Quality End of Life Care 2018
New Registration
Modify Registration
Tell a Friend
Add to Calendar
Event Overview

Living and Dying Well with Frailty

Quality End of Life Care for Older People

 6th March, Wellcome Collection London

This meeting has now sold out

and there will be no on site registration

Please email registrations@bgs.org.uk with your name, job title, place of work and contact details to be added to the waiting list. 

You will be emailed if a space becomes available.

Event Overview
There is an urgent need to improve end of life care for older people who present with non-cancer diagnoses and have needs which have not been met by traditional palliative care services. Many frail older people die in hospital being treated for acute illness. Older people are now living with several long term conditions and are on multiple medications often with little discernible benefit and many side effects. Their healthcare is fragmented and often lacks a holistic approach. Death is rarely talked about until very near the end by which time it is too late to plan effectively or consult the person about their wishes. Clinicians are too often focused on life prolonging interventions without considering the other options. High quality care for the older person living with multiple conditions and frailty must involve affirming life and promoting independence but also recognising and planning for death. This conference aims to bridge these gaps and get professionals talking about their roles and listening to each other so we can improve services and care together.
This conference will address 
• The gap in understanding of the needs of older adults entering the last phase of life 
• The need for better communication and coordination in older people’s care at the end of life. 
• How specialist palliative care, primary care, old age psychiatry and geriatric medicine can learn from each other to improve care 
• The role of primary care and community services in coordinating care and delivering high quality end-of-life care 
• The role of care homes in providing excellent care at the end of life 
• Care planning to promote independence, improve quality of life and prepare for death. 

This event is intended for clinicians and healthcare professionals working with older people. The day will include keynote presentations from experts in their field, time for questions, a world café demonstrating approaches available and workshops to provide a forum for discussion and group learning. We hope you will make contacts and start collaborations which will continue on from this meeting.

Who should attend:


The meeting will be of benefit to all healthcare professionals involved in palliative healthcare, geriatric medicine primary healthcare, and community healthcare of older people.

  • Consultants and Professors of Geriatric Medicine
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Specialist Registrars (StRs) in Geriatric Medicine and related specialties
  • Nurse Consultants, Nurse Specialists and Advanced
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • GPs and GP Trainees
  • Old Age Psychiatrists,
  • Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Allied Health Professionals
  • Researchers into ageing and age-related conditions
  • Core Medical Trainees and Foundation Year Doctors
  • Medical Students


Meeting aims;

Further attendee’s overall knowledge and understanding of best practice in end of life care for older people

  • Improve attendee’s skills in the treatment and care of older people
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personnel excellence in healthcare of older people
  • Take away new activities and ideas to progress their  workplace’s services



Abstract submission

Abstracts are encouraged and will be accepted as platforms or posters to be displayed at the meeting.

Please read the instructions below before preparing your abstract. Your abstract must include:

• A title

• Names of authors (presenting author to be underlined)

• Provenance (i.e. place of work)

• Contact details (including telephone number, fax number and email address)

The abstract text should be no longer than 300 words and must be in English. Where possible, please use the four standard sub-headings of:

  • Introduction,
  • Method,
  • Results and
  • Conclusion(s).


Submission electronically

Please mail your abstract (prepared according to the general guidelines above) to scientificofficer@bgs. org.uk using BGS QEOLC 2018 Abstract submission as the title.