British Geriatrics Society Scientific meeting: Day 2

This week sees the 2013 BGS Autumn Scientific Meeting take place in Harrogate. This international multi-disciplinary conference is for professionals concerned with the the health and care of older people. We will be presenting a packed scientific programme, with updates on a variety of clinical topics covering several special interests.poster exhibition

The second day of our conference opens at 9.00 with the President’s Welcome Address, followed by an update on the BGS response to the Francis Report.

Session G (9.20-10.30) is dedicated to Syncope beginning with Prof Roseanne Kenny (Trinity College Dublin) on the assessment of the older patient with syncope, followed by Dr Michael Norton (South of Tyne and Wear) who will be discussing when a cardiologist should see an older patient with syncope? Continue reading

Assess to success

Joanna Gough is Scientific Officer of the British Geriatrics Society.posters

The growing enthusiasm for health care of older people is exemplified in the growing number of high quality poster submissions to the British Geriatrics Society’s autumn scientific meeting. We have had a record 155 posters accepted this year. In order to be accepted posters have had to clear a very robust peer-review process, so we can be sure that the quality is high and that the poster round will be one of the highlights of an already very interesting and exciting meeting. Continue reading