2024 Autumn Meeting

Date(s)
Live 20 - 22 November 2024, On demand to 22 November 2025
Location
Credits
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of live CPD credit (expires 22 December 2024) and 18 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 22 November 2025) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London
The BGS Autumn meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people.

Flexible attendance options & registration fees for 2024: In person or online

The is no difference in registration fees for in person and online meeting attendance. The registration fee provides access to the conference or online platform for the days you are registered. On demand viewing post event will be limited to the days for which you have registered and paid

There is a flexible transfer from in-person to online attendance as clinical service and life balance require. Please check our FAQs first for any queries you may have about attendance or on demand watching.

Call for abstracts:

Please submit your abstracts for the 2024 Autumn Meeting before the closing date: 5pm Monday, 29 July 2024

Submit your abstract

Who should attend:

  • Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  • Medics and Healthcare professionals training in related specialties
  • GPs with an Extended Role in Older People and GP trainees
  • Nurses and allied health professionals
  • Advanced and Specialist practitioner
  • Consultant Practitioners/Consultant Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Associates
  • Internal Medicine Trainees (especially those considering a career in geriatric medicine)
  • Medical, Nursing, Allied Health professional students
  • Researchers into Ageing and Age-Related Conditions

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 over 3 days

Grants to attend: In person or online

Members in Category B, C and D are now eligible to apply for a new BGS event grant. This will cover the registration cost for a BGS conference, either virtually or in person. Applications can be submitted from the event registration page, and should be requested and approved before completing registration.

Find out more

So why not join us in Autumn... we look forward to seeing you.

Event Details:

Cost to attend
All fees inclusive of VAT.
There is no cost difference between in person or online
BGS Member Non-Member
Full Fee Day Fee Full Fee Day Fee
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions
*Includes Corporate Representatives
£360 £120 £600 £200
Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers) £180 £60 £300 £100
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses)
*Retired Members will need to enter a discount code
£90 £30 £150 £50
Card payments only. We don't accept PO or invoice payments

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 19 September 2024 23:59
Registrations from 20 September 2024 onwards are at the normal price.

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.

Changing circumstances

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 you are able to cancel attendance and access to the on demand recordings for a 50% cancellation 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

The registration fee is per day, and grants you access to the online or on-demand content via the BGS website for that specific day.

Venue
The Platinum Suite Excel London Elizabeth Line Travel Times to ExCel London

The Platinum Suite, Excel is located in the central boulevard, recently refurbished and is a self-contained conference centre ideal for meetings. There are multiple ways of travelling to ExCel: Elizabeth line (Custom House station), Underground and DLR (ExCeL can be accessed via two DLR stations: Custom House and Prince Regent), cable car or Uber Boat. Please visit the Venue website for more information

Accommodation

*Please be aware of fraudulent emails or providers offering accommodation booking services. Follow good practice in identifying if contact is legitimate. Travel Housing is not affiliated with the BGS

Accommodation in recent years has increased in costs and this year keeping costs low is important. Study leave budgets are always under pressure and never seem to go far enough.

To secure the best accommodation within your budget we recommend you book as early as possible, other events are taking place at ExCel during the week and hotels are busy.

Click here to see available options, rates and to book via Hotel Map

BGS has also secured a small allocation of rooms at YOTEL London City in Clerkenwell.

To book:

1) Please Click here to book- note that rooms are subject to availability and booking terms and conditions apply.

Other Top Tips:

  • The most affordable hotels are located away from the immediate area of ExCel, when searching for accommodation, use the search filters to look for:
    • Hotels located close to the Elizabeth Line, this line offers direct access to ExCel and you can pick the station closest to your preferred location
    • Search by star rating, 3 star hotels will offer lower rates
    • Use the drop down sort filter to show hotels in price order (low to high) and also, discount order, showing those hotels that are offering any special rate

Other sites and booking directly with the hotels may be cheaper - please do shop around.