The BGS Spring meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care of older people. Our ageing population is stimulating extensive NHS service redesign to deal with the challenge of caring for larger numbers of older people both in and out of hospitals. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people.

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Who should attend:

  •     Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  •     Researchers in geriatric medicine
  •     Doctors training in related specialties
  •     GPs wsi in Older People and GP trainees
  •     Nurses and allied health professionals
  •     Core medical trainees considering a career in geriatric medicine

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

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Full meeting (inc. VAT)
BGS Member
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
Full meeting (inc. VAT)
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions £380


£532 £196

Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions

£195 £80 £273 £112

Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers)

£195 £80 £273 £112
Retired member/ Student/ Foundation Year £140 £60 £12 £84
Corporate Representatives £380 £140 £532 £196
Conference Reception on Thursday Evening
All tickets cost £35




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 Manchester University.  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 Meeting 2020 now

Hotel bookings for British Geriatrics Society Meetings 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.


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.

Calling medical students to volunteer

Calling all Medical Students - Volunteers required for Geriatric Medicine Conference in Manchester 1-3 April 2020.

We are looking for up to 10 volunteer Medical Students for each day of the meeting, who are interested in or considering a career in Geriatric Medicine, to assist in the daily running of the event.

Interested candidates should email registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk with their interest to support, information on which dates they can attend and an idea of how much their travel and accommodation might be.


The meetings run from Wednesday 09.00 until Friday 16.30. Responsibilities will include assisting with registration, greeting & directing attendees to key points, providing microphone support during Q & A sessions in presentations. Other duties may be expected in addition to these key activities.


Contact with current geriatric healthcare professionals, reasonable travel costs reimbursed & subsistence at the event.

Certificate of contribution for CV/portfolio

Contact details

registrations [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk or Julie Gaudreau on (+44) 0203 7476940.

Nurses and AHP session Friday lunchtime

The Nurses and AHPs Council welcomes any nurses or AHPs to attend a lunchtime meeting to hear about the work of the council and meet with like-minded colleagues. There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to talk informally with other clinicians about the BGS’s work and learn how you can become more involved with improving healthcare for older people.

What is the Trainees Session?

This session is organised by the Trainees' Council for those in training grades. All registrars, clinical fellows, IMT/CMT and foundation year doctors are invited to attend. There will be educational presentations as well as an update from trainees' council, and results of the recent elections for officer posts.

What is the President's Poster Round?

These are the top ten abstracts. They are viewed at the first break of the Thursday of the meeting by the President and one or two other senior researchers (including the VP of Research and academic development, and Age and Ageing abstract editor) depending upon their availability. 

The posters are displayed and labelled as the Presidents Round on poster boards. The President and the team will then walk around each poster with a microphone and ask the authors/presenters questions on their poster to explain to the audience. Each set of questions takes about three minutes and the process is one of support and encouragement. 

What is the evening reception?

A major part of the BGS Annual Meetings, the evening reception will allow delegates to network, relax and enjoy over drinks and a light meal. This year's conference evening reception has something for everyone - conference delegates as well as their friends and partners alike! The evening will commence at 18.30 with a short drinks reception and welcome speeches from the President and local hosts. This will be followed by a meal and entertainment for the adventurous. 

Prepaid tickets are required. Tickets are £35 and include 2 drinks per person and a meal. Purchase ticket during your registration. If you are already registered for the educational session and wish to join the dinner, email conferences [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk to purchase your ticket(s).

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

Post-event resources

We have started uploading the presentation slides and sometimes video recordings from the conference onto the BGS website.  This is subject to receiving consent from the speakers and takes time to compile and upload.

Only BGS members and delegates can access the slides so you will need to log into your account to access the presentations. Your account is linked with the email address you've provided during registration or with your membership email address if you are a member of the society.

If you cannot remember your password, you can reset it at any time. Any issues, please contact membership [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk.

Visit the resources page to access these presentations 3 - 4 weeks after the meeting. Type the meeting title in the search tool if you cannot see the presentations. We also email all delegates when the slides are uploaded.

How many hours of external CPD will I get?

This meeting has applied for external CPD from the RCP (London) and will carry 18 hours  for the whole meeting (6 per day).

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 within two weeks of 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 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.