The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) is a professional association of doctors practising geriatric medicine, old age psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurses, therapists, scientists and others with a particular interest in the medical care of older people and in promoting better health in old age. It has over 2,500 members worldwide and is the only society in the UK offering specialist medical expertise in the wide range of health care needs of older people.
As part of the Society's commitment to fostering research and to contribute to professionals' ongoing professional development, it runs two large scientific conferences each year, alongside several specialty meetings around more focused topics. The events are multi-disciplinary and the Society encourages abstracts from researchers around the world.
A conferences on liabilities in elderly care and reducing legal risk in an ageing Britain to be held on 11 March 2014 at the Nottingham Conference Centre. Leading experts will discuss common and growing causes of litigation in an elderly care setting; liabilities and legal issues which the health professional might face; how to protect yourself, your organisation and your service; future of funding and integration.
Download the programme here (pdf)
Speakers will include: Dr Jonathan Treml, Professor Rowan Harwood, Professor David Oliver and Dr Clive Bowman.