Scotland Autumn Meeting 2018

Thu 01 November 2018
This meeting has applied for 6 credits of CPD accreditation 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.

Why attend

  • Further attendee’s overall knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in care of older people in core and difficult areas
  • Improve attendee’s skills in the treatment and care of older people
  • Take away new activities and ideas to progress their workplace’s services
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personnel excellence in care of older people

Who should attend

  • Geriatricians – Consultants, SAS grade & SpRs
  • Consultants and SpRs in related specialties
  • CMT & FY Doctors
  • Geriatric medicine specialist nurses
  • GPs and GP Trainees
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Medical Students

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Day Fee (inc VAT)
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
Consultant / GP £50


SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £35 £70
Nurse £25 £50
Allied Health Professional £25 £50
Retired £25 £50
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £25 £50
Medical Student £25 £50
  • Session overview

    Session 1 9.15- 10.30

    Session 1

    09.15 Welcome and housekeeping

    09.20 Biliary disease in the elderly

    Dr Hasnain Jafferbhoy – Consultant Gastroenterologist NHS Fife

    09.45 Heart failure in the elderly

    Dr Mark Francis – Consultant Cardiologist NHS Fife

    10.15 EBM prize winner presentation

    Predicting discharge to Institutional long-term care after Stroke; a Systematic Review and Metaanalysis

    Dr Eilidh Ferguson – Specialty registrar in Geriatric Medicine, West of Scotland

    Session 2 11.10 - 13.00

    Session 2

    11.10 Crystal arthropathy

    Dr Jane Gibson – Consultant Rheumatologist NHS Fife

    11.35 Cognitive Spectrum disorders in the acute hospital and their outcomes

    Prof Emma Reynish – Consultant Geriatrician NHS Lothian and Chair of Dementia Studies, University of Stirling

    12.00 Trainee oral presentations (4 x 10 minute slots + 5 min for questions)

    Session 3 14.00 - 15.15

    New initiatives in the community

    A national overview - Prof Graham Ellis

    GP community fellows frailty project – Dr Nicola Lewthwaite

    High health gain initiative with focus on frailty – Belinda Morgan

    Session 4 14.40 - 16.45

    ‘Know the Score’ – an approach to the deteriorating patient and anticipatory care planning in an acute hospital setting

    Dr Gavin Simpson – Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine NHS Fife

    Dr Kim Steel – Consultant in Palliative Medicine NHS Fife