This GM conference will focus on maintaining wellness in midlife and beyond.
Our morning session will review primary and secondary prevention strategies for patients aged over 50 years. Our afternoon session will focus on promoting and maintaining independence in frail older populations.
Chaired by Peter Passmore, Professor of Ageing and Geriatric Medicine at Queen’s University, speaker sessions will provide updates on national guidelines, new treatments, early identification of age-related disease, and best practice in managing frailty, sarcopenia and falls.
We expect this programme to be awarded six continuing professional development points (CPD) points, the maximum applicable for a one-day conference – and the same number awarded to one-day GM conferences in previous years.
The Ageing Patient: Midlife and Beyond brings practical advice to GPs, geriatricians, old age psychiatrists, specialists with an interest in 50+ medicine, specialist nurses, commissioners, Clinical Commissioning Group members, and associated healthcare professionals.
If you’re a healthcare professional with an interest in the older patient, this programme is for you.
Morning session: Prevention strategies in midlife patients
09.30–10.00: Registration and coffee
10.00–10.30: Chair’s introduction
10.30–11.15: Getting serious about prevention: NHS five year plan and primary care?
11.15–11.45: Diabetes-related diseases and how to prevent them?
11.45–12.00: Coffee break
12.00–12.30: Early identification of mental health disorders
12.30-13.00: Cancer prevention, screening and diagnostic red flags.
Afternoon session: Managing frailty in a comorbid patient
14.00–14.45: The importance of the comprehensive geriatric assessment
14.45–15.30: What’s new in sarcopenia?
15.30–15.45: Coffee break
15.45–16.30: Polypharmacy and deprescribing: where to start?
16.30–17.00: Frailty support team: maintaining mobility and independence
17.00–17.30: Chair’s summary
Chair: Professor Peter Passmore
Speakers to be announced.
Date: 9 October, 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 17:30
Venue: 11 Cavendish Square, London
Phone: +44 (0)1273 434 943