Trainees Weekend 2020

Fri 07 - Sat 08 February 2020
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



Here are some Frequently Asked Questions responses, particularly around family-friendly facilities.

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.


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 the studio...Glasgow.  We recommend that you book accommodation early to ensure you access the best hotel options and lowest rates. 

Book your accommodation for the BGS 2020 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 £120 £60 £240 £120
Nurse £120 £60 £240 £120
Allied Health Professional £120 £60 £240 £120
CMT / Foundation Year Doctor £120 £60 £240 £120
Medical Student £120 £60 £240 £120


  • Session overview

    Day 1 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1: Community geriatrics

    Day 1 Session 2 11.30 - 13.00

    Session 2: Falls and bone health

    Day 1 Session 3 14.00 - 14.45

    Topic 1:Cardiology
    Topic 1: Nutrition

    Day 1 Session 3 14.45 - 15.30

    Topic 2: Polypharmacy
    Topic 2: Continence

    Day 1 Session 4 16.00 - 17.00

    Session 4: Cognitive impairment

    Day 1 Dinner 19.00-22.00

    I would like to attend the dinner
    I will not attend the dinner

    Day 2 Session 1 9.30 - 11.00

    Session 1

    Day 2 Session 2 11.30 - 12.15

    Topic 1: Tone and botox
    Topic 1: Dizziness and vertigo

    Day 2 Session 2 12.15 - 13.00

    Topic 2: Mouthcare
    Topic 2: Research

    Day 2 Session 14.00 - 15.30

    Workshop SCE preparation
    Workshop Consultant interviews

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