2024 Scotland Spring Meeting

26 April 2024
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of live CPD credit (expires 26 May 2024) and 6 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 26 April 2024) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
This event is a local forum covering the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. This meeting will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people and is open to attendees from near and far.

Flexible attendance options & registration fees for 2024: In person or online

There is no difference in registration fees for in person and online meeting attendance. The registration fee provides access to the conference or online platform for the days you are registered. On demand viewing post event will be limited to the days for which you have registered and paid.

There is a flexible transfer from in person to online attendance as clinical service and life balance require. Please check our FAQs first for any queries you may have about attendance or on demand watching.

Call for abstracts Closed:

The closing date was  5pm Friday, 1 March 2024. Results will be communicated shortly to the submitters.

Who should attend:

  • Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  • Medics and Healthcare professionals training in related specialties
  • GPs with an Extended Role in Older People and GP trainees
  • Nurses and allied health professionals
  • Advanced and Specialist practitioner
  • Consultant Practitioners/Consultant Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Associates
  • Internal Medicine Trainees  (especially those considering a career in geriatric medicine)
  • Medical, Nursing, Allied Health professional students
  • Researchers into Ageing and Age-Related Conditions

Why participate:

  • Understand more on the key areas & challenges faced in geriatric medicine  
  • Hear focused presentations on core areas of the geriatric medicine
  • Present the latest scientific research to British Geriatrics Society members and elected officers
  • Attend small group workshop sessions
  • Network & socialise with other healthcare professionals
So why not join us in Spring... we look forward to seeing you.

Event Details:

Cost to attend
All fees inclusive of VAT.
There is no cost difference between in person or online
BGS Member Non-Member
Fee Fee
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions £60 £120
Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers) £30 £60
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £15 £30
Corporate Representatives   £120
Card payments only. We don't accept PO or invoice payments.

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 26 February 2024.

Your organization can register attendees and pay the registration fee by card only they hold on your behalf (A Proxy registration). There isn’t an option for invoice payment for our virtual and hybrid  conferences. The steps for a proxy registration are outlined on https://www.bgs.org.uk/hybrid-event-participants.

CPD and Post Event Access

We understand that you may not be able to tune-in to a live-streamed event or webinar as a result of clinical pressures. Therefore, if you view an archived version of a Federation-approved live-streamed event or live webinar within four weeks of it being broadcast you can still claim it as an approved external CPD course. BGS won't send certificates if you watch post event.

The live CPD codes will be found in the RCP diary.

After 4 weeks post-broadcast date
This will be classed by the RCP as distance learning and will be assigned a distance learning code and can be added to the diary as usual distance learning activities would be. 

  • As long as you are registered you can access the event live, or for up to 12 months post-broadcast via the platform 
  • The videos are instantly available
  • You can rewatch content for 12 months if you can’t join them all live.  
  • The RCP will allow you to claim CPD for up to 12 months after the delivery of a meeting where the archives are accessible.
  • If you watch you will need to record this in your CPD diary using the event code and hours but we won’t send a certificate for people who only watch post event. 
  • Further information about CPD can be found here https://www.federationcpd.org/covid-19.

Distance Learning

For the 2022/23 CPD year there will be no limit to the number of external credits that can be claimed for distance learning. In addition to the maximum of 10 approved distance learning credits you may add under the ‘Add Approved Entry’ tab, you may also add unlisted distance learning under the ‘Add Self-Certified Entry’ tab under the ‘Distance Learning’ sub-section. You will need to add them as an ‘External Self-Certified Distance Learning, Clinical or Non-Clinical’. Reading articles in online journals and e-libraries that are not approved should still be recorded as personal self-certified distance learning. Online mandatory training required by your employer should still be recorded as internal CPD.

The John McIntyre Conference Centre

The John McIntyre Conference Centre (JMCC) is located in the vibrant Southside of Edinburgh, in the heart of the Pollock Estate,  on the edge of Holyrood Park and at the foot of Edinburgh’s iconic extinct volcano, Arthur’s Seat. It is easily accessible on foot or by public transport from the city centre and also has onsite carparking. Please visit the Venue website for more information.


BGS have identified some hotels with availability during the dates of the 2024 Scotland Spring Meeting - many hotels are busy and you are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here to see available options and rates

Other sites and booking directly with the hotels may be cheaper - please do shop around.

BGS members can find preferential rates at Hotels by Hilton by following the details below.

  1. Go to www.hilton.com
  2. Enter Where to? destination and When? Check-in and Check-out dates
  3. Click on Special Rates
  4. Within the pop-up, under Corporate Account, enter 113011292. Click Done
  5. Click on Find a Hotel, select a hotel from the search results
  • Session overview

    Session 1 09.30 -11.00

    Session 1
    Novel Treatments and Updates in Core Competencies

    Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Session 2
    Non medical roles in Services for older people living with frailty

    Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Session 3
    Spirituality in older people living with Dementia

    Session 4 15.30 - 16.30

    Session 4
    Education and Training and Platform presentations