G4J 2019

Sat 23 November 2019
Geriatrics for Juniors is a one-day conference, designed for Foundation Doctors, Core Medical and GP Trainees and Specialist Nurse Practitioners. It aims to deliver relevant and useful clinical updates in all the main sub-specialties of Geriatric Medicine, in order to improve the standard of care for older patients.

What’s in it for you?

  • A full day of relevant and interesting educational sessions related to Geriatric Medicine
  • Practical and useful updates for your day-to-day practice on the hospital medical wards
  • Session on career choices, CV building, applying to specialty, and the truth about life as a registrar
  • A certificate of attendance for your e-portfolio
  • The opportunity to enter your audits and QUIPs into our CotE Champions poster competition

What will be covered?

  • Front door Geriatrics
  • What happens to older people on ITU
  • Stroke
  • Palliative care for people with dementia
  • Life as a Geri’s reg
  • Assessing capacity in the real world
  • Perioperative care of older people
  • Community Geriatrics
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Bowel and Bladder problems
  • Ask the Medical Reg sessions and a Specialist Nurse Practitioner Forum

Our ‘CotE Champions’ poster competition will be highlighting some of the work our delegates have been doing to improve the standard of care for older patients!

There will also be a ‘World Cafe’ of informal discussions regarding career options, applying to specialty, and tips for improving your clinical practice within the various sub-specialty fields.


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 etc venues Manchester.  We recommend that you book accommodation early to ensure you access the best hotel options and lowest rates. 

Book your accommodation for the G4J 2019 Meeting now

Hotel bookings for G4J Meeting 2019 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
Day Fee (inc VAT)
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
Consultant / GP £55


SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £55 £55
Nurse £55 £55
Allied Health Professional £55 £55
Retired £55 £55
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £55 £55
Medical Student £55 £55


  • Session overview

    Session 1 09.30 - 11.00

    Session 1

    0930 - 1000 Front door Geriatrics

    Lucinda Baldwin

    Consultant Geriatrician, Aintree Hospital, Liverpool

    1000 - 1030 What happens to the older person on ITU?

    Donald Milliken, Consultant Anaesthetist, London

    1030 - 1100 What I wish I knew as a junior doctor about stroke

    Louise Southern, Specialty Trainee Geriatrics, Newcastle upon Tyne

    Session 2 11.20 - 12.35

    Session 2

    1120 - 1150 Palliative Care for people with dementia

    Dan Thomas, Specialty Trainee Geriatrics, Liverpool

    1150 - 1235 Life as a Geriatric Registrar

    Emma Fisken, Christina Page, Chris Taylor, Specialty

    Trainees Geriatrics, North East England

    Session 3 12.35 - 14.00 Lunch including ‘World Cafe’ drop-in sessions, poster viewing, & optional sessions

    Ask a registrar: Being the ‘Med Reg’
    Ask a registrar: Life as a Geriatrics Trainee
    Both "Ask a registrar" sessions
    Older Peoples Fellowship and Quality Improvement Projects for Specialist Nurses

    Session 4 14.00 - 15.30

    Session 3

    1400 - 1430 Assessing capacity in the real world

    Lesley Young, Consultant Geriatrician, Sunderland

    1430- 1500 A Geriatrician's role in perioperative medicine

    Vicky Gibson, Specialty Trainee Geriatrics, Newcastle

    1500 - 1530 Community Geriatrics

    Session 5 15.50 -17.00

    Session 4

    1550-1600 Poster Prize Presentation

    1600- 1630 Parkinson's is not just a movement disorder

    Peter Brock, Specialty Trainee Geriatrics, Newcastle

    1630 - 1700 Decision making in Geriatrics

    Francis Collin, Consultant Geriatrician, Sunderland


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.

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.

How many hours of external CPD will I get?

This meeting has not applied for external CPD from the RCP (London). An attendance certificate will be issued however confirming your attendance and this can be uploaded to your portfolio.

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.


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.

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