2022 Northern Ireland Meeting (Virtual)

Friday 27 May 2022 (13.00 - 17.00)
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 covers core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people

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


13.00 Welcome and introduction
Dr Mark Roberts, BGS Northern Ireland Chair

All-Ireland Interprofessional Healthcare Challenge
Dr Elaine Nelson - Consultant Geriatrician, Southern Health and Social Care Trust

13.35 Non-pharmacological management of delirium
Dr Gary Mitchell - Senior Lecturer (Education), School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen's University Belfast

Platform presentations

1115 - Quality improvement project in improving use of 4AT by Ortho geriatric service in Ulster hospital Dundonald, Dr Diana Choo

1157 - Fighting Frailty from Foundation Up, Dr William McKeown

1160 - Impact of a pharmacist medicines optimisation and fracture risk assessment as part of a multifactorial falls risk assessment, Emer Moore and Paula Burns

Joint Q&A




Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Lewy Body Dementia
Professor John O'Brien - Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Platform presentations

1158Supporting care homes in advance care planning during a COVID-19 outbreak, Dr Julie Doherty

1165Occupational Therapy Cognitive Rehabilitation and Dementia – The Specialised Memory and Attention Rehabilitation Therapy program, Aislinn Griffin and Dr Tadhg Stapleton

Joint Q&A


Help BGS decide on priorities for the society up to 2026
Dr Jennifer Burns, BGS President and Consultant Geriatrician, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


Closing words and prize winner announcement


BGS business meeting and elections




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


Distance Learning

For the 2020/21 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 selfcertified distance learning. Online mandatory training required by your employer should still be recorded as internal CPD.