2021 Northern Ireland Autumn Meeting

13.30 - 16.45 21 October 2021
This meeting has applied for 3 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) (Expires 21 November 2021) and 3 CPD Credits of distance learning CPD (Expires 21 October 2022)
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.

Who should attend:

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

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


Chairs: Dr Gerry Sloan (am) and Dr Mark Roberts (pm)
13: 15 - 13:30

Introduction and welcome 
Dr Gerry Sloan - Secretary of National Council 

13:30 – 14:00
AL Amyloidosis - small clone, big problems
Dr David Donaldson - Consultant Haematologist, Belfast City Hospital

14:00 – 14:30
Frailty and renal transplantation
Dr Ruth Fergie - Renal SpR, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

14:30 – 15:00
Case presentation: Living and Dying in 2020
Dr Gail Nicholson – Consultant Geriatrician, Craigavon Hospital

15:00 – 15:20

15:20 – 15:50
Improving frailty care at the front door and beyond
Dr Emily McIntosh - Consultant Geriatrician, Causeway Hospital

15:50 – 16:20
Development of the Frailty Pharmacist role across the acute setting
Dr Carmel Darcy - Consultant Pharmacist Older People, Dr Fionnuala McCullagh – Frailty Pharmacist, Dr Marianne Mckenna – Pharmacist, Western Health and Social Care Trust

16:20 - 16:30
Closing words
Dr Mark Roberts - Chair of National Council

16:30 - 17.30

Cost to attend virtual event

  21 October Non-Member
Day Fee (Inc VAT)

21 October BGS Member
Day Fee (inc VAT)

Senior Doctors: Consultant / GP



SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee/IMT/Foundation Year Doctor

£35 £17.50 
Healthcare Professionals: Nurse Allied Health Professional £35 £17.50 
Retired/ Medical Student £25 £12.50

A 20% early bird discount is available until 21st August. Register soon!