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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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May 2018 Newsletter

The May issue of the BGS newsletter is available:

Should the BGS change its name?
The new geriatric giants
Normal pressure hydrocephalus: treatment seeks disease?

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 15 June.

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BGS President-Elect Elections 2018

In November, Professor Tahir Masud will succeed Dr Eileen Burns as BGS President. The BGS is opening the ballot to elect the next President-Elect.

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Loneliness in older people

Register for this event on the impact of loneliness on health (13 June in London) 

In memoriam: Sir John Grimley-Evans (1936 – 2018)

It is with regret that the BGS reports that on 26th March 2018, Sir John Grimley-Evans, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Geratology at Oxford University and luminary of geriatric medicine passed away. 

Links to Sir John's reflections on editing the Age and Ageing journal and a short biography on his time as editor of the journal.

The Times has published an obituary, leading on Sir John's medical examination (at the behest of the Home Secretary) of General Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator, to determine whether he was fit enough to be extradited to Spain to stand trial on torture charges. (This report is behind The Times's paywall).


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