Dr. Oksuzyan is Post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark.
Dr. Jeune is Associate Professor of Epidemiology, University of Southern Denmark and Director of the Graduate School of Public Health.
Prof. Christensen is the Director of the Danish Twin Registry and the Danish Aging Research Center University of Southern Denmark and Senior Research Scientist at the Terry Sanford Institute, Duke University, USA.
Dr Jugdeep Dhesi is Chair of the BGS Peri-operative Care of Older People Ungergoing Surgery SIG (POPS) and is consultant physician and clinical lead for the POPS service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals.
The number of frail older people undergoing elective surgical procedures is rapidly increasing. In fact the number of older people undergoing operations, as a proportion of all those having surgery, is increasing more rapidly than is the proportion of frail older people across the population as a whole.
There are a number of reasons for this. Advances in surgical technique and improvements in anaesthetic management have made it possible to operate safely on patients who would have been considered too frail for surgery in the past. At the same time patients and doctors now expect that they will be able to receive operations much later in life. Continue reading →
Hip fracture, which usually results from the combination of a fall and pre existing osteoporosis, is the most common serious injury of older people, with around 76,000 cases occurring per year across the UK. Many patients are already frail. Mortality is high, residual disability common, and care costly. Although there is good evidence on best practice in surgical, medical and rehabilitation care following hip fracture, such care and its outcomes – in terms of return home and also of mortality – continue to vary.
On behalf of the President of the BGS and the 2013 Spring Meeting Organising Committee, Dr Rosemary Kelly,extends a warm welcome to the BGS Spring Meeting in Belfast which is taking place from 17 – 19 April 2013.
A combination of local, national and international experts will deliver an interesting and varied scientific programme. The Northern Ireland Minister for Health will be in attendance and Thursday’s guest lecture will be delivered by Robert Francis QC, author of the newly released Francis report.
We begin the conference on Wednesday afternoon, highlighting exciting developments within the expanding areas of nursing home medicine, psychiatry liaison and orthogeriatric medicine. There will also be a thought-provoking analysis of medicolegal aspects of geriatric medical practice as well as a timely update on appraisal and revalidation.
A 2 day course covering all aspects of pre-operative issues concerning the older surgical patient. Organised intermittently throughout the year in London(with proper planning can make for a productive long weekend in the capital).
Consultants, Registrars (excellent for the pre-operative bits on the curriculum) , Specialist Nurses and other health professionals involved with surgery and the older patient
An excellent and thought-provoking course which features a diversity of speakers and covers a broad remit of pre-operative issues specific to older patients. From hypertension to cardiac status; high blood sugars to low HB the course tries to answer majority of plausible clinical scenarios that may be encountered in day-to-day clinical practice. Ortho-geriatrics is also featured during the 2 days and as a bonus there are also excellent talks and insights regarding the highs and lows of setting up a new service.
The local Pre-operative service [set-up and championed by Guys and St.Thomas hospital] is also introduced to the audience. The service is highly comprehensive covering both the Pre-operative and Post-operative journey of the older patient. Patients do seem to be managed better and there is greater integration between surgeons and geriatricians.
Overall, this is an excellent course which will leave you better off for having attended.
Value for money:
Priceless as it is the only one of its kind so far.