Autumn Meeting 2018

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.

Who should attend:

  • Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  • Researchers in ageing
  • Doctors training in related specialties
  • GPs wsi in Older People and GP trainees
  • Nurses, Nurse Consultants, Advance Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapists, and other Allied Health Professionals
  • Foundation Year Doctors and Core Medical Trainees considering a career in geriatric medicine 

Why participate:

  • Understand more on the key areas & challenges faced in healthcare of older people
  • Hear focused presentations on core areas of the geriatric medicine specialty
  • See the latest scientific research presented to British Geriatrics Society members and healthcare professionals
  • Attend small group workshop sessions
  • Network & socialise with other healthcareprofessionals over 3 days

Plenary sessions on:

  • Intermediary Care and Community Geriatric Medicine
  • Anaemia
  • Heart Failure
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurology
  • Perioperative Care
  • Rheumatology
  • Urodynamics
  • Urgent Care of Older People with Frailty

Autumn Meeting Abstracts

Abstract Results

Thank you to all who submitted an abstract to the 2018 BGS Autumn Meeting.

The results of the Adjudication process are now available to download. 

If your abstract has been accepted, please complete and return the Presenter Confirmation Form. The confirmation form has information on poster sizes, erection and dismantling times and more. For platform presenters, your session and time of presentation is below and you will need to download the Autumn meeting programme for more information.

Don't forget to register for the Autumn Meeting using the register online button above

If you have any questions, please contact our Scientific Officer: ScientificOfficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: Abstract%20Query%20Autumn%202018)

Abstract Submission

We are no longer accepting Abstracts for the 2018 Autumn Meeting.

We will be accepting Abstracts for our 2019 Spring Meeting from 01 November 2018. 

 

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Full meeting (inc VAT)
BGS Member
Day Fee (inc VAT
Non-Member
Full meeting (Inc VAT)
Non-Member
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
Consultant / GP £368

£184

£583 £289
SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £189 £95 £263 £131
Nurse £189 £95 £263 £131
Allied Health Professional £189 £95 £263 £131
Retired £136 £63 £158 £79
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £189 £95 £263 £131
Medical Student £136 £63 £158 £79
Corporate Representative £583 £289 £583 £289
Conference Reception on Thursday Evening
All tickets cost £ 35

 

 

Travel and Accommodation

There are a number of events that are taking place at the ExCel at the same time at our Autumn 2018 meeting, so we do recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible. 

Accommodation

We have appointed BCD Meetings & Events as the official accommodation agency to support the conference. BCD have a team of expects that can assist with individual or group requirements and will always ensure they secure the very best hotel rates at ExCeL or the surrounding areas. We recommend that you book accommodation early to ensure you access the best hotel options and lowest rates.

Book your accommodation for the BGS 2018 Autumn Meeting now

Hotel bookings for British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting are managed by BCD M&E and HotelMap. If you would like assistance with your hotel booking, you can contact me, the dedicated hotel adviser for this event. My email address is Sarah [at] bcdme [dot] com - Send me your requirements, phone number and Event Reference Code MNBMV and I will get back to you with hotel options - You can also phone me, seven days a week, on +44 (0) 207 870 4100.

Contact Sarah

Call or email Sarah quoting special reference code MNBMV on: Sarah [at] bcdme [dot] com +44 (0) 207 870 4100

  • Session overview

    Evening Reception Day 2 Thursday 18.30 - 22.30

    Evening Reception Ticket £35
    Evening Reception ticket + guest dinner ticket £70

    18.30 Conference evening reception, The Crystal London


    The conference evening reception will commence at 18.30 with a short drink reception. It will be followed by a light finger food buffet, entertainment, music, and dancing. The evening reception will provide attendees with opportunities to network with colleagues in an informal way. The interactive entertainment is designed to act as icebreaker to encourage attendees to mingle and meet new colleagues. The dress code is smart casual.


    I will not attend the evening reception

    Drinks reception Day 1 - Wednesday 18.00 - 19.00

    Drinks reception

    ExCel Platinum Suite Level 2

    Open to delegates who have indicated their attendance during registration


    Day 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine The emergency services

    09:30 Fire Services – Hampshire

    Mr Rob Cole, Head of service: Community Safety and Nigel Cooper, Group manager, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service


    10:00 Ambulance Service

    Prof Pip Logan, Professor of rehabilitation research, University of Nottingham


    10:30 Police Service

    Speaker Tbc


    Anaemia

    09:30 Anaemia in the Older Population – how big is the problem?

    Prof Dan Lasserson, Professor of ambulatory care, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham and OPAL service, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


    10:00 Anaemia and GI Tract

    Dr Rupert Negus, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Free Hospital


    10:30 Anaemia and Renal Disease

    Prof Edwina Brown, Professor of renal medicine, Imperial College London and consultant nephrologist, Hammersmith Hospital


    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine MDT working

    11.30 Achieving system wide change at the interface between health and social care – lessons from the PEACH study

    Dr Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham


    12.00 Professional carers- an invaluable resource in geriatric care

    Ms Karolina Gerlich, Founding director, National Association of Care & Support Workers


    12.30 AGILE

    Speaker Tbc


    Anaemia

    11.30 Anaemia and Bone Marrow

    Dr Simona Deplano, Consultant haematologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


    12.00 Patient Blood Management

    Prof Mike Murphy, Professor of Blood Transfusion Medicine, University of Oxford


    12.30 Q&A


    12.45 SIG Business meeting


    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    Community Geriatric Medicine GeriGPs

    14.00 Primary Care on the Frontline: Right Care Right Place. How multi-professional working improved staff and patient experience at the same time as preventing unnecessary ED attendances

    Dr Lyann Gross, General Practitioner, James Wigg Group Practice


    14.30 Why should GPs use data to identify frail older patients and what then?

    Dr Eva Kalmus, General Practitioner, New Epsom and Ewell Community Hospital


    15.00 A GPs approach to Quality End of Life Care in Care Homes

    Dr Maggie Keeble, General Practitioner wSI Older, PeopleWorcestershire Health and Care Trust


    Heart Failure

    14.00 Interpretation of heart monitoring-who needs a pacemaker?

    Dr Derek Connelly, Consultant Cardiologist, Golden Jubilee National Hospital


    14.30 When is a fall not a fall? Multidisciplinary management of syncope

    Dr Lara Mitchell, Consultant Geriatrician, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


    15.00 Acute Coronary Syndrome or troponinitis? A rational approach to management

    Dr Iqbal Malik, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Structural Heart Disease, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


    Day 1 Session 4 16.00 - 17.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine

    16.00 Vanguard Case Study: Tower Hamlett Together

    Dr Claire Dow, Community geriatrician, Barts


    Heart Failure

    16.00 How do you optimise heart failure therapy in older patients?

    Dr John Baxter, Consultant geriatrician, Sunderland Royal Hospital


    16.30 How do we train the hearth failure team of tomorrow?

    Prof Theresa McDonagh, Professor of hearth failure and consultant cardiologist, King's College London


    Day 1 Symposium 17.00 - 18.00

    Sponsored Symposium Ferring Pharmaeuticals

    A Debate: Shifting the paradigm for managing Nocturia due to

    Nocturnal Polyuria - where should the focus be?


    Chaired by Susie Orme. Speakers: Mr Dudley Robinson, Consultant Urogynaecologist, Kings College Hospital London; Dr Sanjay Suman Consultant Geriatrician, Medway Hospital NHS Foundation Trust; Dr Jonathan Rees, General Practitioner Nailsea, Bristol, and Chair of the Primary Care Urology Society; and Mr Nimalan Arumainayagam, Consultant Urologist, Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Day 2 Session 1 9.00 - 10.30

    Session B AAGM Symposium

    09.00 HoW-CGA – an overview


    09.05 Current care provision – a UK survey


    09.20 Identifying frailty in acute hospitals using routine data


    09.45 Formative evaluation of the HoW-CGA toolkit – taking CGA hospital wide?

    Prof Graham Martin, Director of research, THIS Institute, University of Cambridge and professor of health organisation and policy, University of Leicester


    10.10 HoW-CGA – next steps


    Prof Helen Roberts, Professor of medicine for older

    people, University of Southampton and Prof Simon Conroy, Professor of geriatric medicine, University of Leicester


    Session C Bereavement

    9.00 Bereavement in older age

    Dame Barbara Monroe, Trustee Marie Curie, Special Commissioner Royal Hospital, Chelsea and Trustee Compassion in Dying


    09.45 Information on counselling – how can HCP recognize and offer counselling

    Ms Letizia Perna-Forrest, Head of Patient and Family Support, Royal Trinity Hospice and Vice Chair, Association of Bereavement Service Coordinators


    10.05 Bereavement in older men: delivering practical and emotional support

    Ms Janet Morrison, Chief Executive, Independent Age


    Day 2 Session 2 12.00 - 13.00

    Session D Comprehensive geriatric assessment

    12.00 How to undertake CGA in the community

    Dr Claire Dow, Community geriatrician, Barts


    12.30 CGA – What's so Comprehensive about Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment?

    Dr Naomi Fox, Consultant, Poole Hospital


    Session E Trainee's Session

    12:00 Geriatric medicine training in the UK

    Dr Zoe Wyrko, Associate medical director and consultant physician, University Hospital Birmingham


    12:30 Trainees update and trainees' council election


    Workshop 1

    Day 2 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Session F Rheumatology

    14.00 Back pain in older people

    Mr Julian Leong, Consultant spinal surgeon and honorary senior lecturer, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital


    14.30 Biologics and inflammatory arthritis

    Dr Christopher Holroyd, Consultant rheumatologist, University of Southampton


    Session G Dilemmas in clinically assisted nutrition and hydration
    Workshop Urodynamics

    Ms Angela Rantell, Lead nurse urogynaecology & nurse cystoscopis, Kings College Hospital and Mr Dudley Robinson, Kings College Hospital


    Day 2 Guest Lecture 15.30 - 16.30

    Guest Lecture New thinking on the measurement and monitoring of healthy ageing

    Dr John Beard, Director Ageing and Life Course Department, World Health Organisation


    Stream B

    Day 2 Symposium 16.30 - 17.30

    Sponsored Symposium Bial

    Day 3 Run 07.00 - 08.00

    Yes
    No

    Day 3 Symposium 8.00 - 9.00

    Sponsored Symposium AbbVie

    Panel discussion: Optimising patient outcomes in advanced Parkinson’s disease. Why? When? How?

    AbbVie invite you to an interactive symposium where you will have the chance to ask your questions to leading specialists in the field of complex Parkinson’s disease.


    Day 3 Session 1 9.00 - 10.30

    Session J Neurology

    09.00 Multiple Sclerosis - making progress through trials

    Dr Jeremy Chataway, Consultant Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery/UCLH


    09.45 Platform presentations


    Stream BSession I Sarcopenia and Frailty - Research into Practice

    09.00 New developments in sarcopenia: findings from the second European Working Group on Sarcopenia in Older People (EWGSOP)

    Dr Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft, Head of geriatric department, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal


    09.30 A life course approach to sarcopenia: informing future interventions

    Dr Richard Dodds, Intermediate clinical fellow, Newcastle University and honorary consultant, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    09.45 Managing hypertension in older people with frailty - lessons from the literature

    Mr Oliver Todd, Dunhill Medical Trust doctoral research fellow, University of Leeds and Bradford Royal Infirmary


    10.00 Results of the SIG sarcopenia and frailty survey + next steps for the SIG

    Dr Miles D. Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University


    10.20 SIG Annual General Meeting

    Dr Miles D. Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University and Prof Avan Sayer, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Newcastle University


    Clinical effectiveness Platform presentations

    09.00 BGS rising star award for clinical quality presentation

    Dr Ruth Law, Consultant in care of older people and clinical lead, Integrated Community Ageing Team (ICAT)


    9.15 Platform presentations


    Day 3 Session 2 11.00 - 12.30

    Session L Research platforms

    11.00 Platform presentations


    Stream B Session M Perioperative Medicine

    11.00 POPS OOPE, developing the future workforce

    Dr Magda Sbai and Dr Cathryn Mainwaring, POPS clinical fellows, GSTT


    11.30 Perioperative management of diabetes

    Dr Tess O’Halloran, POPS Registrar GSTT


    11.50 Can POPS work at a district general hospital?

    Dr Catherine Meliak, POPS Consultant, Darent Valley Hospital


    12.20 Platform presentation


    Workshop Vascular disease

    Aortic Disease in Older People

    Ms Meryl Davis, Consultant vascular surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


    Day 3 Trevor Howell Guest Lecture 12.30 - 13.30

    Trevor Howell Guest Lecture Intrinsic ageing – clinically important but often ignored

    Prof David Stott, Professor - David Cargill Chair of Geriatric Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Science, University of Glasgow


    Day 3 Symposium 13.30 - 14.30

    Sponsored Symposium Profile Pharma Ltd

    ‘Managing Parkinson’s Disease across the Spectrum’

    Interactive case studies

    Room 5/6/7 Level 2 of the Platinum Suite, ExCel, London, 1.30pm – 2.30pm Friday 16th November

    A one hour symposium focussing on a series of three complex interactive Parkinson’s Disease case studies using interactive voting


    Stream B
    Workshop 2

    Day 3 Session 4 14.30 - 16.00

    Session N Movement disorders

    14.30 Using vision to understand dementia in Parkinson’s disease

    Ms Rimona Weil, Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow, UCL


    15:00 Driving with Parkinson’s Disease

    Ms Helen Mann, Occupational Therapist, Driving and Mobility


    15.30 Palliative Care in PD

    Dr Ed Richfield, Consultant geriatrician, North Bristol NHS Trust


    Stream B