text, in the form: Murphy et.al, BJU Unt 2005; 95: 27-30.

Abstract Submission Deadline

Your submission must be received by 31st January 2021

Abstract Selection Process

Abstract will be judged solely on the data submitted. Statements such as “Further data will be presented “are not acceptable and will results in the abstract being rejected.
Abstract will be judged on the following criteria:
  1. Significance and relevance
  2. Theoretical foundation
  3. Innovation
  4. Approach and findings
  5. Implications
  6. Clarity
The Conference Scientific Committee will make the selection of abstract for oral presentation and/or poster session.
APRU Member Universities will be given priority if there are multiple abstracts of comparable levels amongst those submitted.