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NEW!  Inaugural Dr Michael Hyland prize commemorates a founding Chair (1979) of the ISPGM and consultant geriatrician in St Finbarr’s Hospital and Cork University Hospital.  It will be awarded annually to medical students (under and postgraduate) in Irish universities for the submission of an essay on a subject pertinent to older people or ageing and related conditions from a medical, biological or sociological point of view. This will be an annual open competition with the topic being selected by the ISPGM committee in advance and submissions welcomed by January 17th of each year. Volunteer adjudicators will be sought to judge the submissions with the winners announced in May of each year. The award will comprise a medal (first placed student) and prize money of €850 will be divided among first (€500), second (€250) and third (€100) placed students.  –

The title for the inaugural competition is “Lifting of restrictions – The challenges of improving care for older people in Ireland as the COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase

The competition is open to all years of undergraduate & postgraduate degree programmes in Medicine in Ireland. The format is a 2000 (maximum) word essay including a 100 word summary with max 20 references (Vancouver style): font – Times New Roman 12 point font, 1.5 line spacing without images. Submit essay by email to with “2022 Dr Michael Hyland Essay Prize” in the subject line by midnight, 17th January 2022.

11-13 Oct 2021: EuGMS 2021 Conference, Athens

10-14 Nov 2021: Gerontological Society of America, Phoenix, Arizona: now an online meeting

18 Nov 2021: Irish Gerontological Society 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting

24-26 Nov 2021: British Geriatrics Society 2021 Autumn Meeting, Online

6-8 April 2022: British Geriatrics Society 2022 Spring Meeting, Manchester: abstract submission 1 Nov – 1 Dec 2021

7-9 April 2022: Canadian Geriatrics Society 2022 Meeting, Toronto

11-14 May 2022: American Geriatrics Society 2022 Conference – abstract submissions close 1 Dec 2021

12-16 June 2022: IAGG World, Buenos Aires, Argentina