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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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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the BGS 2018 Spring Meeting to be held in Nottingham, 11-13 April 2018. The submissions facility closes at 17:00 on 10 January.

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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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Calling BGS members!

Your annual membership renewal email will be sent to you by 8 December from . This contains a personalised email link for you to renew your membership for 2018. Please note we will not be sending letters this year. If you cannot find this email, or have not received it by the 8 December please call the BGS office on 0207 608 1369 or email Alma Johnson

Autumn Meeting 2017 Powerpoints

What works, for whom and in what circumstances - insights from the Optimal Study The powerpoint files supporting presentations at the BGS Autumn 2017 meeting will be published if and when authority has been obtained from presenters to publish. They will be published in secured pdf format and will be added to gradually, as permission is given to post onto the website. (updated 4 December 2017)

Care Homes

Wilco Achterberg: Innovation and emerging practice in elderly care medicine in the Netherlands

Anita Astle: Training a care home workforce fit for purposes, perspectives from a care home manager

Sharon Blackburn: What people living in care homes need from healthcare providers

Louise Butler: Haelo and Salford Care Homes

Iain Carpenter: The International Resident Assessment Instrument

Jo Hockley: The teaching/research-based care home - can it be a reality?

William Roberts: Enhanced health in care homes: progress and learning

Jos M G A Schols: Long-term (institutional) care in the Netherlands and the role of elderly care physicians; the story so far


Tommy Whitelaw: Dementia Care - you can make a difference

Frailty and Fitness

Claire Steves: The Frailty Problem

Pippa Colins and Melody Chawner: Managing common movement problems in older people with frailty: putting the sarcopenia evidence base into practice

Andy Clegg: Exercise in frailty: what is the evidence?

Claire Goodman: What works, for whom and in what circumstances - insights from the Optimal Study

Vicky Johnston and Janet Thomas: Exercise for recovery and rehabilitation

Stephen Lim: Exercise during periods of decompensation

Denis Martin: Physiotherapy and exercise (uploaded 1 Dec)

Jamie McPhee: Exercise in sarcopenia: what's the evidence?

Louise Poynter: Older people with cognitive impairment and exercise - practical strategies for success!

Dawn Skelton: Physical activity interventions for older people living with frailty: opportunities and challenges

Miles Witham and Rachael Colclough: Mixing it up - exercise for multiple syndromes

Movement Disorders and Parkinsonism

Paul Worth: Movers and shakers: if it's not Parkinson's, what might it be?


Neil Kirby: Benefits of Electronic Prescribing

Other medical presentations

Mark Davies: Care of the elderly foot

Jonathan Knowles: Possums, Apaches and Pow Wows

Nick Maskell: 'The wet lung' - Pleural effusions

Terry Quinn: Managing subclinical hypothyroidism in older adults

Romke van Balen: Geriatric Rehabilitation

The Fringe

Exploring Pyjama Paralysis using LEGO Serious Play (uploaded 4 Dec)

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