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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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BGS Autumn Meeting

Register for the BGS Autumn Meeting to be held in London, 22 - 24 November.

Abstract adjudication results:
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Forgotten your reference number? Click here for a pdf of all results



Age & Ageing Journal

Age and Ageing  is the British Geriatrics Society’s international scientific journal. It publishes refereed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology.

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Abstract 1000 - 1009

The abstracts of work submitted for the BGS Autumn 2017 meeting in London have now been adjudicated. Under the new system, all scientific research abstracts were accepted. The clinical effectiveness abstracts were adjudicated and some will have been rejected, although not as many as in the past.

You will need your original reference number which was given to you when you first submitted your abstract in order to find it here.

For those of you who did not have your abstract accepted on this occasion, please do not be discouraged. 

If you have been accepted, please download your confirmation form which must be completed and returned to the BGS office by 6th November 2017 at the latest. You will also need to register as a delegate for the meeting in the usual way (click here).

All queries to Ms Joanna Gough ()

Alternative links to the CONFIRMATION forms

Click here for poster confirmation forms

Click here for platform presentation confirmation forms

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1000

Title of Abstract: Keep Calm and Discharge Smoothly: A QIP improving efficiency in discharge of older adults from an acute senior health ward.

Principal Contact: David J Allcock

Adjudication Result:  Poster

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1001

Title of Abstract: Prevalence and overlap of vasovagal syndrome, carotid sinus syndrome and orthostatic hypotension diagnosed by tilt table testing in older people

Principal Contact: Zin Lwin

Adjudication Result:  Poster

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1002

Title of Abstract: A comparison of two cohorts of elderly trauma patients - Peri-prosthetic fractures and neck of femur fractures - are they similar?

Principal Contact: Dr Jonathan Dutton

Adjudication Result:  Poster

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1003


Adjudication Result:  Not accepted

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1004

Title of Abstract: Appropriate Anticoagulation in Older Adults with Atrial Fibrillation

Principal Contact: Manpreet Dhillon

Adjudication Result:  Poster

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1005

Title of Abstract: A competency based delivery of an acute frailty intervention

Adjudication Result:  Not accepted

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1006

Title of Abstract: Can doctors identify older patients at risk of medication-related harm at hospital discharge? 

Principal Contact: Nikesh Parekh

Adjudication Result:  Poster

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1007

Title of Abstract: Development of a Recreational Coordinator Role within the Elderly Care Department

Adjudication Result:  Not accepted

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1008

Title of Abstract: Incidence and cost of medication-related harm in older adults following hospital discharge in the UK: Results from the PRIME study

Principal Contact: Nikesh Parekh

Adjudication Result:  Poster

Old Abstract Reference Number:AM-1009

Title of Abstract: Improving the quality of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) documentation in discharge summaries in the Health and Ageing Unit. Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill Site, London.

Principal Contact: Mariaelena Giudici

Adjudication Result:  Poster

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