Spring Meeting 2021

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.


Results for abstracts will be available from 26 March 2021. If you submitted an abstract you will be emailed when available.

To adapt to the current world, BGS meetings will be 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 who provides simple access via web browser, tablet or phone. A browser other than Internet Explorer (IE) needs to be used. Found out how to participate in our vitual conferences and navigate the online platform.

Registration fees are being reduced by 50%, and travel and accommodation costs will not be incurred. Register early to take advantage of the early-bird discount.

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

Joint with the IGS

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

Fringe: The healing arts.

As clinicians, we are aware of the complex interplay between physical, psychological, and social aspects of illness and health. And yet when the pressure of work is intense we sometimes neglect our own wellbeing. 

This past year has presented the greatest challenge most of us have faced in our professional lives and we have had to look closer to home for ways to protect our own wellbeing.  For some it is exercise, for others it is creative pursuits that help us deal with the complex emotional and psychological pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Some of us find joy or solace in the beauty of a poem or piece of music.  For others, only physical exercise can calm our mind and bring peace.  As we come together for our second virtual conference we would like you to share your creativity and help us to connect with each other, to share not just knowledge but also our humanity.

Whatever it is you do - singing, playing, baking, building, growing, knitting, sewing, painting, reading, writing, running, cycling… the list is endless, upload/send a short video/photo or document here and BGS will do the rest.  The clips will be curated and linked together to form a video that will be available on-demand to watch during the conference, between clinical sessions when you have a moment to relax and revive.

Upload your contribution here
Deadline for contributions: April 16th


You can upload your own activities in the broad categories.

  • Literature  - good reads, poems, inspiring works
  • Audio visual Media – cinema greats and premieres, podcasts, playlists
  • Exercise and movement – share your personal physical achievements, suggest new activities and motivational tips
  • Arts and crafts – Covering painting, sculpture,

All contributions, large or small are welcome. For those curious, please review the programme in advance and plan your participation. Join in with the live sessions, chat or simply observe.

We plan for a return of some of the old favourites such as the “Film Club” and “Book club”, but welcome new suggestions as well



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