2024 Spring Meeting

Live 22 - 24 May 2024, On demand to 24 May 2025
This meeting has applied for 18 credits of live CPD credit (expires 24 June 2024) and 18 credits distance learning CPD accreditation (expires 24 May 2025) with RCP (London)
The BGS Spring meeting will cover the latest scientific research and the best clinical practice in care 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.

Flexible attendance options & registration fees for 2024: In person or online

There is no difference in registration fees for in person and online meeting attendance. The registration fee provides access to the conference or online platform for the days you are registered. On demand viewing post event will be limited to the days for which you have registered and paid.

There is a flexible transfer from in person to online attendance as clinical service and life balance require. Please check our FAQs first for any queries you may have about attendance or on demand watching.

Programme themes:

This conference will cover core areas of interest to all specialists responsible for the health care of older people with a particular focus on:

  • Dementia and nutrition
  • Continence
  • Prescribing at end of life
  • Respiratory diseases and the ageing lung
  • Syncope and falls
  • A journey through the ageing gut
  • Tissue viability
  • Education and training
  • Quality improvement
  • Research
  • Workforce
Plus keynote presentations from Professor Andy Elder on AI:The Artificial Geriatrician and Professor Janet Lord.

Call for abstracts:

The deadline has passed! It was 5pm Friday, 16 February 2024 - sorry but you can submit to other BGS conferences here.

Who should attend:

  • All consultants, nurses and allied health care professionals with an interest in healthcare of older people
  • Especially those working in
    • geriatric medicine
    • acute/general medicine
    • frailty
  • GPs with an extended role in older people and GP trainees
  • Advanced and specialist practitioners
  • Consultant practitioners/consultant nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician associates
  • Internal medicine trainees especially those considering an oncology, geriatric medicine, palliative care specialty
  • Medical, nursing, allied health professional students
  • Researchers into ageing and age-related conditions

About the speakers

KEYNOTE: Thursday 23 May 2024
Professor Janet Elder
Guest Lecturer

Professor Janet Lord

Professor of Immune Cell Biology, Director of the MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research University of Birmingham

Janet Lord is the Director of the MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and Professor of Immune Cell Biology.

Her research focuses on the dysregulation of immunity in old age, in particular the decline in neutrophil function and how this compromises the response to infection and tissue injury. She aims to understand the mechanism involved and to develop novel therapies to improve immunity in older adults.

KEYNOTE: Friday 24 May 2024
Professor Andrew Elder
Marjory Warren Guest Lecturer

Professor Andrew Elder

Consultant Physician, NHS Fife and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh.

As an NHS consultant in Medicine for Older People for twenty-eight years to date, he is first and foremost a clinician. He sees the doctor’s role in patient care as a privilege, believe that the teaching of medicine is a vital part of a professional life and that the traditional attributes of the physician, such as compassion, communication and clinical competence, remain paramount. The focus of his work outside clinical care has been Medical Education

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

Grants to attend: In person or online

Members in Category B, C and D are now eligible to apply for a new BGS event grant. This will cover the registration cost for a BGS conference, either virtually or in person. Applications can be submitted from the event registration page, and should be requested and approved before completing registration.

Find out more

So why not join us in Spring... we look forward to seeing you.

Event Details

Cost to attend
All fees inclusive of VAT.
There is no cost difference between in person or online
BGS Member Non-Member
Full Fee Day Fee Full Fee Day Fee
Senior Doctors – Post CCT or CESR CP Professions
*Includes Corporate Representatives
£360 £120 £600 £200
Pre CCT or CESR CP Professions, Healthcare professionals (Nurses, Physiotherapists, Researchers) £180 £60 £300 £100
Retired member/ Students (Undergraduates in Medical School, Nursing or AHP courses)
*Retired Members will need to enter a discount code
£90 £30 £150 £50

*An early bird discount of 10% is available until 24 March 2024.

Your organization can register attendees and pay the registration fee by card only they hold on your behalf (A Proxy registration). There isn’t an option for invoice payment for our virtual and hybrid conferences. The steps for a proxy registration are outlined on https://www.bgs.org.uk/hybrid-event-participants.

Changing circumstances

All in person attendees can access the content online, if your circumstances change. We have a flexible cancellation policy in that if your circumstances change.

  • If you can't come in person, and tell us more than 2 weeks before the meeting you are able to cancel attendance and access to the on demand recordings for a 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you can't come in person, and inform us less than 2 weeks before the meeting we can't refund you but can transfer to a colleague. If you can't transfer the registration place to anyone, you can still watch the online content live or on-demand for up to 12 months
BGS 2023 Autumn Meeting at The Vox, Birmingham BGS 2023 Autumn Meeting at The Vox, Birmingham - Foyer

The Vox is a contemporary, light and airy venue, located within Resorts World Birmingham. Only a 7 minute walk from Birmingham International Station and centrally located for both air and road links, it is surrounded by many hotels and restaurants. All the meeting rooms are on one level and in close proximity of each other, making it very easy to move between sessions and enjoy the varied meeting programme. The main foyer overlooks Pendigo Lake and is a perfect location to join an interactive group session or simply relax, and enjoy refreshments whilst networking with fellow meeting participants. Oh! and did we mention, as well as the ambience, the food is really fantastic too!


BGS have identified some good value rates at hotels with access to the conference venue.

Click here to see available options and rates

Other sites and booking directly with the hotels may be cheaper - please do shop around.

BGS members can find preferential rates at Hotels by Hilton by following the details below.

  1. Go to www.hilton.com
  2. Enter Where to? destination and When? Check-in and Check-out dates
  3. Click on Special Rates
  4. Within the pop-up, under Corporate Account, enter 113011292. Click Done
  5. Click on Find a Hotel, select a hotel from the search results
Complimentary Delegate Parking

There is complimentary parking for delegates in South 6 car park.
Please note that tickets must be validated using machines before you leave - Allocated by cloakroom and South 6 Foyer.

PLEASE NOTE:  Traffic may be heavy in and around the venue, due to a number of events taking place. Please allow plenty of time for your journey.



For specific parking queries please contact the venue directly


+44 (0)121 200 2000

info [at] voxvenue [dot] co [dot] uk