British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting 2017
9:15 am - 9:30 amPresidential Address
Room 3/4
9:30 am - 11:00 amCommunity Geriatrics – a tale of two nations
Room 3/4 09:30 Long-term care in the Netherlands and the role of Elderly Care Physicians – the Story So Far 
Prof Jos Schols, Professor of Old Age Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre 

10:00 Innovation and emerging practice in Elderly Care Medicine in the Netherlands 
Prof Wilco Achterberg, Professor of institutional care and elderly care medicine, Leiden University 

10:30 Whither Community Geriatrics? – the role of UK geriatricians outside of the hospital in straightened times 
Dr Eileen Burns, Consultant Geriatrician and BGS President, Leeds General Infirmary
Sarcopenia and Frailty – What is the place of exercise?
Room 5/6/7 
09:30 Overview of sarcopenia and frailty 
Prof Avan Sayer, Director NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University 

10:00 Exercise in sarcopenia – what’s the evidence? 
Dr Jamie McPhee, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiology, Manchester Metropolitan University 

10:30 Exercise in frailty – what’s the evidence? 
Dr Andrew Clegg, Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, University of Leeds and Bradford Teaching Hospitals
11:00 am - 11:30 am Break
11:30 am - 1:00 pmCommissioning high quality Health Care in Care Homes – Research and Practice
Room 3 
11.30 What works, for whom and in what circumstances – insights from the Optimal Study 
Prof Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research, University of Hertfordshire 

12.00 Lessons from the UK care home vanguards 
Dr William Roberts, Enhanced Health in Care Homes, Care Model Lead, NHS England 

12.30 What people living in care homes need from healthcare providers 
Ms Sharon Blackburn, Policy and Communications Director, National Care Forum
Intermediate Care – the State of the Art
Room 4 

11.30 Rehabilitation in Community Services, towards a unifying conceptual model 
Dr Romke van Balen, Elderly Care Physician, Laurens care organisation and Senior Researcher, Leiden University Medical Centre

12.00 The UK National Audit of Intermediate Care – latest findings 
Ms Claire Holditch, Director, NHS Benchmarking Network 

12.30 Practicing what we preach – evidence-based therapy interventions in the community setting 
Prof Pip Logan, Professor of Rehabilitation Research and Occupational Therapist, University of Nottingham
Frailty and sarcopenia Special cases
Room 5/6/7 
11.30 Special case 1: Patients with cognitive impairment
Ms Louise McGregor, AHP Therapy Consultant-Rehabilitation, 
St Georges Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lynn Poynter, Consultant Physician in Older People’s Medicine, Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

11.50 Special case 2: Mixing it up; exercise for multiple syndromes 
Dr Miles Witham, Clinical Reader, University of Dundee and Ms Rachael Colclough, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham 

12.10 Sarcopenia and Frailty SIG AGM 
Prof Avan Sayer, Director and Professor of Geriatrics Medicine, NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre and Prof Miles Witham, Clinical Reader, University of Dundee 

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm - 3:30 pmQuality improvement in Healthcare to Care Homes
Room 3 
14.00 PROSPER 
Prof Martin Marshall, Professor of Healthcare Improvement, Primary Care, UCL & Population Health & Vice Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners 

14.30 HAELO and Salford Care Homes 
Dr Louise Butler, Consultant Geriatrician, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust 

15.00 The PEACH Study
 Dr Reena Devi, Research Fellow, Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine, University of Nottingham
Delivering person-centred health and social care in the community
Room 4 

14.00 Dementia Carer Voices – You Can Make a Difference
Dr Tommy Whitelaw, Project Engagement Lead for Dementia Carer Voices, The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland 

14.30 Person-centred and relationship centred care – moving beyond the mantra 
Prof Julienne Meyer, Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People, City University London 

15.00 Using Common Datasets to Advance Person-centred Care – insights from an IAGG workshop 
Prof Kirsten Corrazzini, Associate Professor, and Senior fellow, Duke University, USA
Workshop 1 Exercise across the frailty pathway
Room 7 
Exercise during periods of decompensation 
Dr Stephen Lim, Clinical Research Fellow in Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton Exercise to aid recovery 
Mrs Vicky Johnston, Specialist Physiotherapist, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Janet Thomas, Team Lead Physiotherapist and Lecturer, Fife Health and Social Care Partnership 

Exercise for stable patients, including care home patients 
David Terrace, Head of Community Partnerships and Ben Wilkins, Osteopath and Head of Community Development, Oomph! Wellness
Workshop 2 Video Clinic: Addressing common problems in movement and posture
Room 5/6 
Ms Mel Chawner, Consultant Physiotherapist for Frailty, Petersfield Community Hospital, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust 
Ms Pippa Collins, Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow and Advanced Clinical Practitioner, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmCare homes as a venue for teaching and research
Room 3 
16.00 The teaching/research-based care home – can it become a reality? 
Dr Jo Hockley, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh 

16.30 Training a care home workforce fit for purpose, perspectives from a care home manager 
Ms Anita Astle MBE, Manager and MD, Wren Hall Nursing Home
Developing and Using Care Datasets in Long term care
Room 5/6 
16.00 The International Prevalence Measure of Care Problems in Care Homes 
Prof Jos Schols, Professor of Old Age Medicine, Maastricht University Medical Centre 

16.20 Using the International Prevalence Measure of Care Problems in the UK 
Prof Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham 

16.40 The International Resident Assessment Instrument, the global experience considered in the UK context 
Prof Iain Carpenter, Emeritus Professor (Human Ageing) Centre for Health Services Studies and Chair, Professional Record Standards Body, University of Kent
Keynote Speaker - Physical activity interventions for older people living with frailty
Room 4
 Physical activity interventions for older people living with frailty: opportunities and challenges 
Prof Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health Glasgow Caledonian University
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmSponsored Symposium by Ferring
Room 3
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmDrinks reception
Room 1/2

8:00 am - 6:30 pmFringe
Room 1/2
8:00 am - 9:00 amClinical Experiences of Using Safinamide - Sponsored by Profile Pharma
Room 5/6
9:00 am - 10:45 amSession B - AAGM Symposium
Room 5/6/7 
09.00 Should I treat this TSH? Applying RCT results to real world patients 
Dr Terry Quinn, Joint Stroke Association / CSO Senior Clinical Lecturer 

09.30 Treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in older people: further results from the TRUST trial 
Prof David Stott, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Glasgow 

10.30 The CRN Ageing Specialty Group: how to get involved in clinical research relevant to your practice 
Prof Helen Roberts, Professor of Medicine for Older People Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of Southampton
9:15 am - 10:45 amSession C – Movement Disorders Parkinson’s
Room 3/4 
09.00 Preventing falls in Parkinson’s disease
Prof Ann Ashburn, Professor of Rehabilitation, University of Southampton 

09.30 Bone health in Parkinson’s disease 
Dr Veronica Lyell, Consultant Geriatrician, Royal United Hospital Bath 

10.00 Why Exercise is essential in the management of Parkinson’s disease 
Ms Melissa McConaghy, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist, PD Warrior, Australia 10.30 MD AGM
10:45 am - 12:00 pmBreak & Poster viewing
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmGuest lecture Baroness Greengross
Room 3/4 
Fulfilling lives - working and living longer 
Baroness Greengross, President / Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre – UK
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmSession D Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
Room 3 
14.00 POSSUMs, APACHEs and POW-WOWS. How and when to operate and not operate on older patients 
Mr Jonathan Knowles, Consultant Emergency, Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust 

14.30 Medical IBD in Older People 
Dr Markus Gwiggner, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital Southampton
Session E Depression
Room 4 
14.00 Depression and Dementia 
Prof Sube Banerjee, Associate Dean for Strategy and Professor of Dementia, Brighton and Sussex Medical School 

14.30 Depression and Loneliness 
Prof Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia & Older People Mental Health, University of Manchester
Workshop Providing post- diagnostic support for families affected by dementia in the community
Room 5/6 1
14.00 Providing post- diagnostic support for families affected by dementia in the community 
Ms Sue Ashcroft-Simpson, Dementia Lead and Admiral Nurse, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Pamela Kehoe, Consultant Admiral Nurse, Tameside General Hospital
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak & Poster viewing
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmSession F - Research Platforms
Room 5/6/7 
15.30 Abstract Book No. 1: Development and External Validation of a Prediction Rule for an Unfavorable Course of Late-life Depression 
Dr O R Maarsingh, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

15.45 Abstract Book No. 2: Relationships Between the Electronic Frailty Index and Research-Standard Frailty Measures 
Dr C Brundle, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

16.00 Abstract Book No. 3: Analysis of clinical outcomes in octogenarians undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention for stable angina and acute coronary syndrome 
Dr J Phee, Brighton and Sussex Medical School 16.15 Abstract Book No. 4: A Genome Wide Association Study identifying a Genetic Variant for Frailty Using the TwinsUK Cohort Dr S Verdi, Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London, London
Session G - Movement Disorders Non Parkinson’s
Room 3/4 
15.30 Movers and Shakers: If It’s Not Parkinson’s, What Else Might It Be?” 
Dr Paul Worth, Consultant in Neurology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmSponsored symposia - Sponsored by Abbvie
Room 5/6
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

8:00 am - 9:00 amSponsored symposia - Sponsored by Allergan
Room 5/6
9:00 am - 10:00 amSession H – Cardiac Disease
Room 3 
09.00 TAVI: the importance of optimal patient selection 
Dr Peter Groves, Consultant Cardiologist, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board 

09.30 The evidence base for TAVI 
Dr William D Toff, Associate Professor in Cardiology, University of Leicester
Session I –Respiratory
Room 4 
09.00 The wet lung: pleural effusion 
Prof Nick Maskell, Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant, University of Bristol 

09.20 Pulmonary Hypertension 
Dr David G Kiely, Respiratory Physician and Professor of Pulmonary Vascular Medicine, University of Sheffield 

09.40 The Dry Lung - Pulmonary fibrosis 
Dr Michael Gibbons, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Workshop Teaching and Training
Room 5/6 
09.00 E-learning – what is out there and how can it supplement learning? 
Dr Iain Wilkinson, Consultant Ortho-geriatrician, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; 
Dr Tim Pattison, Consultant geriatrician, Salford Royal Foundation trust and Honorary Senior lecturer University of Manchester; 
Dr Adrian Blundell, Consultant Geriatrician and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Nottingham University Hospitals; 
Dr Peter Brock, Research Fellow, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreak
10:30 am - 11:45 amSession J Drugs and Prescribing
Room 3/4 
10.30 Benefits of Electronic Prescribing, 
Mr Neil Kirby, EPR Pharmacist, Salford Royal Foundation Trust 

11.00 Abstract Book No. 134: Twenty Year Blood Pressure Trajectories in 46,634 Older Patients 
Dr Jane Masoli, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Exeter Medical School 

11.15 Abstract Book No. 135: Questioning the safety of widespread PPI prescribing in older adults 
Dr Jane Masoli, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Exeter Medical School
Session K Foot Disorders
Room 5/6 

10.30 Care of the Elderly Foot 
Mr Mark Davies, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London Foot and Ankle Centre 

11.15 Abstract Book No. 136: The impact of pain in older people with frailty: results from the CARE 75+ cohort study 
Dr Lesley Brown, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

11.30 Abstract Book No. 137: What are the Patterns and Predictors of Physical Activity in Hospitalised Older Adults? Findings from the Southampton Mobility Volunteer (SoMoVe) Study 
Dr David Bacon, Academic Geriatric Medicine, Human Development and Health, University Hospital Southampton
Clinical Effectiveness
Room 7 
10.30 Abstract Book No. 138: Using regional metrics and quality improvement techniques to improve hip fracture care across Kent, Surrey and Sussex 
Dr Iain Wilkinson, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Academic Health Science Network 

10.45 Abstract Book No. 139: Bringing Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment to Care Homes 
Dr Anna Folwell, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust 

11.00 Abstract Book No. 140: Using national audit data to monitor risk of hip fracture following inpatient falls in England and Wales 
Dr Antony Johansen, Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme (FFFAP), Royal College of Physicians, London 

11.15 Abstract book No. 141: Silver Trauma; A multiprofessional simulation course producing sustained improvements in clinical practice and care of older trauma patients. 
Dr Cathryn Mainwaring, Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

11.30 Abstract Book No. 142: Improving Patient Safety with a Mobility Scoring System: A Quality Improvement Project 
Dr Layla Guscoth, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust, Older Persons Unit
11:45 am - 12:45 pmGuest Lecture Roger Wong
Room 3/4 
11.45 Improving acute care for older people – Lessons from Canada 
Dr Roger Wong, Executive Associate Dean and Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
12:45 pm - 1:00 pmBritish Geriatrics Society AGM
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmSponsored symposium – Sponsored by Bial
Room 5/6, Lunch will be provided
2:00 pm - 4:45 pmSession L - Pain in older people
Room 3/4 

14.00 Introduction and invitation to join SIG 
Dr Aza Abdulla, Consultant Geriatrician, Princess Royal University Hospital & Kings College NHS Foundation Trust 

14.10 Interventional Treatment Dr Wisam Ali, Consultant in Neuroanaesthesia & Pain Medicine, Kings College Hospital 

14:35 Why are older people different / Pharmacological therapy 
Prof Roger Knaggs, Associate Professor in Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner – Pain Management, School of Pharmacy, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust with Primary Integrated Community Solutions 

15:00 Assessing pain in Older people: the tools 
Prof Pat Schofield, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health Social Care and Education, Anglia Ruskin University 

15:25 Physiotherapy and Exercise 
Prof Denis Martin, Professor of Rehabilitation and Director of the Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health and Social Care, Teeside University 

15:50 Pain and Dementia 
Professor Peter Passmore, Professor of Ageing & Geriatric Medicine and Consultant Geriatrician Queens University Belfast 

16:15 Q&A