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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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BGS Staff Vacancy

The BGS is inviting applications to fill its vacancy for a Membership Administrator. Interviews will be held on 29 March. The closing date for applications is 19th March. Click here for details.

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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