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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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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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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the BGS 2018 Autumn Meeting to be held in London in November 2018. The submissions facility closes at 17:00 on 29 June (extended from 18th).

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Falls and Postural Stability

This annual BGS event, being held on 14 September in Leeds is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. 

Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Course - Cardiff

This well-established, intensive three-day course is directed at Doctors with interests in or responsibilities for the care of older people. A wide range of topics related to the practice of Geriatric Medicine is covered.  The course is of particular interest to candidates preparing for the Royal College of Physicians’ Diploma in Geriatric Medicine Examination. 

The course is held twice yearly in January and July in Cardiff. 

The next course will be held 4 - 6 July 2018.

A clinical day for those who undertake the three-day course is held on a Saturday in September/October (date confirmed at the course). This day is particularly pertinent to those sitting the Clinical part of the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine exam. Places on the clinical session are sought after and limited to 16, allocated on a first come basis. 

Cost: Three-day course (Wednesday to Friday) - £500.00.

Three-day course plus clinical session - £600.00. 

Closing date for registration for the July course - 29th June 2018.

Application forms and further information available from; Mrs Margaret Webb, Course Secretary, Ward A1 Link, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW.  Tel: 02920743646; Fax: 02920746812. Email;  

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