Trainees’ Weekend 2019

This annual 2 day weekend meeting is built around the current curriculum needs and experiences of junior doctors training for a career in geriatric Medicine.

Who should attend:

The meeting will be of benefit to all registrars training in geriatric medicine, and is targeted at them.

It may also benefit other specialist trainees who will come into regular contract with older people and are interested in the specialty:

  • Registrars in Geriatric Medicine & General Internal Medicine
  • Junior doctors training in related specialties
  • GP trainees
  • 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 all main areas of the geriatrics curriculum, & the latest scientific research from experienced British Geriatrics Society members and elected officers
  • Opportunity to sit mock SCE exam or attend practice consultant interviews with experienced interviewers
  • Small group sessions to target lesser covered curriculum area
  • Network & socialise with other trainees, consultants and other healthcare professionals over 2 days


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 etc venues, Birmingham.  We recommend that you book accommodation early to ensure you access the best hotel options and lowest rates. 

Book your accommodation for the BGS 2019 Trainees' Weekend now

Hotel bookings for British Geriatrics Society Trainees Weekend 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

  BGS Member
Full meeting (Inc VAT) 
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
Full meeting (Inc VAT)
Day Fee (Inc VAT)
SAS Grade / StR / GP Trainee £90 £50 £180 £125
Nurse £90 £50 £180 £125
Allied Health Professional £90 £50 £180 £125
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £90 £50 £180 £125
Medical Student £90 £50 £180 £125
Dinner £35


  • Session overview

    Saturday Dinner Ticket

    Dinner ticket £35
    Dinner ticket + guest dinner ticket £70
    No dinner ticket required

    Day 1 Session 1 9.00 - 10.45

    Comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) in practice

    Day 1 Session 2 11.15 - 13.00


    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 15.30

    Workshops Research
    Workshops Continence
    Workshops Sensory disturbance

    Day 1 Session 4 16.00 - 17.00

    Movement disorders

    Day 2 Session 1 9.00 - 11.00

    Surgical liaison

    Day 2 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Workshop Musculoskeletal
    Workshop Falls prevention – what we know and what we don’t
    Workshop Leadership

    Day 2 Session 14.00 - 15.30

    Workshop SCE preparation
    Workshop The new consultant
    Workshop Debate