2024 Scotland Autumn Meeting

Date(s)
4 October 2024
Credits
This meeting has applied for 6 live CPD credits (expires 4 November 2024) and 6 Distance Learning CPD credits (expires 4 October 2025) with the Royal College of Physicians (RCPL)
This event is a local 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.

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

There 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.

Programme themes:

This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people.

 

Call for abstracts:

We actively encourage those based locally to submit abstracts for this meeting, although submissions from outside the nation will be accepted.

Please note that registration and attendance at the meeting is required to present your work.

Please submit your abstracts for the meeting before the closing date: 5pm 22 July 2024

Submit your abstract

Who should attend:

  • 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
  • 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

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 1 day

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

 

Event Details

Cost to attend
All fees inclusive of VAT.
There is no cost difference between in person or online
BGS Member Non-Member
Fee Fee
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions £60 £120
Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers) £30 £60
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £15 £30
Corporate Representatives   £120
Card payments only. We don't accept PO or invoice payments.

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 4 August 2024.

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.

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 https://www.federationcpd.org/covid-19.

Distance Learning

For the 2022/23 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 self-certified distance learning. Online mandatory training required by your employer should still be recorded as internal CPD.

Venue

Stirling Court Hotel

Stirling Court Hotel is located only a short distance from Stirling with great transport links from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. The hotel comprises over 100 on-site bedrooms and BGS is holding a limited number of these for delegates to book directly with the Hotel, please see the Accommodation section on this webpage for further information.

More information about the Venue including car parking is available on the Stirling Court Hotel website.

Accommodation

Hotel Options

To secure the best accommodation within your budget we recommend you book as early as possible.

We have been able to hold a limited number of bedrooms at the Stirling Court Hotel, for BGS delegates to book directly at a negotiated reduced rate of £89 bed and breakfast. 

Terms of booking

  • All rooms are subject to availability and must be booked before Wednesday 4 September - after this date, rooms may be available but not at the negotiated BGS group rate
  • Any rooms booked directly with the hotel may be cancelled up to 48hrs prior to arrival, without charge.

How to book

  • Please call the Stirling Court Hotel to book, 01786 466000, and quote Ref: 288382

Other sites and alternative hotels may be cheaper - please do shop around

Directions to Venue

Directions to Venue