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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.

Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Disease, 26-28/3/2018, Oxford

BRS Clinical Training Course: Osteoporosis and Other Metabolic Bone Diseases
26-28 March 2018
Merton College, Oxford, UK

Programme Chairs:
Tash Masud (Nottingham, UK)
Jon Tobias (Bristol, UK)

CPD will be applied for through the Royal College of Physicians


This three-day residential training course aims to provide clinicians working in medical specialties such as rheumatology, endocrinology, care of the elderly, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine and clinical chemistry with the knowledge and understanding to manage patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. The course focus is on practical issues relating to patient management and is strongly recommended for anyone who treats patients with these disorders. A stimulating interactive format will be employed combining lectures, panel discussions, debates and workshops. The course is suitable for clinicians of different levels of expertise, including doctors in specialist training, consultants, GPs and specialist nurses.

Some comments from those who attended the previous course:

“Fantastic course, probably the best I have ever been on”
“Brilliant course set at the right level, knowledgeable speakers, will definitely recommend it”
“Excellent, relevant course – I have already started recommending it to my peers”
“I am really impressed by the speakers, very good learning environment, excellent organisation of the course events”
“Very useful, inspiring course … represented great value for money in terms of both quality and quantity of teaching … I will certainly be recommending this course”
Endorsed by:
British Geriatrics Society
International Osteoporosis Foundation
Orthopaedic Research UK
Paget’s Association

Supported by:
British Society for Rheumatology
National Osteoporosis Society




The course will be of particular interest to those involved with the management of patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases, including:

Trainees in specialties such as:

Care of the elderly
Respiratory medicine
Clinical chemistry
Nurses and other allied health professionals working in specialist clinics including:

Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases
Care of the elderly
The course will also be of interest to newly appointed consultants working in any of the above fields, as well as anyone who would simply like to update their knowledge.

The Royal College of Physicians will normally approve the course for 15 CPD credits for full attendance.



Both residential and non-residential options are offered. We recommend participants to take the residential option to take advantage of all the networking opportunities the course offers. Previous attendees have found it very useful to share experiences with each other in the evenings and over breakfast (also see below regarding the evening dinners).

Registration fees:

Residential - £495


2 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in single student rooms with private bathrooms at Merton College
Dinner at Merton College on 1st night
Reception and Course Dinner on 2nd night
Lunch and tea/coffee breaks on all 3 days of course
Attendance at all sessions and workshops
All course materials, including downloadable speaker slide sets
Non-residential - £350


Lunch and tea/coffee breaks on all 3 days of course
Attendance at all sessions and workshops
All course materials
College Dinner on 1st night for non-residential participants - £22
Reception and Course Dinner on 2nd night for non-residential participants - £40

For those travelling from further afield there is also an option to book bed and breakfast accommodation at the College on the Sunday night (25 March) at £80. Just select this option on the registration form and it will be automatically added to your booking.

Substitutions may be made until Friday 9 February 2018 by informing Janet Crompton.

Cancellations may be made until Friday 9 February 2018 less a 10% administration charge. We regret that there will not be any refunds for cancellations made after this date.


Website for programme and registration

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