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.

LATE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS ONE WEEK ONLY

There will be no further extensions. Final deadline is 26th June 2019. Please submit to: https://bgsabstracts.ascensiondesign.co.uk

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

Call for content for BGS Fringe 2019

The Fringe is a one day long series of displays, exhibitions, talks and workshops exploring the creative practices of members to compliment their work in geriatric medicine. It will be part of the BGS Autumn Meeting 2019 in Leicester and will take place on 8 November 2019. For more information read the BGS Blogs Why the BGS Fringe? and Return of the BGS Fringe.

Submit your session ideas to fringe [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk by 1 August 2019 if you'd like to lead a workshop within BGS Fringe 2019.

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

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.

How can I register?

Registrations are still being accepted online until the day of the meeting. Please click the button at the top right handside 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

Cancellations

If you have already registered, and can't attend the meeting now, 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.

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

 

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

 

 

  • Session overview

    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 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Community geriatric medicine
    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People

    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine
    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People

    Day 1 MDTea Podcast Research 14.00 - 17.00

    I'm interested in MDTea Podcast research - please send me information
    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 GeriGPs
    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People

    Day 1 Session 4 15.30 - 16.30

    Community Geriatric Medicine
    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People

    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 08.00 - 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 Session 1 9.00 - 10.30

    Session A NELA Emergency Laparotomy

    09.00 The latest news from NELA

    Dave Murray & Sarah Hare, Consultant Anaesthetist, Medway Maritime Hospital


    09.30 Establishing geriatric medicine services for emergency general surgical patients

    Catherine Meilak and Anna Whittle


    09.50 An update on elective geriatric medicine/surgical collaboration in Denmark- Data on prehabilitation trial in patients with PS1+2.

    Professor Ismail Gögenur, Center for Surgical Science, Zealand University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark


    10.15 Discussion


    Session B Research Platforms

    Rising Star Awards

    Platform presentations from submitted abstracts


    Day 2 Session 2 12.00 - 13.00

    Session C Infections and Sepsis
    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 Session 3 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

    Day 2 Symposium 16.30 - 17.30 Astellas Pharma

    Day 2 16.30 Sponsored Symposium by Astellas Pharma

    Day 3 Session 1 9.00 - 10.30

    Session G Tissue Viability and Dermatology
    Session H Deconditioning

    EndPJParalysis- what is that and why is it important:

    Ann Marie Riley, deputy chief nurse, end PJParalysis champion nurse and

    Emergency Care Intensive Support Team (ECIST)


    Last 1000 days:

    Pete Gordon, Senior Improvement Manager

    Deconditioning syndrome awareness:

    Amit Arora, Royal Stoke Hospital


    Quality Improvement Workshop

    This workshop is designed to support attendees to develop their understanding of the processes involved in quality improvement and seek advice on getting started or furthering a project they are working on. 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. If you have a piece of QI work to discuss please bring it with you.


    Day 3 Session 2 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, previously a GP but is now a Public Health Consultant with an academic appointment at University of Southampton. (confirmed)


    11.30 Heart Failure

    Shahbaz Roshanzamir, Consultant Geriatrician, Guys & St Thomas' Hospital (confirmed)


    12.00 COPD

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis,

    Louise Stanley, physiotherapist

    British Lung Foundation (invited)


    Trainees Session

    Day 3 Trevor Howell Guest Lecture 12.30 - 13.30

    Trevor Howell Guest Lecture - Medical Assistance in Dying for older people: the experience and challenges in Belgium

    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 Session 4 14.30 - 16.00

    Session K Old Age Psychiatry