2022 Scotland Spring Meeting

Live 6 May 2022 On Demand until 6 May 2023
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
This event is a national Scottish 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.

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:

  • 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
(inc. VAT)
BGS Member
Virtual meeting Fee
(inc. VAT)
(inc. VAT)
virtual meeting
(inc. VAT)
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions £120  £60 £200 £100

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     £200 £100

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 6 March 2022

  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1 - General Medicine
    Moderators: Dr Alison Falconer and Dr Claire McKay

    09.30 Endocrinology and Elderly Medicine
    Dr Marie Freel - Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

    10.00 Chronic kidney disease in the older person
    Dr Alice Radley - ST5 Renal and General Internal Medicine in the West of Scotland

    10.30 Delirium Detection & Management - Getting it right
    Lyndsay Dunn - Lead Nurse Quality Improvement Standards. Gerontology & Frailty Specialist.
    Deputy Chair Nurse & AHP Council, Western General Hospital

    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Session 2 Keynote Presentation and Community Medicine
    Moderators: Dr Rowan Wallace and Dr Caroline McInnes

    11.30 Keynote Presentation: Older People's Strategy
    Professor Graham Ellis - Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Scotland

    12.00 Discussion with Deputy CMO

    12.30 The Lanarkshire Community Frailty MDT
    Dr Lindsay Whyte - Specialist Registrar in Geriatrics and General Medicine, Lanarkshire

    Day 1 Posters and Consultation 13.30 - 14.00

    Lightning Round Poster presentations 5 minute presentations from poster presenters
    1113 Diagnostic Test Accuracy of Frailty Screening Tools Using Data in Electronic Primary Care Records
    S Makin;C Brack;M Kynn ;P Murchie

    1116 Presentation of an exceptionally rare case of TCC-associated paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis in an elderly patient.
    L Green; K Frew

    1121 Improving staff awareness of frailty in the emergency department: a multi-disciplinary quality improvement project.
    GP May; LA Bennett; JP Loughrey; N Littlewood; L Mitchell
    Health and Social Care Strategy for Older People - Launch of Consultation

    Day 1 Session 3 Platform Presentations 14.00 - 15.00

    Session 3
    Moderators: Dr Helen Morgan and Dr Claire Steel
    14.00 Platform 1
    1090 Improving the use of treatment escalation plans for elderly patients in a district general hospital
    R Osborn

    14.15 Platform 2
    1111 Characteristics of frail elderly patients referred for Covid-19 home assessment 29/3/20 to 30/5/20
    J Bishop-Miller; S Henderson; E Millar

    14.30 Platform 3
    1112 The Effect of Deprivation on Geriatric Medicine Outcomes in Scotland
    M Pritchard ; R Soiza

    14.45 Platform 4
    1117 Management of Frailty Through Early Identification and Intervention to Improve Patient Outcome
    K Frew; J Wylie; G Shevlin

    Day 1 Session 4 15.30 - 16.45

    Session 4 Geriatric Medicine
    Moderators: Dr Claire McKay and Dr Helen McKee
    15.30 OncoGeriatrics
    Dr Pamela Seenan - Consultant Geriatrician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital / Gartnavel General Hospital / Beatson Oncology Centre, Glasgow

    16.00 SCOOP Update
    Anne Wilson, Macmillan Senior Palliative Care Pharmacist, NHS Forth Valley

    16.30 End of conference/ Closing talk
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