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About the BGS

The British Geriatrics Society is the professional body of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and other professionals concerned with the health care of older people in the United Kingdom.

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Vacancy: BGS Officers


The BGS is inviting expressions of interest from BGS members to fill the vacancies of Deputy Media Digital Media Editor (deadline for applications Friday 6 April, midnight) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (deadline for applications, Friday, 20 April, midnight). For background and person specifications, click the link of the position which interests you (downloadable in pdf format).

2018 Spring Meeting

Registration now open

Abstract submissions: Research abstracts are automatically accepted. Clinical Quality abstracts are adjudicated. Results available here on 5 March

Clinical Excellence Awards 2018

The next round of clinical excellence awards opens on the 13 February 2018.

All candidates seeking the support of the BGS are asked to complete the appropriate form(s) and submit these to the Society by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 6 March 2018. This is a finite deadline and we will be unable to accept forms after this date.

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Research and Academic Development Committee

The Research and Academic Development (RADC) Committee has overall guardianship of the Society's grants, prizes and fellowships. With the exception of the Nurse's and Therapist's study grants, the medical student's vacation grant and the Young Doctor's Education Grant (governed through the Education & Training Committee), the A&R provides the adjudicators for all the other grants.

The RADC also oversees academic and research related published work, including adjudicating abstracts submitted for BGS Scientific meetings, assessing the presentations at the meetings for publication as an abstract supplement in the Age & Ageing journal.

The RADC has organisational responsibility for the Society's scientific programme at the BGS Scientific meetings for supporting researchers and for raising the profile of academic medicine.

The RADC is the primary liaison link with all the Society's special interest groups and the Society's involvement in clinical/academic consultations (NICE).


Chairman and Vice President for Academic Affairs: Gordon Wilcock
Deputy Chairman: Peter Passmore
Secretary: Joanna Gough

Other Committee members (as at 2014):

Frazer Anderson
Stephen Parry
Nigel Beckett
Alasdair Maclullich
Neil Pendleton
Alice Ong
Mujtaba Hasan

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