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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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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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Call for Abstracts - Continence

Call for Abstracts for the BGS Continence Care in Older People to be held in Manchester in September 2018. The submissions facility closes at 17:00 on 1 August.

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BGS Vacancies: Senior Officer Posts

The BGS is now inviting expressions of interest for the posts of Deputy Honorary Secretary and BGS Vice President: Workforce. Closing date: midnight, 30 September 2018.   

Falls and Postural Stability

This annual BGS event, being held on 14 September in Leeds is widely recognised as the leading meeting in the UK for clinicians working in the field of falls and mobility medicine. 

Spring 2018: Powerpoint files now available

The powerpoint files supporting presentations at the BGS 2018 Spring Meeting are now available for download. We publish only those files which have been authorised for publication by the authors. The files are published in secured pdf format to obviate plagiarism as far as this is possible. (updated 25 Apr 2018).

Guest Lecture:

John Gladman: The meaning of life expectancy


Linda Clare: Cognitive rehabilitation for people living with dementia: a practical framework for enablement

Reinhard Guss: Cognitive reserve and resilience: clinical psychologists in dementia assessment and treatment services

Adrian Treloar: Living well and spirituality in dementia

Louise Allan: Developing an intervention for fall related injuries in dementia



David Werring: Anticoagulation in the oldest old (Added 4 May 2018)


Suzanne Beeke: Better conversations with aphasia after stroke

Laura Edwards: MDT management of post-stroke spasticity

Claire Howard: Post stroke visual impairment

John Potter: Strokes, falls, forgetfulness and frailty - managing the very elderly hypertensive

Tony Rudd: Driving service change in stroke

Peter Sandercock: Thrombolysis for the older stroke patient: steering between a rock and a hard place

Caroline Watkins: Head position in stroke trial (HeadPoST): what have we learnt? 


Richard Curry: A framework for setting up a tracking service


David Black: The shape of training and the new internal and geriatric medicine curricula

Nicholas Evans: Training the next generation of stroke physicians


Other Medical Conditions:

Alison Hopkins: Reducing harm in leg ulcer management: how to improve outcomes for patients and the health economy (added 4 May 2018)

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