Mersey Region Spring Meeting 2021

Live 16 June 2021 13:00 - 16:15 - On Demand until 15 June 2022
This meeting has applied for 3 credits of live CPD credit (expired 15 July 2021) and 3 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 15 June 2022) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
This event is a local forum covering the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. This meeting will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people and is open to attendees from near and far. Although this webinar is being organised by BGS Mersey all healthcare professionals are welcome to register regardless of geographical location.

The BGS Mersey spring meeting 2021 will be delivered virtually via Zoom webinar.

In addition to having access to live and recorded content, participants joining live will have the opportunity to engage with presenters via Q&A and chat.

Who should attend:

  •     Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  •     Researchers into Ageing and Age Related Conditions 
  •     Doctors training in related specialties
  •      GPs with an interest in the care of Older People and GP trainees
  •     Nurses and allied health professionals
    •     Advanced and Specialist practitioners
    •     Consultant Practitioners/Consultant Nurses
  •     Physician Associates
  • Internal Medicine Trainees  (especially those considering a career in geriatric medicine)
  •     Medical, Nursing, Allied Health professional students

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

Post Event Access

This meeting was delivered in Zoom. If you couldn't join live you can watch the sessions on demand for up to 12 months after the live broadcast. You will need to be registered for the meeting and allow up to 10 days post meeting broadcast to access the recording.

Once registered, or if returning please follow the steps below:

  • Look for an email sent titled "Slides Available online"
  • Follow the steps to navigate to the page or copy and paste the URL to open the
  • Make sure you are logged into the BGS site
  • If forgotten your password use the forgot password link.

Each presentation will be available to watch on demand. Scroll up and down the page to view the different presentations 

The RCP will allow you to claim CPD for up to 12 months after the delivery of a meeting, where the archives are accessible as they are in the platform, as distance learning.

If you watch you will need to record this in your CPD diary using the event code and hours but we won’t send a certificate for people who only watch post-event. 

Further information about CPD

Distance Learning

For the 2020/21 CPD year there will be no limit to the number of external credits that can be claimed for distance learning. In addition to the maximum of 10 approved distance learning credits you may add under the ‘Add Approved Entry’ tab, you may also add unlisted distance learning under the ‘Add Self-Certified Entry’ tab under the ‘Distance Learning’ sub-section. You will need to add them as an ‘External Self-Certified Distance Learning, Clinical or Non-Clinical’. Reading articles in online journals and e-libraries that are not approved should still be recorded as personal self certified distance learning. Online mandatory training required by your employer should still be recorded as internal CPD.

Cost to attend

  16th June Non-Member
Day Fee (Inc VAT)

16th June BGS Member
Day Fee (inc VAT)

Senior Doctors: Consultant / GP



SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee/IMT/Foundation Year Doctor

£35 £17.50 
Healthcare Professionals: Nurse Allied Health Professional £35 £17.50 
Retired/ Medical Student £25 £12.50



Moderators: Dr Aude Gatignol and Dr William Wareing

13.00 - 13.15 
Introduction and welcome
Dr Asan Akpan - Consultant Geriatrician Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

13.15 - 13.55 
Silver Trauma
Dr Dan Thomas - Consultant Geriatrician , Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

13.55 - 14.35 
Update on myeloma/MGUS 
Dr Salaheddin Tueger - Consultant Haematologist, Countess of Chester Hospital 

14.35 - 14.50 Break

14.50- 15.30 
Building a stronger BGS community 
Sarah Mistry - Chief Executive, British Geriatrics Society 

15.30 - 16.10
Non PD movement disorder 
Dr Richard Ellis - Consultant Neurologist , The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust 

16.10 - 16.15 
Closing words
Dr Asan Akpan - Consultant Geriatrician Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust