2025 Spring Meeting

Live 9 - 11 April 2025. On demand until 11 April 2026
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of live CPD credit (expires 11 May 2025) and 18 credits distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 11 April 2026) with RCP (London)
The BGS Spring 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 2025:
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.

Call for abstracts:

Please submit your abstracts for the meeting before the closing date: 

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 3 days

Fully Funded Places: 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.

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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

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 11 February 2025.

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

Waterfront Hall Belfast

Waterfront Hall has been a beacon of peace within Belfast. First opening its doors in 1997, it came at a turning point in the history of the city and has since gone on to host some of the most iconic names to visit Belfast. Designed by local architects Robinson McIlwaine and built by contractors Gilbert Ash, the Waterfront Hall was introduced to the people of Belfast in an opening concert on 17 January 1997, where guests were treated to a breath-taking performance by Ulster Orchestra in collaboration with world-renowned flautist, Sir James Galway, and internationally-acclaimed pianist, Barry Douglas.

The Waterfront Hall is conveniently located within a 10-minute walk of the city centre. We are located nearby Lanyon Place train station in Belfast within a five-minute walking distance.

The nearest bus station is the Laganside Bus Centre, which is approx. two minutes’ walk from the Waterfront Hall. There is a bus stop on Oxford Street, directly outside the building which accommodates on the main Glider routes in Belfast.

More information is available on the Waterfront Hall website.


Hotel Options

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

We have been able to secure preferential rates at two city hotels, for BGS delegates to book directly:

  • Hampton by Hilton Belfast City Centre
    • £130.00 B&B for single occupancy and £140.00 B&B for double occupancy
  • Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre
    • £130.00 B&B for single occupancy and £140.00 B&B for double occupancy
  • Holiday Inn Express Belfast City Centre
    • £110.00 B&B for single occupancy  and £120.00 B&B for double occupancy
  • Ibis Belfast City Centre
    • £110.00 B&B for single occupancy and £120.00 B&B for double occupancy
  • Ramada by Wyndham Belfast City Centre Hotel
    • £120 B&B for single occupancy and £135 BB for double occupancy

Please note rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking and according to the terms below:

Terms of booking

  • The discounted rates are only available when booking directly with the hotels above
  • Individual bookings will be subject to a 72-hour cancellation deadline. Bookings of 5 rooms or more will have a longer deadline
  • The rates offered are valid for the midweek conference dates only
  • A 10% discount off the hotel's flexible rates will be offered for weekend bookings*

How to book

  • The reservations office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
  • Bookings can be made by phone or email:
    • Hampton by Hilton: 028 90 878 793; reservations [at] hbhbelfast [dot] com
    • Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre: 028 90 878 796; reservations [at] hibelfastcitycentre [dot] co [dot] uk
    • Holiday Inn Express Belfast City: 028 90 891 894; reservations [at] hiexpressbelfast [dot] com
    • Ibis Belfast City Centre: 028 90 891 941; h7232-re [at] accor [dot] com
    • Ramada Belfast: via this booking link * (once the rooms allocated to BGS are sold, anyone wishing to book a room between 4 - 13 April 2025, will be offered 15% off the hotel's best available rate - subject to availability)  - for queries, contact 028 9026 1800 or reservations [at] ramadabelfasthotel [dot] com
  • Please quote British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting 2025 to book at the time of booking
  • A credit or debit card number with a valid expiry date will be required at the time of the booking

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