As part of its strategic aim to a) promote good practice in older people's medical care; b) to encourage high quality research in older people's medical care; and c) to provide a forum for geriatricians and other professionals associated with older people's health care, the British Geriatrics Society holds two 3-day conferences each year. These are usually scheduled in April/May for the Spring Meeting and in October/November for the Autumn Meeting. Each day of the meeting is usually accredited with 6 CME points.
The meetings usually incorporate 2 - 3 sponsored symposia on topics ranging from Parkinson's Disease to Cardiovascular issues.
Programmes (see an archive of previous programmes) for the two conferences cover a wide range of cutting research presentations and clinical updates in areas affecting older people's care. The invited guest speakers are specifically chosen for their expertise in these topics. Attended by 400 - 600 delegates each meeting, abstracts are invited from any health care professional (one doesn't have to be a BGS member to submit an abstract). The online submission system usually opens from 1 November to 1 December for the Spring Meeting and 1 June to 1 July for the Autumn meeting.
The BGS also co-ordinates a number of special interest meetings such as the annual falls and postural stability meeting and the bladder and bowel problems in older people events.
To register for an event, click on the menu of future meetings on the right hand side of this page.
Download previous books of abstracts of work presented at some of the BGS conferences
Information on submitting an abstract for a BGS conference