The Covid-19 pandemic led to substantial changes in healthcare systems and the care of older patients. With further reform from the Health and Care Bill on the horizon and the non-Covid backlog to tackle, this GM Conference looks at the likely impact on services and management of older patients going forward.
Date: Tuesday 18th October 2022 Location: In person at the Hallam Conference Centre, London, or online with our virtual-only ticket Gold Sponsor: Kyowa Kirin CPD points: Six
GM Conference 2022: Health and Ageing in a post Covid NHS
The GM Conference: Health and Ageing in a post Covid NHS brings together healthcare professionals who specialise in older people’s medicine to exchange and disseminate new advances in pharmacological progress as well as debate best clinical practice. In the Covid era, this programme looks at the impact of the pandemic on services and new challenges in managing the health needs of older patients, with a focus on frailty, cardiovascular disease, bone health and community services.
We are pleased to announce that the conference will be accessible both online and in person, ensuring you can access our CPD-accredited content wherever you are. If you attend in person you can benefit from panel discussions, face-to-face access to our speakers who are experts in their field, access to the sessions online later, as well as networking opportunities with peers. However, if you are unable to attend then our virtual-only ticket offers you the full programme on demand 48 hours after the conference.
Alongside panel discussions, the programme will include the following talks:
The frail patient in the age of Covid-19
Sarcopenia and frailty: what are the new challenges?
Alcohol misuse in the frail patient
Cardiovascular disease: a new era post-Covid
Fractures services and bone health: changing times for core services
The ageing patient in an integrated NHS
Plus, we are calling for abstract submissions for this event. We invite abstracts on all clinical aspects of midlife and ageing medicine. All the abstracts accepted will be displayed as posters or oral presentations. You can also submit an E-poster for our abstract competition as a virtual delegate, with options to pre-record oral presentations if selected as a finalist. Find out more about the call for abstracts here.
For full details of the conference programme on health and ageing in a post Covid NHS, take a look at the Programme tab or to find out more about the speakers, take a look at the Speaker tab. You can also find out more about our GOLD sponsor Kyowa Kirin in the Sponsors tab. Please note, the programme, talks and speakers may be subject to change.
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09:30 – 10:00: Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:30: Chair’s introduction
10:30 – 11:00: The frail patient in the age of Covid-19
Speaker: Professor Margot Gosney, Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
This session will cover:
The role of hospital at home/community geriatrics in the NHS
The importance of the comprehensive geriatric assessment in avoiding admission into hospital
How management of ageing patients will be affected by new health and social care legislation
How integration with social care will affect clinical practice and community care
11:00 – 11:30: Sarcopenia and frailty: what are the new challenges?
Speaker:Dr Sanjay Suman, Consultant Geriatrician, Kent
This session will cover:
The challenges of screening for sarcopenia post pandemic
How sarcopenia can be better managed to keep up with new scientific advances
12:15 – 12:45: The burden of alcohol misuse in the frail patient Sponsored by Kyowa Kirin
Speaker: Dr Sanjay Suman, Consultant Geriatrician, Kent
12:45 – 13:15: Sponsored session
13:15 – 14:15: Lunch
14:15 – 15:15: Cardiovascular disease: a new era post-Covid Heart failure: improving outcomes for patients
Speaker: Dr Yassir Javaid, GPwSI cardiology cardiovascular and diabetes lead, Northamptonshire CCG Atrial fibrillation: current developments
Speaker: Professor Ahmet Fuat, GP, GPSI in Cardiology Darlington and Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology at Durham University.
This session will cover:
How cardiovascular disease management has changed for older patients since the pandemic
Impact of health inequalities on disease prevention.
Whether we are seeing a new cohort of younger heart patients
Heart failure: management in primary care
15:15 – 15:30: Coffee break
15:30 – 16:00: Fractures services and bone health: changing times for core services
Speaker: Dr Madhavi Vindlacheruvu, Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Cambridge
This session will cover:
How osteoporosis services can be rebuilt and reset following the Covid-19 crisis
The role of primary and secondary care in delivering care in the community
Management of complex cases
The role of Fracture Liaison Services
The importance of managing falls risk
16:00 – 16:30: The ageing patient in an integrated NHS
Speaker: Tom Gentry,Senior health influencing manager (policy), Age UK
This session will cover:
How management of ageing patients will be affected by new health and social care legislation.
Will more integration with social care affect clinical practice?
How to improve the mental wellbeing and independence of older people
Chair:Dr Sanjay Suman, Consultant Geriatrician, Kent
Dr Sanjay Suman was appointed as Consultant Physician in Elderly Care at Medway NHS Foundation Trust in 2007 after completing higher specialist training in Geriatrics and General Medicine: Cambridge Deanery, East Anglia. He is currently the clinical lead for the Elderly Care Department. He has been active in developing services in the community (falls and syncope clinic, care home support team) as well as the hospital (Acute Frailty Pathway). His special interests include falls and syncope in the elderly, polypharmacy reduction and education. He has also developed a number of local clinical management guidelines including falls, delirium and constipation management for older patients.
Dr Yassir Javaid, GPwSI cardiology cardiovascular and diabetes lead, Northamptonshire CCG
Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. He was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands. He is also a council member of the British Heart Valve Society, accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography and on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.
Dr Madhavi Vindlacheruvu, Consultant Orthogeriatrician, Cambridge
Dr Madhavi Vindlacheruvu graduated and trained in general medicine and geriatric medicine in Cambridge. She was appointed as the first consultant ortho-geriatrician in Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge in June 2006. She is the clinical lead for ortho-geriatrics and has developed the service over the last 13 years. Her clinical work involves optimisation of patients aged 60 and older with fragility fractures prior to emergency orthopaedic surgery, medication reviews, assessment and modification of risk factors for falls and osteoporosis and proactive discharge planning. She is actively involved in the teaching and training of postgraduate medical staff, undergraduates, nurses and other professions allied to medicine. The holistic and person-centred approach of geriatric medicine allows her to understand the complexity of older patients and the fact that there is no “typical” patient. She is the Trust lead for the National Hip Fracture Database and Fracture Liaison Service and is passionate about improving bone health in all patients through education, lifestyle changes and pharmacological treatment.
Professor Margot Gosney, Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Margot Gosney began her studies in medicine at the University of Liverpool. She decided on a career in Geriatric Medicine during her undergraduate days and spent her final year elective researching adverse drug reactions and potential interactions in elderly hospitalised people. This resulted in her first publication in The Lancet. In 1992, she was appointed Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool, in 2003 appointed Director of Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading and Honorary Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust. She is currently running two Hospital at Home services in her Trust.
Professor Ahmet Fuat, GP, GPSI in Cardiology Darlington and Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology at Durham University
Professor Ahmet Fuat has been a GP in Darlington, Co.Durham for 33 years. He has been a GPSI Cardiology for 20 years having undertaken a Postgraduate Diploma in Cardiology at Bradford University graduating with distinction. He started the first one stop diagnostic and integrated heart failure clinic in the UK in 17 years ago with local colleagues. His PhD by research in heart failure diagnosis and management including work on natriuretic peptides generated several publications that have informed guidelines and led to the award of an Honorary Professorial Chair at Durham University. He holds various roles in CVD and research including the Past President of the new Primary Care Cardiovascular Society (PCCS) which he was instrumental in reforming, CVD Clinical Adviser to the RCGP, CVD and Research Leads for Darlington Primary Care Network (PCN) and Federation, Associate Lead for Industry Research at North East and North Cumbria NIHR CRN. He has recently been elected onto the newly formed Darlington PCN Governing body as a GP member, CVD, Research Leads and Chair. He has a passion for medical education and remains an active lecturer, tutor and researcher. He is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Cardiology and Primary Care Cardiovascular Journals and a peer reviewer for most high impact Cardiovascular journals and research bodies. His work in community cardiology has been recognised with Fellowships from the RCGP, RCP London and RCP Edinburgh.
Tom Gentry, Senior health influencing manager (policy), Age UK
Tom Gentry is the senior lead for health and care policy at Age UK and has been with the charity since 2009. Tom leads Age UK’s policy work on health, wellbeing, the NHS and social care, developing and promoting service approaches that reflect the needs and aspirations of older people. These include ongoing programmes of work on health inequalities; the impact of living with frailty and multimorbidity in later life; NHS and social care reform; and mental health. Before joining Age UK, Tom was the policy and campaigns manager for a national health charity working with people with arthritis. Prior to this, Tom was a civil servant; has worked in the Houses of Parliament supporting senior MPs and Peers; and has further experience in local government and the NHS in research and analysis.
Who should attend:
Old age psychiatrists
Specialists with an interest in 50+ medicine
Associated healthcare professionals
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