Spring Meeting 2021

Wed 28 - Fri 30 April 2021
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
The 2021 Spring Meeting will be held in association with the Irish Gerontological Society, The meeting will cover core competencies such as Dementia and related mental health topics, have a focus on innovations in digital health and explore acute stroke medicine. It will also be a forum for the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in healthcare 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.

Who should attend:

  •     Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  •     Researchers into Ageing and Age Related Conditions 
  •     Doctors training in related specialties
  •     GPs with an Extended Role in Older People and GP trainees
  •     Nurses and allied health professionals
    •     Advanced and Specialist practitioners
    •     Consultant Practitioners/Consultant Nurses
  •     Physician Associates
  • Internal Medicine Trainees  (especially those considering a career in geriatric medicine)
  •     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
  •     Attend small group workshop sessions
  •     Network & socialise with other healthcare professionals over 3 days

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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



  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Dementia and Related Disorders SIG
    Major Trauma

    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Dementia and Related Disorders SIG National policy and role of digital
    Major Trauma

    Day 1 Symposium 13.00 - 14.00

    Yes, attending lunchtime Symposium
    No, not attending Symposium

    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Dementia and Related Disorders SIG
    Major Trauma

    Day 1 Session 4 15.30 - 16.30

    Dementia and Related Disorders SIG
    Major Trauma

    Day 1 Symposium 16.30 - 17.30

    16.30 Yes, attending the sponsored symposium
    16.30 No, not attending the sponsored symposium

    Day 2 Run 07.00 - 08.00

    Yes I will join the run
    No I won't join the run

    Day 2 Session 1 9.00 - 10.30

    Session A Association of Academic Geriatric Medicine (AAGM) symposium
    Session B Digital Health

    Day 2 Session 2 12.00 - 13.00

    Session C Research Sessions

    Platform presentations selected from submitted abstracts

    Session D Renal Transplants

    Day 2 Symposium 13.00 - 14.00

    Sponsored symposium

    Day 2 Session 3 14.00 - 15.00

    Session E Medicines Optimisation in care homes
    Session F Biology of Ageing Heart Failure
    Workshop 1 How to get started in research

    Day 2 Guest Lecture 15.30 - 16.30

    Marjory Warren Guest Lecture

    Evening Reception Day 2 Thursday 18.30 - 22.30

    Evening Reception Ticket £35

    Belfast City Hall

    Evening Reception ticket + guest dinner ticket £70

    Belfast City Hall

    I will not attend the evening reception

    Day 3 Session 1 9.00 - 10.30

    Session G Anxiety
    Session H Clinical Quality Session

    Platform presentations from submitted abstracts

    Day 3 Session 2 11.00 - 12.30

    Session I Ageism
    Session K 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.

    Session J – Mini Updates

    Day 3 Guest Lecture 12.30 - 13.30

    Guest Lecture

    Day 3 Lunch Sessions 13.30 - 14.30

    13.30 Sponsored symposia

    Lunch will be supplied for the session

    Nurses and AHPs Networking Lunch
    Lunch only

    I will not attend any other lunch time sessions

    Day 3 Session 3 14.30 - 16.00

    Session J Stroke