Autumn Meeting 2019

Date(s)
Wed 06 - Fri 08 November 2019
Credits
This meeting has applied for credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and will carry 18 hours for the whole meeting; 6 per day
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 geriatric medicine
  •     Doctors training in related specialties
  •     GPs wsi in Older People and GP trainees
  •     Nurses and allied health professionals
  •     Core medical trainees considering a career in geriatric medicine

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

Plenary sessions on:

  •    Community Geriatric and Intermediate Medicine  
  •    Urgent care of Frail Older People
  •    Living with Chronic conditions
  •    Factors affecting health status
  •    Infections and Sepsis
  •    Tissue Viability and Dermatology
  •    Deconditioning
  •    GI issues in Older People

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
Researchers into Age and Ageing £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

 

 

Accommodation

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

Book your accommodation for the BGS Autumn 2019 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 Sarah, the dedicated hotel adviser for this event. Her email address is Sarah [at] bcdme [dot] com. Send your requirements and phone number and Sarah will get back to you with hotel options. You can also phone her, seven days a week, on +44 (0) 207 870 4100.

FAQs

Some answers to commonly asked questions

How can I register?

Registrations are still being accepted online until the day of the meeting. Please click the button at the top right-hand side of this page.

Please log into your BGS online account or create an account to register for the event.

Members will need to be logged into their current membership account in order to receive their membership discount. Please check this before registering.

How many hours of external CPD will I get?

This meeting has applied for external CPD from the RCP (London) and will carry 18 hours  for the whole meeting; 6 per day

In order to receive your CPD certificate please ensure you scan your badge each day you are attending.

Certificates will be emailed after the meeting and record days attended based on your entry scans.

What are the family friendly facilities?

We have introduced family-friendly space at this meeting that has access to live streams of the main session. During registration please indicate your intention to use this space. The space will be clearly marked on the floorplan, have access to toilets and catering facilities as normal for delegates. In the space will be some toys, books and games as well as a nappy bin.

Please note Not all venues can accommodate warming of food, have dedicated baby changing facilities and some may require you sign a waiver having brought your own food onsite.

We know its important to our changing workforce and we ask that you understand we work within the constraints that limit us.

We ask where possible that you are accompanied by a partner, family member or carer so you can attend the sessions. We won’t charge for partners to be present but we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to sit in the sessions with your child(ren) all the time. With access to the livestream and slido for questions we hope you can be as engaged as possible. We know this might not be adequate enough in all cases, and do ask for your understanding on this.

If you require further details please contact g [dot] collingridge [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk.

Calling medical students to volunteer

Calling all Medical Students - Volunteers required for Geriatric Medicine Conference in Leicester 6-8 November 2019

We are looking for up to 10 volunteer Medical Students for each day of the meeting, who are interested in or considering a career in Geriatric Medicine to assist in the daily running of the event.

Interested candidates should email registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk with their interest to support, information on which dates they can attend and an idea of how much their travel and accommodation might be.

Responsibilities

The meetings run from Wednesday 09.00 until Friday 16.30. Responsibilities will include assisting with registration, greeting & directing attendees to key points, providing microphone support during Q & A sessions in presentations. Other duties may be expected in addition to these key activities.

Benefits

  • Contact with current Geriatric healthcare professionals.
  • Reasonable travel costs reimburse & subsistence at the event.
  • Certificate of contribution for CV/portfolio

Contact details

registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk or Julie Gaudreau on (+44) 0203 7476940

 

Cancellations

If you have already registered and can no longer attend the meeting, please check our terms and conditions here

Cancellations made within 7 days of booking, unless we are two weeks before the meeting, will be refunded. Cancellations made after 7 days of booking incur a cancellation fee. Cancellations within two weeks of the meeting are not refundable.

Where can I find my invoice/receipt or CPD certificate?

Invoices or Receipts are attached to your confirmation email. Certificates are issued after the last day of the meeting and again emailed. You can also access these documents online via your BGS website account. To do so visit https://www.bgs.org.uk/user/login and login. Then click My events and certificates, navigate to the event attended and click on Invoice for your invoice, or if paid, this will function as your receipt. Your CPD certificate will be accessible under Certificate.

Nurses and AHP Session Friday Lunchtime

The Nurses and AHPs Council welcomes any nurses or AHPs to attend a lunchtime meeting to hear about the work of the council and meet with like-minded colleagues. There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to talk informally with other clinicians about the BGS’s work and learn how you can become more involved with improving healthcare for older people.

 

What is the Trainee Session?

This session is organised by the Trainees' Council for those in training grades. All registrars, clinical fellows, IMT/CMT and foundation year doctors are invited to attend. There will be educational presentations as well as an update from trainees' council, and results of the recent elections for officer posts.

What is the Quality Improvement Workshop?

Undertaking a Quality Improvement project can be hard, particularly to get systematic support. This workshop is designed to support attendees to develop their understanding of the processes involved in quality improvement and seek one to one advice on furthering a project they are working on.

You will need to have an existing piece of QI work to bring with you and discuss to participate in the workshop.

We aim to discuss the nature and purpose of quality improvement, the stages of QI methodology, and the steps for ensuring effective QI supervision. We encourage all grades who wish to improve their practice in improving quality. 

Asking questions - using Slido

Audience members will be able to submit questions to the chair throughout the meeting for consideration at the end of each presentation. Some speakers may use this for interactive polls. We also have an ideas feature for you to submit information to the conference organisers for improvements and topics.  For an overview of the system please see https://www.sli.do/features-polls

What is the evening reception?
A major part of the BGS Annual Meetings, the evening reception will allow delegates to network, relax and enjoy over drinks and a light meal. This year's conference evening reception has something for everyone - conference delegates as well as their friends and partners alike! The evening will commence at 18.30 with a short drinks reception and welcome speeches from the President and local hosts. This will be followed by a meal and entertainment for the adventurous. 
Prepaid tickets are required.Tickets are £35 and include 2 drinks per person and a meal. Purchase ticket during your registration. If you are already registered for the educational session and wish to join the dinner, email conferences [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk to purchase your ticket(s).
What is the President's Poster Round

These are the top ten abstracts. They are viewed at the first break of the Thursday of the meeting by the President and one or two other senior researchers (including the VP of Research and academic development, and Age and Ageing abstract editor) depending upon their availability. 

The posters are displayed and labelled as the Presidents Round on poster boards. The President and the team will then walk around each poster with a microphone and ask the authors/presenters questions on their poster to explain to the audience. Each set of questions takes about three minutes and the process is one of support and encouragement. 

Post-event resources

We have started uploading the presentation slides and sometimes video recordings from the conference onto the BGS website.  This is subject to receiving consent from the speakers and takes time to compile and upload.

Only BGS members and delegates can access the slides so you will need to log into your account to access the presentations. Your account is linked with the email address you've provided during registration or with your membership email address if you are a member of the society.

If you cannot remember your password, you can reset it at any time. Any issues, please contact membership [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk

Visit the resources page to access these presentations 3 - 4 weeks after the meeting. Type the meeting title in the search tool if you cannot see the presentations. We also email all delegates when the slides are uploaded.

  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Community geriatric medicine - Long term plan into practice

    09:30 Long term plan

    Martin Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician and National Clinical Director for Older People,

    Manchester Royal Infirmary (MFT) and NHS England


    10:00 Discussion


    10:30 Enhanced Health care in Care Homes

    Dr Jane Halpin – GP in Sunderland


    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People - Current state of frailty in Europe

    09:30 Urgent care of frail older people – what is the situation in Europe?

    Prof Bianca Buurman-van Es, professor of Acute Geriatric Care at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)


    10:00 How to do general medicine in small and medium hospitals

    Dr Louella Vaughan, Senior clinical fellow, Nuffield Trust


    10:30 Platform presentations


    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine - AGILE Rehabilitation for older people living with frailty

    11.30 The role of paramedics in identifying and managing older people with frailty

    Jonathan Green, Lecturer in Paramedic Science, University of Plymouth

    11.50 Supporting older people living with frailty in primary care

    Helen Lyndon, NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow/Nurse Consultant Older People, University of Plymouth/Cornwall Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

    12.10 The meaning of rehabilitation for older people living with frailty

    Alison Cowley, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow and Senior Physiotherapist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

    12.30 Promoting activities of daily living in older inpatients with frailty and dementia

    Lisa Patrick, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow and Occupational Therapist, Nottingham


    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People - Evidence base and quality improvement outcomes

    11.30 Evidence based approaches to ambulatory care for frail older people

    Daniel Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care/General Practitioner, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

    12.00 Quality improvement methods in urgent care for frail older people

    Dr David Hunt, Clinical director for medicine for older people and neurosciences department, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    12.30 Platform presentation and discussion


    Day 1 MDTea Podcast Research 14.00 - 17.00

    I'm interested in MDTea Podcast research - please send me information

    The MDTea podcast faculty are running focus groups to examine how podcasts can be used as an educational tool in professional learning. As technology enhanced learning methods become increasingly mainstream as a form of education, it is important that we also advance understanding of the educational validity and role it plays in post-graduate professional development. All members of the MDT are welcome. To participate please contact thehearingaidpodcasts@gmail.com for a participant information sheet in advance.


    Not interestedin MDTea Podcast

    Day 1 Symposium 13.00 - 14.00 - Ferring Pharmaceuticals

    Yes, attending Ferring Symposium
    Not attending Ferring Symposium

    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine - Developing integration between PCNs and community providers - a road map

    14.00 Achieving shared IT services and data sharing

    between primary and secondary care

    Dr David Atwood, GP Old Farm Surgery, Torbay and

    South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Deputy honorary

    secretary, BGS

    14.30 Primary Care Networks

    Karen Kirkman


    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People - Case Studies

    14.00 Wirral – Acute frailty and cross boundary care

    Dr Cindy Chu, Consultant geriatrician, Wirral University

    Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    14.30 The frailty support team in the New Forest - successes and challenges

    Ms Esther Clift, Consultant practitioner trainee in frailty,

    Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


    Day 1 Session 4 15.30 - 16.30

    Community Geriatric Medicine - Developing integration between PCNs and community providers - a road map

    15.30 Title tba

    Jessie Colquhoun


    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People Service delivery case studies from across UK

    15.30 Geriatric emergency medicine service (GEMS) at

    Weston General Hospital, Weston-Super-Mare

    Dr Rachael Morris-Smith, Frailty doctor and service lead,

    Weston General Hospital

    16.00 Proactive presence of senior therapists in ED at

    Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

    Mr Thomas Edwards, Clinical lead therapist for ED

    and Frailty, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS

    Foundation Trust


    Day 1 Symposium 16.30 - 17.30 UCB Pharma

    Sponsored Symposium UCB Pharma

    Day 2 Run 07.00 - 08.00

    Yes
    No

    Day 2 Policy Breakfast 08.30 - 09.00

    Yes, I will attend Policy Breakfast
    No, I won't attend the Policy Breakfast

    Day 2 All-day Fringe

    Yes, keep me informed about the fringe programme

    Borne from the question “could humanities help us resist the inhumanities of life in hospital?" the fringe explores how the humanities can positively impact on the working lives of geriatricians, the MDT and patients. Make the most of this novel experience alongside the traditional educational content of the conference. The fringe will take place during scheduled breaks in the conference and will include inspiring displays, installations, sessions and activities addressing a wide variety of relevant topics


    No, I won't attend fringe sessions

    Day 2 9.00 - 10.30

    Session A NELA Emergency Laparotomy

    09.00 The latest news from NELA

    Sarah Hare, NELA lead

    09.30 Establishing perioperative geriatric medicine

    services in Oxford

    Shvaita Ralhan and Joanna Hardwick

    10.00 An update on elective geriatric medicine

    and surgical collaboration in Denmark. Data on

    prehabilitation trial in patients with PS1+2

    Prof Ismail Gögenur, Consultant Surgeon, Centre for

    Surgical science, Zealand University Hospital, Denmark


    Session B Research Platforms

    09.00 BGS Rising Star Award for Clinical Quality 2019

    Dr Anna Steel

    09.15 BGS Rising Star Award for research 2019

    Dr Katie Robinson

    09.30 Platform presentations from selected abstracts


    Day 2 12.00 - 13.00

    Session C Infections and Sepsis

    12.00 Sepsis in Older People

    Dr Paul Morgan, Consultant

    intensivist, sepsis and tracheostomy

    lead, and critical care directorate,

    Cardiff and Vale University Local

    Health Board

    12.30 Platform presentations from

    selected abstracts


    Session D Clinical effectiveness

    Best practice presentations on quality improvement and clinical effectiveness research as well as platform presentations from the best submitted abstracts


    Workshop 1 Cultural Diversity at End of Life

    Day 2 Symposium 13.00 - 14.00 Gedeon Richter

    Sponsored Symposium - Gedeon Richter (tbc)

    Day 2 14.00 - 15.00

    Session E UK Association of Academic Geriatric Medicine (UK AAGM) Symposium - Age and Ageing

    14.00 Peter Brock, ST7 Geriatrics, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne speaking on The Age and Ageing Editorial Fellowship


    14.20 James Fisher, Consultant Geriatrician, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Dan Thomas, SpR, Arrowe Park : Academic social media


    14.40 Rowan Harwood, Professor of Palliative and End of Life Care, honorary Consultant Geriatrician, University of Nottingham; Age and Ageing highlights


    Session F Health outcomes that matter to older people

    Asangaedem Akpan

    Consultant Geriatrician & Honorary Associate Professor Aintree University Hospital & University of Liverpool


    Mrs Enid Hoole

    Retired Teacher


    Mrs Justine Shenton

    Sefton Older People’s Forum Coordinator


    Tom Gentry

    AgeUK


    Workshop 1 Cultural Diversity at End of Life

    Day 2 Guest Lecture 15.30 - 16.30

    Guest Lecture - Reclaiming the role of the ‘social’ in the care and support of older people

    Prof Alisoun Milne, Professor of social gerontology and social work, University of Kent


    Day 2 Symposium 16.30 - 17.30 Astellas Pharma

    Day 2 16.30 Sponsored Symposium by Astellas Pharma

    Evening Reception Day 2 Thursday 18.30 - 22.30

    Evening Reception Ticket £35

    18.30 Conference evening reception,

    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.


    Evening Reception ticket + guest dinner ticket £70

    18.30 Conference evening reception,

    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

    Day 3 9.00 - 10.30

    Session G Tissue Viability and Dermatology

    09.00 Negative wound pressure

    therapy

    Kumal Rajpaul

    09.30 Leg ulceration

    Marie Wilson

    10.00 Pressure ulcers and risk

    assessment

    Ms Heidi Sandoz, Tissue viability

    services lead, Hertfordshire

    Community NHS Trust


    Session H Deconditioning

    09.00 End PJParalysis- what is that

    and why is it important

    Ms Ann Marie Riley, deputy chief

    nurse and end PJParalysis champion

    nurse, Emergency Care Intensive

    Support Team

    09.30 Last 1000 days

    Pete Gordon, Senior improvement

    manager

    10.00 Deconditioning syndrome

    awareness

    Dr Amit Arora, Royal Stoke Hospital


    Quality Improvement Workshop

    Undertaking a Quality Improvement project can be hard, particularly to get systematic support. This workshop is designed to support attendees to develop their understanding of the processes involved in quality improvement and seek one to one advice on furthering a project they are working on.


    You will need to have an existing piece of QI work to bring with you and discuss to participate in the workshop.


    We aim to discuss the nature and purpose of quality improvement, the stages of QI methodology, and the steps for ensuring effective QI supervision. We encourage all grades who wish to improve their practice in improving quality. 


    Day 3 11.00 - 12.30

    Session I GI issues in Older People

    11.00 How to interpret LFT in older people and its management

    Stephen Ryder

    11.30 Does your patient really have IBS?’ Or ‘Common GI diagnoses which are rarely considered in the elderly patient’ Jervoise Andreyev

    12.00 Causes and management of diarrhoea

    Dr Sudarshan Kadri


    Session J How to live well with Chronic disease

    11.00 CKD

    Dr Simon Fraser, Associate professor

    of public health, Southampton

    General Hospital

    11.30 Heart Failure

    Dr Shahbaz Roshanzamir, Consultant

    geriatrician, Guys & St Thomas'

    Hospital

    12.00 Arthritis

    Helen Wilson


    Trainees Session

    Day 3 Trevor Howell Guest Lecture 12.30 - 13.30

    Trevor Howell Guest Lecture - Assisted suicide: Belgium experience on issues such as end of life care and assisted dying

    Prof Nele Van Den Noortgate, Head of the geriatric department, University Hospital Ghent and senior lecturer in geriatric

    medicine , University Ghent


    Day 3 Lunch Sessions 13.30 - 14.30

    13.30 Symposia Sponsored by Profile Pharma Complexities, conundrums and courage

    Speaker: Dr Emily Henderson, Academic Consultant Geriatrician, Royal United Hospitals, Bath & Honorary Consultant Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol.

    Lunch will be supplied for the session


    Nurses and AHPs Council Meeting

    A working lunch for BGS members of the Nurses and AHP council


    Lunch only

    I will not attend any lunch time educational sessions


    Day 3 14.30 - 16.00

    Session K Old Age Psychiatry

    14.30 How to handle complex mental health of a frail older patient

    Dr Jayati Das-Munshi, Clinician scientist fellow, senior lecturer, and honorary consultant psychiatrist, Academy of Medical

    Sciences and King’s College London

    15.00 How to do joint training for old age psychiatrist and geriatricians

    Dr Rob Wears, Dr Carly Welch, and Victor Aziz