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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.

Book of Abstracts (final at 16:35, 15 November)

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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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Vacancy - Director of Business Support

The BGS wishes to recruit a fully UK-qualified Accountant with substantial post-qualification experience for this senior management position, which may be filled full-time or part-time.

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Falls and Syncope, 1-3/3/18. St James's Hospital, Dublin

This three-day international training event is led by national and international experts in syncope and related disorders. The prominent speakers and sessions have been chosen to reduce gaps in training and to address areas of increasing concern for healthcare practitioners, including: diagnostic tools and risk assessment for syncope and related disorders, atrial fibrillation and other arrhythmias, epilepsy/SUDEP, dizziness and vestibular assessment, movement disorders and more.

Visiting Experts:
Professor Bob Sheldon, Consultant in Electrophysiology, University of Calgary, Canada.
Professor Gert Van Dijk, Clinical Neurologist, Leiden University, Netherlands.
Professor Richard Sutton, Emeritus Professor, Cardiology, Imperial College London, United Kingdom.
Ms Jayne Mudd, Nurse Consultant in Cardiac Rhythm Management, South Tees Hospital, NHS Trust.
Professor Wouter Wieling, Syncope Unit Founder, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Dr Roman Romero-Ortuno, Consultant in Care of the Eldery, Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Dr Michael Norton, Consultant in Falls and Syncope, Newcastle Hospital, United Kingdom.
Dr Claire Louise Murphy, Consultant Rheumatologist, University College London, United Kingdom.

Course Coordinators:
Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Clinical Director, Falls and Syncope Unit, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
Dr. Conal Cunningham, Clinical Director, Medicine for the Elderly, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin
This course is designed for healthcare professionals with an interest in syncope and related disorders, including physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals in acute and community settings (e.g. emergency departments; acute medical admission units; cardiology, neurology and medical gerontology units; nursing homes; and general practices). Participants will meet with experts and gain knowledge through case studies, discussions of up-to-date research, ECG traces, and practical training sessions in the Falls and Syncope Unit at St. James’s Hospital. Participants will experience current best practice in the diagnoses and management of syncope and related disorders through multimodal teaching delivered by world experts.

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