2023 Autumn Meeting

Live 22-24 Nov 2023 On demand until 24 Nov 2024
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of live CPD credit (expires 24 Dec 2023) and 18 credits distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 24 Nov 2024) with RCP (London)
The BGS 2023 Autumn meeting was held 22-24 November 2023. It's available for on-demand viewing until 24 November 2024.

On Demand Viewing online

Registration after 24 November 2023 gives instand access to the online platform for the on-demand recordings from the whole event. Registering to watch online is a flat fee, meaning you are able to access the whole meeting to  watch on demand.

Please check our FAQs first for any queries you may have about  on demand watching. 

Browse our posters on the Poster Platform and download a copy of the abstract book here.

This conference covered core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people with a particular focus on:

  • Community & Primary Care – virtual wards and rehabilitation in the community
  • Frailty in Urgent Care
  • OncoGeriatrics
  • Orthogeriatrics and fragility fractures
  • Continence
  • Dexa Interpretations & Osteoporosis
  • Therapeutics & Safe Prescribing
  • Quality Improvement
  • Research
  • Workforce

Who should access

  • All consultants, nurses and allied health care professionals with an interest in healthcare of older people
  • Especially those working in
    • geriatric medicine
    • acute/general medicine
    • frailty
    • palliative care
    • oncology and haem-oncology
    • orthopaedics
  • GPs with an extended role in older people and GP trainees
  • Advanced and specialist practitioners
  • Consultant practitioners/consultant nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Associates
  • Internal medicine trainees especially those considering an oncology, geriatric medicine, palliative care specialty
  • Medical, nursing, allied health professional students
  • Researchers into ageing and age-related conditions

About the speakers

KEYNOTE: Thursday 23 November 2023 15.30

Dr Shubulade (Lade) Smith CBE

Guest Lecturer

Aging and mental health in an unequal world

Dr Shubulade (Lade) Smith CBE
Clinical Director (Forensic Services), SLaM and President, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Dr Shubulade Smith is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences (FANS) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London. Dr Smith was awarded a CBE for services to forensic psychiatric intensive care in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019.

KEYNOTE: Friday 24 November 2023 12.30pm


Trevor Howell Guest Lecturer

Geriatric Medicine Education - Past, Present and Future

Professor Tahir Masud
Consultant Geriatrician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Masud is a past President of the BGS. He has a longstanding clinical and research interest in falls and osteoporosis and was one of the three co-leads in the recently published World Falls Guidelines in Age Ageing.

Speaker Spotlights

For more information on some of our programme speakers, please visit our 'speaker spotlights' below:


Wednesday 22 November 2023 - Orthogeriatrics


in partnership with Fragility Fracture Network UK


Talks will include:

  • Optimising Anaemia in the preoperative older patient
  • Zoledronate after hip fracture defining and defeating the treatment gap
  • Managing acute vertebral and sacral fractures-a geriatricians guide
  • Rib fixation in the older trauma patient
  • New era for anabolic treatment in older osteoporotic patients
  • Education update-facilitating clinical improvement in fragility fracture and orthogeriatric care through inter-disciplinary education

Friday 24 November 2023 - OncoGeriatrics


in partnership with The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)


  • To bring together the workforce to improve skills around cancer for older people.
  • To provide training and education for healthcare professionals to improve comprehensive clinical care for older people with cancer
  • To facilitate joint understanding between groups of HCPs with different areas of expertise to improve knowledge and multidisciplinary working

RCR and SIOG members can register with a discount code that affords them the same registration rate as a BGS Member. Members should check with RCR and SIOG

  • Session overview

    Evening Reception Day 2 Thursday 19.00 - 23.59

    Evening Dinner Ticket - £35 (one place) At Capacity
    Drinks at 19.00
    Dinner 19.30
    Band starts at 21.45
    Evening Dinner Ticket plus Guest - £70 (two places) - At capacity
    I will not attend the evening reception

Further details

Cost to Attend

All fees inclusive of VAT

BGS Member
On Demand Fee  
On Demand Fee  
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions
*Includes Corporate Representatives


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

£135 £ 225
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses)
*Retired Members will need to enter a discount code
£67.50 £112.50

*An early bird discount of 10% was available until 23 September 2023 23.59. Registrations from 24 September onwards are at normal price.
** Card payments only. We don't accept PO or invoice payments
*** Post event fees are online only

Your organization can register attendees and pay the registration fee by  card only they hold on your behalf (A Proxy registration).There isn’t an option for invoice payment for our virtual and hybrid  conferences. The steps for a proxy registration are outlined on https://www.bgs.org.uk/hybrid-event-participants

Attending the event


All in person attendees can access the content online, if your circumstances change. We have a flexible cancellation policy in that if your circumstances change:

  • If you can't come in person, and tell us more than 2 weeks before the meeting we will refund the difference between inperson and online fee
  • If you can't come in person, and inform us less than 2 weeks before the meeting we can't refund you but can transfer to a colleague. If you can't transfer the registration place to anyone, you can still watch the online content live or on-demand for up to 12 months
  • See  this FAQ page for more details
Complimentary Delegate Parking

There is complimentary parking for delegates in South 6 car park.
Please note that tickets must be validated using machines before you leave - Allocated by cloakroom and South 6 Foyer.

PLEASE NOTE:  Traffic may be heavy in and around the venue, due to a number of events taking place. Please allow plenty of time for your journey.



For specific parking queries please contact the venue directly


+44 (0)121 200 2000

info [at] voxvenue [dot] co [dot] uk



BGS have identified some good value rates at hotels with access to the conference venue.

Click here to see available options and rates

Other sites and booking directly with the hotels may be cheaper - please do shop around. 
BGS members can find preferential rates at the Hilton chain and Yotel chains using the details below as well.


  • Log on to www.hilton.com
  • Put in the location and dates
  • Click on advanced search
  • Click on Add a special rate code
  • In the corporate account box, type in 113011292