2021 Northern Region Autumn Meeting

13.15 - 16.15 29 September 2021
This meeting has applied for 3 credits of CPD accreditation 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.

The morning is allocated for Northern region Geriatric medicine registrars training. We will then host a CPD accredited webinar in the afternoon, with significantly reduced rates.

Although this webinar is being organised by BGS Northern, all healthcare professionals are welcome to register regardless of geographical location.

The abstracts and posters from this year's Northern Autumn Conference are available to view in one consolidated virtual book. Please click this link to view

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


13.15 - 13.20  Welcome & Introduction
Dr Emily Lyon - Consultant in Elderly Care, Sunderland Royal Hospital 
13.20 - 13.50 Updates in Alzheimer's Dementia diagnosis and management
Dr Robert (Bob) Barber - Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University
13.50 - 14.20 Liberty Protection Safeguards
Sharon Thompson - Designated Nurse Safeguarding Adults, South Tyneside CCG
14.20 - 14.30 BGS Northern Region Business meeting
14.30 - 14.50 Break
14.50 - 15.55 Platform Presentations

14.50 Frequency of Superadded Infections in Older Adults with COVID-19
Mr Ken Aggrey - Medical Student, University of Glasgow

15.00 Hearing aids and glasses: bedside signs prompt assessment of sensory needs, an audit
Dr Robert Cavanagh – Medical student, Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospital Trust

15.10 Inpatient Management of Traumatic Rib Fractures - A Local Prospective Analysis
Dr David Basterfield - Core Trainee Anaesthetics, Sunderland Royal Infirmary

15.20 QIP to Improve the documentation of Advance Care Planning Discussions in Elderly Medicine at Hull Royal Infirmary
Helen Millner - Registrar (StR) in Geriatric Medicine, Hull Royal Infirmary

15.30 Falls due to Polypharmacy: Documentation and de-prescription – A quality improvement
Dr Ajmal Khan - Junior Clinical Fellow, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn

15.40 Discussion  / Q&A

15.55 - 16.00 Closing words
Dr Emily Lyon - Consultant in Elderly Care, Sunderland Royal Hospital 

Chairs: Dr Emily Lyon (13.15 - 14.20) and Dr Fionnuala Johnston (14.50 - 15.55)


Cost to attend

  29th September Non-Member
 Fee (Inc VAT)

29th September BGS Member
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 29th July. Register soon!