2022 23rd International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability

Live 09 September 2022 On Demand until 09 September 2023
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of live CPD credit (expires 09 Oct 2022) and 6 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 09 Sept 2023) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people in acute and community settings around falls prevention and treatment.

We plan to deliver this meeting as a hybrid event  - possible to attend in person, or to attend virtually on the day. As well as live attendance, all will receive access to recordings post event.

The day will include keynote presentations from experts in the field, workshops and plenary sessions demonstrating best practice approaches available. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations which will continue on from this meeting.

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 

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
BGS Member
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions


 £60 £200


Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers)

£60 £30 £100 £50
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £30 £15 £50 £25
Corporate Representatives £100 £60 £200 £100

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 09 July 2022

  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1 Gait 09.30 - 11.00
    09.30 Gait patterns
    Dr Lisa Alcock, Research Associate and Gait Lab Manager, Clinical Ageing Research Unit Campus for Ageing and Vitality Translational and Clinical Research Institute Newcastle University, Newcastle's Ageing Research Unit

    10.00 Technology and gait

    10.30 Gait Perturbance
    Jens Noergaard, PhD candidate in the field of geriatrics, University of Aalborg and Aalborg University Hospital

    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 12.30

    Session 2 Fears of Falling
    11:30 Fear of falling and movement
    Dr Toby Ellmers, Research Fellow, Imperial College London

    12:00 Sedentary behaviour and falls
    Prof Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

    Day 1 Symposium 12.45 - 13.15

    Sponsored by Kyowa Kirin

    Day 1 Session 3 13.30 - 14.30

    Session 3 Platform presentations
    Submitted abstracts invited to deliver oral platforms

    Day 1 Session 4 14.30 - 15.30

    Session 4 Cerebellar examination
    Session 4 Prevention of in-patient deconditioning
    Dr Amit Arora, Consultant Geriatrician, Associate Medical Director, University Hospital of North Midlands
    Fractures in older people - an update
    Professor Opinder Sahota, Consultant geriatrician, Notthingham Hospital NHS Trust

    Day 1 Session 5 16.00 - 17.00

    Session 5
    16.00 Developing World Falls Guidelines: Opportunities and Challenges
    Professor Tahir Masud, Consultant Physician & Honorary Professor, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    16.30 Prizes and closing remarks

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.

Watching more than 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.

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.