2022 BritMODIS

Live 10 June 2022 On Demand until 10 June 2023
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of live CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
The BGS Movement Disorders SIG, Association of Palliative Medicine, and Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist Association (PDNSA) are pleased to announce details for the forthcoming British Movement Disorders (BritMODIS) conference for Neurologists, Geriatricians, Therapists and PD Nurse Specialists. The meeting highlights current clinical practice and provides a platform to present research outcomes and showcase successful service delivery.

APM, UK Parkinson's Excellence Network and PDNSA members will need a discount code, which should be available from the relevant organisation on request.

The meeting will provide a forum for education in movement disorders in older people and have a focus on end of life care.
This event is organised for healthcare professionals working in the field of movement disorders, jointly organised by the British Geriatrics Society Movement Disorders SIG, the  Association of Palliative Medicine, and Parkinson’s Disease Nurse Specialist Association. The day provides a forum for scientific discussion and clinical updates and enables a multidisciplinary audience of healthcare professionals to share their experiences of best clinical practice.

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.

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:

  • Further attendee’s overall knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in healthcare of movement disorders
  • Improve attendee’s skills in the treatment and healthcare of people with movement disorders, particularly those approaching end of life
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personnel excellence in healthcare of movement disorders
  • Take away new activities and ideas to progress their workplace’s services

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 £36 £100 £50
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £30 £15 £50 £25
Corporate Representatives N/A N/A £200 £100


For APM, PDNSA, and UK Parkinson's Excellence Network members who wish to register at the discounted rate they will need to register via the BGS website, creating a website account if not already in place.
Complete the form as required until you see registration fees. Enter the discount code which should have been provided directly via APM, PDNSA, and UK Parkinson's Excellence Network. Alternatively contact registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk with evidence of your current APM, PDNSA, or UK Parkinson's Excellence Network membership
Those members who are also BGS members won’t be extended a further discount

  • Session overview

    Session 1 Integrated PD palliative care 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1 Integrated PD palliative care
    9.30 Welcome
    9.45 Running a PD palliative care service – models of care and lessons from early service development
    Dr Edward Richfield, Consultant geriatrician, North Bristol NHS Trust

    10.15 Update and outcomes of Delphi study on standards for PD palliative care
    Dr Alice Rogers, FY2, OUH

    10.45 Discussion: Setting standards of palliative care for PD

    11.15 Spotlight on Session Parkinson’s Connect

    Spotlight on Session 11.15
    The right support at the right time: Parkinson’s Connect and the future of Parkinson’s support services
    Katherine Crawford, Director of Services, Parkinson's UK

    Session 2 Breakout Sessions 11.30 - 13.00

    Breakout 1: General introduction to PD/PD symptoms
    General Introduction to Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s symptoms for palliative care specialists
    Professor Richard Walker, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Ageing and International Health, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Drug Prescribing
    Dr Richard Genever, Consultant Geriatrician, Chesterfield Royal Hospital
    Breakout 2: Palliative Care for Parkinsons’ Specialists
    Recognising dying – advanced symptom control and beginning Advance Care Plans
    Dr Jon Tomas, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, UHB/Coventry and Warwickshire

    Introducing Palliative care to PwPD & their families
    Dr Matt Sweeting, Geriatrician and Director of Care in the Hospice (Farleigh Hospice)
    Lightning rounds from posters
    Main room:
    10 presentation of no more than 5 minutes (single slide accompanying) from submitted posters

    Sponsored symposium 13.15 - 13.45

    This session has been sponsored by Bial Pharma and is intended for UK Healthcare Professionals only
    Management of multimorbidity and complications in the older Parkinson’s patient

    Professor Richard Walker, Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor of Ageing and
    International Health, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

    Session 3 Keynote Presentations 14.00 - 15.30

    Session 3 Keynote Presentations
    14.00 Keynote: The emergence of neuropalliative care
    Professor Benzi Kluger, Julius, Helen, and Robert Fine Distinguished Professor in Neurology Department of Medicine, Palliative Care,
    University of Rochester Medical Faculty

    14.45 The changing tide in the palliative phase of Parkinson’s Disease
    Hannah Martin, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Parkinson’s Disease. University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Session 4 MDT Panel 15.30 - 16.45

    Session 4 MDT Panel
    Vignette based learning MDT panel
    o Pain and approaches to pain management in PD
    o Delirium and psychosis
    o Deprescribing at EOFLC
    o Swallowing/Nutrition and PEG
    o Terminal symptoms