Spring Meeting 2022

Live 6-8 Apr 2022 On Demand until 8 Apr 2023
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of live CPD credit (expires 8 May 2022) and 18 credits Distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 8 April 2023) from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
The BGS 2022 Spring Meeting will be now be held as virtual conference. Attendance online only is possible.
Virtual conference: Register to attend online, with access to all the content across the three days for 12 months
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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. The BGS 2022 Spring Meeting is a virtual conference on 6-8 April 2022 for all specialists responsible for the health care of older people. It will present the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in the core areas of care of older people.

Who should attend:

  • Consultants and 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 and Allied Health Professional students

Why participate:

  •     Understand more on the key areas and 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 and socialise with other healthcare professionals over three days

Friday 8 April 12.45 BGS officer panel discussion


Professor David Oliver, who was to have given the Marjory Warren lecture at the Spring Meeting, is unable to do so, owing to Covid. Instead, a panel of senior BGS officers will reflect on healthcare for older people and the opportunities and challenges for the future. If you have a question you would like to ask them in the session on Friday 8th April at 12.45, please send it to Sarah Mistry (ceo [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk) by 31 March


  • Dr Jennifer Burns, BGS President
  • Professor Adam Gordon, BGS President Elect
  • Dr Anne Hendry, BGS Honorary Secretary
  • Dr Esther Clift, BGS Nurse and AHP Council Chair
  • Dr Maggie Keeble, Demitting Chair GeriGPs

To hear about the past, present and future for the specialty, the BGS, workforce, and C-19. 

Free sessions at the Spring Meeting

Do join a free to attend a session if you can't make the full meeting.

Register for free to join in Zoom. 

Age and Ageing collection

Age and Ageing journal has published a collection of papers to accompany the BGS Spring Meeting. Open University Press, the journal's publisher, has made these articles free to access until 20 April 2022.

Cost to attend

  BGS Member
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)
Virtual meeting Fee (inc. VAT)
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions  £180


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

£90 £150
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses) £45 £75
Corporate Representatives £180 £300 


Post Event Access

We understand that you may not be able to tune in to a live-streamed event or webinar as a result of clinical pressures. Therefore, if you view an archived version of a Federation-approved live-streamed event or live webinar within four weeks of it being broadcast you can still claim it as an approved external CPD course. BGS won't send certificates if you watch post event. 

The live CPD codes will be found in the RCP diary.

Watching more than 4 weeks post-broadcast date?

This will be classed by the RCP as distance learning and will be assigned a distance learning code and can be added to the diary as usual distance learning activities would be. 

  • As long as you are registered you can access the event live, or for up to 12 months post-broadcast, via the platform. 
  • The videos are instantly available.
  • You can rewatch content for 12 months if you can’t join them all live.  
  • The RCP will allow you to claim CPD for up to 12 months after the delivery of a meeting where the archives are accessible.  
  • 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 can be found here.

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 selfcertified distance learning. Online mandatory training required by your employer should still be recorded as internal CPD.