Spring Meeting 2021

Live 28 - 30 April 2021 - On Demand until 30 April 2022
This meeting has applied for 15 credits of live CPD credit (expires 30 May 2021) and 15 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 30 April 2022) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
The 2021 Spring Meeting will be held in association with the Irish Gerontological Society. The meeting will be an opportunity to hear about the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in the healthcare of older people. It will be an opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary year of the pandemic, the effect COVID has had on the older population, and the implications for NHS and social care staff across acute, primary and community care. This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people. It will particularly focus on dementia and related mental health topics, on innovations in digital health, and on acute stroke medicine.

Abstracts and posters

To view the abstract book for this meeting please click here.
To see the posters please click here.
Alternatively, use the links on the sidebar of this page. 

To adapt to the current world, BGS meetings are being delivered virtually

Participants can expect the same high-quality educational content as in a face-to-face meeting, and there will be opportunities for virtual delegates to network before, during and after each meeting. Participants joining live will be able to engage with presenters and sponsors through interactive activities during the session, as well as through 1-to-1 video calls, group calls and chats. Recordings of the presentations will be accessible post-event.

Participants will attend via Swapcard which provides simple access via web browser, tablet or phone. A browser other than Internet Explorer (IE) needs to be used.

Click here to find out how to participate in our vitual conferences and navigate the online platform.

Who should register

The meeting will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in geriatric medicine and healthcare of older people

  • Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  • SAS Grade Doctors – Specialist and Associate Specialists
  • 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 profession
  • Advanced and Specialist practitioners
  • Consultant Practitioners/Consultant Nurses
  • Internal Medicine Trainees  (especially those considering a career in geriatric medicine)
  • Physician Associates
  • 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
  •     Network & socialise with other healthcare professionals over 3 days

Post Event Access

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

  • Login to the Swapcard platform.  If not received already logged in can you visit login.swapcard.com 
  • Follow the steps to login  
    • If forgotten your password use the forgot password link. When prompted, write the email address you provided when registering for the event. On the password page, click 'Send me a magic link'. You will be emailed a login link from the address hello [at] swapcard [dot] com. Check your spam folder if you don’t appear to receive the link.  
    • Use the button “Programme” to access recording  
    • See this video on how to navigate to see the recordings https://vimeo.com/460635161/6dfbcde2f6 
    • Once in Swapcard, click on programme and then into the session you want to watch.
    • When in the session page the video will start playing automatically 
  • 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 virtual event

  BGS or IGS Member
Full meeting (inc. VAT)
BGS or IGS Member
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
Full meeting (inc. VAT)
Day Fee (inc. VAT)
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions £190/ €220.50


£266/€309 £98/€114

Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers)

£97.50/ €113 £40/€46.50 £136.50/ €158.50 £56/€65
Retired member/ Student/ Foundation Year £70/ €81 £30// €35 £98/€114 £42/€49
Corporate Representatives £190/ €220.50 £70/€81 £266/€309 £98/€114

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 24 Feb 2021
** IGS members will need to enter a discount code during registration supplied by the IGS
*** Conference fee is in Pounds sterling ( £). Euro rates may vary

In association with the IGS

This meeting is being held in association with the Irish Gerontological Society. IGS members can register at discounted rates - please check communications from the IGS for details.