Joint BGS, Macmillan and RCR OncoGeriatrics Meeting 2019

Wed 27 - Thu 28 February 2019
This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people with cancer. The two days will include keynote presentations from experts in the field, workshops and plenary sessions demonstrating best practice approaches available. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations which will continue on from this meeting.

Who should attend:

  • Consultants & trainee doctors in geriatric medicine, oncology, haem-oncology, acute/general medicine, palliative care
  • Nurses and allied health care professionals in oncology, geriatric medicine, palliative care, general medicine
  • GPs and GP trainees
  • Doctors training in related specialties
  • Core medical trainees considering a career in oncology, geriatric medicine, palliative care
  • Researchers in oncology, geriatric medicine, palliative care

Conference aims:

  • To bring three organisations together (BGS, RCR and Macmillan) with a unified approach to developing workforce skills around cancer for older people.
  • To provide training and education for healthcare professionals to improve comprehensive clinical care for older people with cancer
  • To facilitate joint understanding between groups of HCPs with different areas of expertise to improve knowledge and multidisciplinary working


OncoGeriatrics Meeting Abstracts

Abstract submissions


Please read the instructions below before preparing your abstract. 
Your abstract must include: 
• A title 
• Names of authors (presenting author to be underlined) 
• Provenance (i.e. place of work) 
• Contact details (including telephone number, fax number and email address) The abstract text should be no longer than 300 words and must be in English. Where possible, please use the four standard sub-headings of: 

Results and 

Abstracts are encouraged for submission and presentation at the meeting. Please click here to submit your abstract before 21st of January 2019 at 17:00

All abstracts are considered by a scientific committee. 

The results of adjudication will be notified to first named authors within two weeks of the closing date. 

If you have any questions please call the abstracts manager on 0207 608 8574 

The current submission deadline is Monday 21st of January 2019 at 17:00


Where can I find guidance on submitting an abstract?

For more details on preparing and submitting an abstract for a BGS meeting please see here


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

Book your accommodation for the BGS Oncogeriactrics Meeting 2019 now

Hotel bookings for British Geriatrics Society Oncogeriatrics 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.

  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 9.00 - 10.45

    Day 1 Session 1

    9.30 Multi-morbidity in cancer care

    10.05 Diabetes care with cancer treatments

    Day 1 Session 2 11.15 - 13.00

    Day 1 Session 2

    11.15 Blood: anaemia and anticoagulation with non-surgical cancer treatments

    11.45 Cardiovascular assessment and care with cancer treatment

    12.20 Complex case Mini-MDT (2 cases per session)

    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    Day 1 Session 3

    14.00 Prehabilitation in non-surgical cancer treatments

    14.30 Rehabilitation after non-surgical cancer treatments

    15.00 Falls and bone health in cancer patients

    Day 1 Session 4 16.00 - 17.15

    Day 1 Session 4

    16.00 De-prescribing in older cancer patients

    16.30 DEBATE: A risk score to decide which older patients to treat is all we need

    Day 2 Session 1 9.00 - 10.45

    Day 2 Session 1

    9.00 Can we improve frailty in older cancer patients?

    9.30 Endocrine complications of cancer treatments

    10.10 Social assessment and interventions to improve cancer care

    Day 2 Session 2 11.15 - 13.00

    Day 2 Session 2

    11.15 Respiratory disease in cancer care

    12.20 Complex case Mini-MDT (2 cases per session)

    Day 2 Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    Day 2 Session 3

    14.00 Delirium, cognitive assessment and decline in cancer care

    14.30 Mental Capacity Assessment and consent in cancer care

    15.00 Management of bladder and bowel during and after cancer treatments

    Day 2 Session 4 16.00 - 16.45

    DEBATE: Cancer services need Geriatric Oncologists not Geriatricians

    16.00 DEBATE: Cancer services need Geriatric Oncologists not Geriatricians