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

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.

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 Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    Community Geriatric Medicine GeriGPs
    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People

    Day 1 Session 4 16.00 - 17.00

    Community Geriatric Medicine
    Frailty and Urgent Care of Older People

    Day 1 Symposium 17.00 - 18.00

    Sponsored Symposium UCB Pharma

    Day 2 Run 07.00 - 08.00

    Yes
    No

    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

    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


    Day 2 Symposium 13.00 - 14.00

    Sponsored Symposium - Gedeon Richter (tbc)

    Day 2 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Session E AAGM Symposium
    Session F Factors affecting health status

    Asan Akpan, Consultant Geriatrician, Aintree University Hospital (confirmed)


    Tom Gentry, Age UK (confirmed)


    Workshop 1 Trainees Session

    Day 2 Guest Lecture 15.30 - 16.30

    Guest Lecture

    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


    Workshop 2

    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 - Belgium experience of end of life care and assisted dying

    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


    Day 3 Session 4 14.30 - 16.00

    Session K Old Age Psychiatry