Spring Meeting 2019

Date(s)
Wed 10 - Fri 12 April 2019
Credits
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College Of Physicians (RCP)

Spring Meeting Abstracts

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Abstract Results

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Abstracts presented elsewhere

From biogerontology to stroke, the British Geriatrics Society features research and clinical quality studies on all topics related to ageing and healthcare delivery for older people at its bi-annual scientific meetings. We invite you to submit an abstract of your work and if this is accepted, you will be able to showcase your work in the form of a poster. Some abstracts may be selected for platform presentations.

The current submission deadline was 12th  December 2018 at 17:00. Submissions are now closed. If you would like to display work presented at another conference please contact scientificofficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk 

Abstract Submission

From biogerontology to stroke, the British Geriatrics Society features research and clinical quality studies on all topics related to ageing and healthcare delivery for older people at its bi-annual scientific meetings. We invite you to submit an abstract of your work and if this is accepted, you will be able to showcase your work in the form of a poster. Some abstracts may be selected for platform presentations.

The current submission deadline was 12th  December 2018 at 17:00. Submissions are now closed. If you would like to display work presented at another conference please contact scientificofficer [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk 

Accommodation

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

Book your accommodation for the BGS Spring 2019 Meeting now

Hotel bookings for British Geriatrics Society Spring 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

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BGS Member
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£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

    Day 2 Evening Reception 18.30 - 22.00

    Evening Reception - £35
    Evening Reception Ticket + Guest Ticket £70

    Day 1 Session 1 09.30 - 11.00

    Dementia End of life care dementia and delirium

    09:30 End of life care in dementia

    Prof Rowan Harwood, Professor of Palliative and End of Life Care, honorary Consultant Geriatrician, University of Nottingham

    10:00 Applying the evidence for better delirium care at the end of life

    Prof Meera Agar, Professor of Palliative Medicine, IMPACCT

    University of Technology Sydney and President, Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine


    10:30 SEEDs and MOOCs - supporting family carers of people with advanced dementia towards end of life

    Dr Marie Poole, Research associate, Newcastle University


    Frailty and Sarcopenia Frailty across primary and secondary care

    09.30 Welcome


    09.35 Frailty and cognitive impairment – interventions to interrupt the vicious cycle

    Dr Thomas Jackson, Consultant geriatrician, University of Birmingham


    10.00 Frailty in primary care - interventions and models in primary care

    Dr Liz Lawn, Clinical Director, Locality Hubs, CSH Surrey

    10.30 Platform presentation: Outcomes of Frailty in Rural Tanzania

    Emma Grace Lewis


    10.45 Platform presentation: Reduced baseline inflammation may be associated with greater acute declines in muscle mass following elective colorectal surgery

    Carly Welch


    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Dementia and Delirium Management in care homes

    11.30 Living through an episode of delirium


    12.00 Developing Nursing practice in care homes

    Mr Derek Barron, Director of care, Erskine


    12.30 CHARMS: promoting movement and activity in care homes

    Dr Alison Dawson, Research Fellow, University of Stirling


    Frailty and Sarcopenia Frailty across primary and secondary care

    11.30 National Frailty Policy: where is NHS England Headed?

    Martin Vernon, Consultant Geriatrician, Manchester Royal Infirmary and National Clinical Director for Older People

    NHS Engand


    12.00 Moving from frailty to resilience

    Prof John Gladman, Professor of the Medicine of Older People, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust


    12.30 Platform presentation: Reduced baseline inflammation may be associated with greater acute declines in muscle mass following elective colorectal surgery

    Carly Welch


    12.45 Platform presentation; Effect of allopurinol on skeletal muscle phosphocreatine recovery rate and physical function in older people with impaired physical function - a randomised controlled trial

    Prof Miles Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University


    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Dementia Research abstracts

    14.00 Profile of fragility fracture in acute dementia patients in the hospital setting

    Inderpal Singh

    14.15

    "Sit down Mrs Jones!" Stories of (im)mobility from people affected by dementia on an acute medical unit

    Pippa Collins


    14.30 What are the factors that cause dehydration among those over the age of 65 years in bed-based care settings? Merin Thomas

    14.45 Delirium is prevalent in older adults admitted to UK hospitals and is associated with adverse outcomes: results of a national study on World Delirium Assessment Day

    GeM Research UK


    Frailty and Sarcopenia Sarcopenia across primary and secondary care

    14.00 Prescribing, polypharmacy and muscle function – tipping the balance

    Prof Miles Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University & Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


    14.30 Nutritional interventions for sarcopenia – what’s the evidence?

    Sian Robinson, AGE Research Group

    Newcastle University


    Day 1 Session 4 15.30 - 16.30

    Dementia - Dementia curriculum

    15.30 Update on Delirium Curriculum

    Dr Claire L Copeland, Clinical Director Ageing and Health, Forth Valley Royal Hospital & VP Workforce, BGS


    16.00 Current Dementia Curriculum

    Dr Robert Wears, Consultant Geriatrican, University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and VP Education, BGS


    Frailty and Sarcopenia - Sarcopenia across primary and secondary care

    15.30 Exercise interventions – what’s the evidence?

    Dr Carolyn Greig, Reader in Musculoskeletal Ageing and Health, University of Birmingham


    16.00 Treating sarcopenia with resistance exercise – towards scalable, successful interventions in the clinic and the community

    Mel Chawner, Consultant Physiotherapist for Frailty, Petersfield Community Hospital, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

    and

    Prof Miles Witham, Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University & Honorary Professor, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg


    Day 1 Symposium 16.30 - 17.30

    Sponsored Symposium Vifor Pharma

    Wednesday Social Programme

    Walking Tour
    None of the above

    Day 2 Conference Run

    Yes, I'm in for the run
    No, I'm not in for the run

    Day 2 Session 1 09.00 - 10.30

    Session A AAGM symposium: the potential of big data in geriatric medicine

    09.00 The potential of big data research to geriatric medicine

    Prof Ronan Lyon, Health Data Research UK research director, Swansea University


    09.15 What is the effectiveness of home modifications on reducing falls?

    Dr Joe Hollinghurst, Data scientist and research officer, Swansea University


    09.25 What is the optimal blood pressure in older people with frailty?

    Dr Oly Todd, Doctoral research fellow, University of Leeds


    09.35 Atrial fibrillation and clinical outcomes in frailty

    Dr Chris Wilkinson, MD student, University of Leeds


    09.45 Predicting care home admission after hospitalisation: challenges and opportunities

    Dr Jenni Burton, SCREDS clinical lecturer and ST3 in geriatric medicine, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, University of Glasgow


    09.55 What is the socio-economic profile of people approaching end of life?

    Iain Atherton and Dr Anna Schneider, Research fellow, Edinburgh Napier University and Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland


    10.05 What are the roles of cohort vs. routine data in geriatric medicine?

    Dr Richard Dodds, Intermediate clinical fellow and honorary consultant geriatrician, NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre


    10.15 Panel Discussion


    Session B Diabetes and Endocrinology

    09.00 Hyponatraemia - the ignored geriatric giant?


    09.30 CPR for Feet

    Mr Duncan Stang, National diabetes foot co-ordinator, NHS Lanarkshire


    10.00 Managing Diabetes Nearer the End of Life

    Dr Kenneth McHardy, Retired consultant diabetologist, NHS Grampian


    Day 2 Session 2 12.00 - 13.00

    Session C Quality End of Life care for frail Older People

    12.00 How can acute based healthcare learn from palliative care, and vice versa?

    Dr Aoife Gleeson, Palliative Care Consultant, ABUHB


    12.20 How can palliative care learn from acute based healthcare?

    Rowan Harwood, Professor of Palliative and End of Life Care, honorary Consultant Geriatrician, University of Nottingham


    12.40 Discussion


    Session D Research Platforms

    12.00 Community Screening for Frailty in Older Adults: A Comparison of 3 Frailty Instruments

    Ying Jun Lim


    12.12 Does frailty affect the association between falls and independence?

    Oliver Todd


    12.24 Peri-operative Enhanced Recovery hip FracturE Care of paTiEnts with Dementia (PERFECTED)-Cluster Randomised Control Trial.

    Professor Chris Fox


    12.36 Profile and clinical outcomes of patients admitted to an emergency frailty unit.

    Inderpal Singh


    12.48 The Canterbury Community Rehabilitation, Enablement and Support Team (CREST) service: A novel service to support wellbeing and independence in the community.

    Claire Heppenstall


    Day 2 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Session E Quality end of life care for frail older people

    14.00 End of life care for older people living with frailty

    Dr Maggie Keeble, Care home general practitioner and

    clinical lead for ICOPE Worcestershire, Co-Chair GeriGP group

    14.20 Age attuned palliative care- lessons from the community

    Caroline Nicholson, Senior Clinical lecturer, St Christopher’s Hospice/King’s College London


    14.40 Approaches and Evidence Base (Amber Care Bundle)

    Dr Adrian Hopper, Consultant geriatrician, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust


    Session F Surgery in Older People

    14.00 The Elf Study

    Dr Susan Moug, Consultant surgeon and honorary clinical associate professor, Royal Alexandra Hospital


    14.20 Surgical innovation in the Older Person, what I do differently in the older frail surgical procedure

    Kathryn McCarthy, Colorectal surgeon, North Bristol Trust


    14.40 How I set up my service; Reflections from Salford

    Dr Arturo Vilches Moraga, Consultant Geriatrician and Physician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust


    Workshop 1 Trainees How to prepare for your consultant interview

    Dr Siobhan Lewis, Consultant Geriatrian, University Hospital of Wales

    Dr Robert Wears, Consultant Geriatrican, University Hospitals of Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and VP Education, BGS

    and Dr Stephen Lim, Clinical research fellow, University of Southampton


    Day 2 Guest Lecture 15.30 - 16.30

    Guest Lecture

    The persistent inflammation, immunosuppression and catabolism syndrome: The Journey from sepsis to chronic critical illness and “induced frailty”

    Prof Scott Brakenridge, Assistant professor of surgery, Acute care surgery team, UF Health


    Day 2 Symposium 3 16.30 - 17.30

    Sponsored Symposium - Abbott Nutrition

    Day 3 Session 1 09.00 - 10.30

    Session G Movement Disorders

    09.00 Current therapeutics of PD

    Prof Carl Clarke, Professor of clinical neurology and honorary consultant neurologist, University of Birmingham and Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust


    09.30 The role of Ghrelin in Parkinson’s

    Dr Alwena Morgan, Biochemistry Lecturer, Swansea University School of Medicine


    09.50 Neuroimaging in Parkinsons

    Stefan Schwarz Consultant Neuroradiologist Cardiff University Hospitals


    10.10 The Parkinson’s clinic – a 20 year journey

    Dr Chris Thomas, Consultant Geriatrician, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


    10.20 Role of complex Parkinson’s clinic

    Dr Sandip Raha, Movement disorder specialist, Princess of Wales Hospital


    Session H Clinical Effectiveness

    09.00 Experience of a QI Project

    Ms Lucy Lewis, Consultant practitioner trainee frailty and older people, Health Education England South and Mr Carl Adams, Clinical specialist neuro physiotherapist and Engagement lead for Academy of Research and Improvement, Solent NHS Trust


    09.30 QI methods and approaches

    Dr John Dean, Clinical director for quality improvement and patient safety, Royal College of Physicians


    10.00 MDTea Trolley: A Multidisciplinary teaching to improve knowledge and confidence in recognising and managing delirium.

    Jonathan Downing


    10.15 Falls Response Service: A Novel Multidisciplinary Approach Improving Patient-centred Care Following an Acute Fall

    Ryan McGavock


    Workshop 2 Technology and Loneliness in Older People

    Dr Eiman Kanjo, Associate professor, mobile sensing and data science, Nottingham Trent University


    Dr Jordan Abdi, Foundation doctor, Imperial College London


    Day 3 Session 2 11.00 - 12.30

    Session I Falls and Postural Stability

    11.00 The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF)

    Dr Julie Whitney, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, KCL 11.30 Inpatient falls, clinical outcomes and quality initiatives to minimise the risk

    Dr Inderpal Singh, Consultant geriatrician and honorary senior lecturer, Cardiff University and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


    12.00 Preventing falls in the community - results of the Pre-FIT study

    Prof Sallie Lamb, Professor of Rehabilitation, University of Warwick


    Session J Education

    11.00 Shape of Training – impact for the trainers

    Dr John Butler, Training Programme Director South Wales


    12.00 Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) Framework

    Dr Gwyn Grout, Independent consultant nurse


    Trainees Session

    Day 3 Guest Lecture 12.30 - 13.15

    Guest Lecture

    John Appleby, Director of Research and Chief Economist

    Visiting professor City University and Imperial College, London


    Day 3 Session 4 14.30 - 16.00

    Session K Stroke

    14.30 The Neuroanatomy of Cerebrovascular Disease

    Dr Tom Hughes, Consultant neurologist and stroke physician, University Hospital of Wales


    15.00 Blood Pressure and May Measurement Month

    Barry McDonnell, Reader in Cardiovascular Physiology at Cardiff Metropolitan University.


    15.30 Update on Ischaemic Stroke

    Yaqoob Bhat, Clinical Director stroke medicine, ABUHB


    16.00 Update on Haemorrhagic Stroke

    Dr Bella Richard, Consultant COTE/Stroke, Nevill Hall hospital