2024 Wales Autumn Meeting

Date(s)
12 - 13 September 2024
Location
Credits
This meeting has applied for 6 live CPD credits (expires 13 October 2024) and 6 Distance Learning CPD credits (expires 13 September 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: 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 13 July 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.

Accommodation

Accommodation in recent years has increased in cost and study leave budgets are always under pressure and never seem to go far enough.

In an effort to keep costs low, BGS have identified hotels near the conference venue, which are low-cost. We are aware that there is a city sporting event taking place during the time of the Wales Autumn Conference, and encourage you to book early to obtain the best rates.

Click here to see available options and rates

The Novotel Cardiff (the Conference Venue) is also offering a special rate of £125 B&B (single occupancy), terms and conditions apply, please see below:

  • Free cancellation for any rooms booked is possible up to 4 weeks prior to arrival (by 15th August)
  • The special group rate expires 4 weeks prior to arrival (booking after this time is subject to availability)
  • Payment for any rooms is to be settled by the guest
  • To book please email Sarah [dot] ASHLEY [at] accor [dot] com and quote 'BGS Direct’

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

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

Novotel Cardiff

The Novotel Cardiff overlooks the historic Bute East Dock, a quiet location, close to many local attractions, including Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay and St David's Shopping Centre. The hotel is conveniently located for both rail and road travellers. It's just an 11-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station and a 10-minute drive from the M4.

More information about the Venue including car parking is available on the Novotel Cardiff website. There is a pre-agreed reduced car parking rate of £5.00 per day for BGS delegates. Please note that car parking at the hotel is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

  • Session overview

    12 September Trainees Session HEIW 10.00 - 15.00

    Yes, I will attend Trainees Session
    No, I won't attend the Trainees Session

Directions to Venue

Directions to Venue