BGS Oncology SIG Meeting Report

Dr Lucy Dumas is a Medical Oncology Specialist trainee at the Royal Marsden.  She has just started research with Dr Susana Banerjee towards an MD degree focusing on the treatment of Gynaecological cancers in older patients.  Here she fills us in on what happened at the first ever BGS Oncology Special Interest Group meeting.

On Friday the 18th September, the inaugural meeting of an Oncology Special Interest Group, part of the British Geriatrics Society was held at the Wellcome Collection in London.  Myself and a small group of other intrepid oncologists and surgeons from around the UK were welcomed into the world of geriatrics, with the common aim of gaining a better understanding of the current status of the growing field of “Geriatric Oncology”; how outcomes for older patients may be improved.

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Strengthening the link between geriatrics and oncology

Mr Kwok-Leung Cheung is Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Breast Surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital. He is the UK National Representative for the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and member of its Surgical Task Force and Science and Educational Committee.

As the UK National Representative of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), I last wrote to you following our 14th Conference in October 2014. I mentioned the importance of ‘bringing the two worlds (oncology and geriatrics) together’, given our shared goals to improve the holistic care for older adults, including those with cancer.

I would like to continue to work with you as the UK specialty association in geriatrics to enhance the link between these two ‘worlds’ in the UK. Continue reading

Free place to attend King’s Fund Conference on #dementia

this offer has now expired as places have been allocated

The British Geriatrics Society is delighted to be able to offer a complimentary place for a BGS member to attend the following conference at the King’s Fund:

Leading change in dementia diagnosis and support

Actions to inform future national strategy

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/events/leading-change-dementia-diagnosis-and-support

Date: 24 Feb 2015
Time: 9.00am–5.00pm
Venue: The King’s Fund, London W1G 0AN
Event type: One-day conference
In return we would like you to write a blog about your experience for the BGS Blog, and to tweet your thoughts during the day.
If you are interested, contact Prof David Oliver at D.Oliver@kingsfund.org.uk

BGS Spring Scientific Meeting is in Belfast

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.

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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.

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