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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) 

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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