Extended deadline for ACT Symposium abstracts - May 20

May 16, 2019

ACT Symposium call for abstracts and proposals


Overview: This summer, we will hold our 7th annual ACT Symposium, highlighting aging and dementia research from the long-standing Adult Changes in Thought cohort and affiliated studies (PIs Eric Larson and Paul Crane). The theme of this year’s symposium is “Celebrating 25 years of collaborative research on aging and dementia”. The call for abstracts and proposals is now open! For questions, please contact ACT Proposals at KPWA.actproposals@kp.org


ACT Symposium details: August 12-13, 2019 in downtown Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, approximately from 8-4pm each day. All are invited to attend regardless of whether your submission is selected for presentation.


Eligibility: Any junior researcher (defined as assistant professor/equivalent or below – such as lecturers, post-doctoral students, graduate students, or undergraduate students) available to attend the ACT Symposium on both days.


Submission details:


Please submit either an abstract with research results or a proposal with a new study idea that uses ACT study or affiliated data (e.g. data from a different grant that developed out of ACT). All submissions should include the following information:


  • Name of presenter (who must be a junior researcher as defined above)
  • Presenter’s institutional affiliation
  • Names of co-authors/collaborators
  • Title of abstract or proposal
  • In 400 words or less, your abstract or proposal:
    • Abstracts should include standard sections such as a brief Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Abstracts should include actual study results, not simply a statement implying that results are forthcoming.
    • Proposals should include sections for Specific Aims, Background, and Potential Methods. Proposals must leverage the ACT study data in some way.
  • Researchers may wish to use the ACT study Data Query Tool to obtain numbers and information about data availability for new proposals, but this is not required: http://act.kpwashingtonresearch.org/dqt/

Due date: May 20, 2019, 9pm Pacific. Please submit herehttps://actsymposium.wufoo.com/forms/zvoprx0mcoh99/

Selection process: Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee and rated on scientific merit, innovative use of the ACT study data, appropriate methods, and overall quality. Presenters will be notified in mid-June.


If selected: You will be asked to present your abstract or proposal at the ACT Symposium either August 12 or 13. You will receive valuable feedback on your work from a diverse group of faculty and partners with expertise in aging and dementia research. Travel stipends will be awarded to those traveling from outside the Seattle region. In addition, all presenters will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with ACT faculty on the day following the symposium (August 14), to receive additional feedback and mentoring toward development of a full study proposal.


Questions: Please contact ACT Proposals at KPWA.actproposals@kp.org All submissions must be submitted through the following website:https://actsymposium.wufoo.com/forms/zvoprx0mcoh99/


Funding for this conference is made possible, in part by 1R13AG057087-01 from NIA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.