British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting 2016
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British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting

23rd -25th November 2016 SECC, Glasgow, Scotland

Co-located with UK Hospital at Home Forum 23rd November 2016

British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting

The BGS Autumn 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 in the United Kingdom.

UK Hospital at Home Forum


The UK Hospital at Home Forum is the first UK meeting dedicated specifically to admission avoidance Hospital at Home. The day is intended to explore the status of the current and developing evidence base and to provide clinical perspectives and the experience of those who have built the service. The current economic and demographic climate provides a challenging environment for specialist acute care and our aim is that evidence and services are safely in parallel. The meeting is expected to be of interest to those who don't yet have services as much as to those who do and will welcome applications from any professional background or setting.

Who should attend:


  • Consultants & specialist doctors in geriatric medicine
  • Researchers in ageing 
  • Doctors training in related specialties
  • GPs wsi in Older People and GP trainees
  • Nurses and allied health professionals
  • Core medical trainees considering a career in geriatric medicine


Why participate:


  • Understand more on the key areas & challenges faced in healthcare of older people
  • Hear focused presentations on core areas of the geriatric medicine specialty
  • See the latest scientific research presented to British Geriatrics Society members and healthcare professionals
  • Attend small group workshop sessions
  • Network & socialise with other healthcare professionals over 3 days



       Further attendees overall knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in care of older people in core and difficult areas

       Improve attendees skills in the treatment and care of older people

       Inspire attendees to achieve personnel excellence in care of older people

       Take away new activities and ideas to progress their workplaces services

Plenary sessions on:

  • Stroke
  • Service Development
  • Delirium
  • Polypharmacy and prescribing in older people
  • Health Promotion
  • POPS - Perioperative assessment


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Dedicated to Dr Kate Granger

9:30 am - 11:00 amHospital at Home Evidence, implementation and practice.
11:00 am - 11:30 am Break
11:00 am - 11:30 amDifferent models in practice around the UK – England, Scotland and Wales.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmGrand Designs: How to build a Hospital at HomeCost effectiveness and health economicsIntegration of health and social care in a complex landscape
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmTechnologyWorkforce developmentCarers and support
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sponsored Symposium – Sponsored by Astellas

8:00 am - 9:00 amNHFD: Using data to improve patient care
9:00 am - 9:15 amPresidential address
9:15 am - 10:45 amSession B: AAGM symposium on Sarcopenia and Frailty ResearchSession C Ortho-geriatric Service Development
10:45 am - 12:00 pmBreak & Poster viewing
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmSession D Research PlatformsSession E Thyroid Disease
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSession F Health PromotionSession G Delirium
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak & Poster viewing
3:30 pm - 4:50 pmSession H Stroke SessionSession I Championing Geriatric MedicineWorkshop Clinical Effectiveness
4:50 pm - 5:50 pmHow to stay young and get younger - Sir Muir Gray, Director, Better Value Healthcare & Professor of Knowledge Management, Oxford University
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmSponsored Symposium by Bial - Are we fulfilling the needs of patients with motor fluctuations? The role of COMT inhibitors in Parkinson’s - An expert panel discussion

8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 amSession J Polypharmacy & PrescribingSession K Quality ImprovementNurses & AHP section Meeting
10:30 am - 11:30 amSession L Head injurySession M Molecular BiologyNurses & AHP section Meeting
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLaurence Rubenstein, Professor and Chairman, Donald W. Reynold Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma, USA
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmBritish Geriatrics Society AGM
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunchTrainees' Meeting & LunchSponsored Symposium – Sponsored by Internis
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmSession N Peri-Operative Assessment (POPS)