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Care of the Older Person Masterclass

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019

Audience: Hospital doctors and GPs

Also relevant for: Community Matrons, Practice Nurses, Therapists/AHPs and Paramedics

Early bird ends 6 September 2019!

As a nation, we are living longer than ever before. By 2050 it’s estimated 1 in 4 people in the UK will be over 65, a total of 8 million. Healthcare workers across community, primary and secondary care are increasingly finding themselves on the frontline in empowering older patients in living healthy, active and independent lives, as well as supporting them through complex comorbidities.

Our Care of the Older Person Masterclass will keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence, new guidelines and best practice in 6 core areas. It is a practical, multidisciplinary course, allowing you to interact and learn from colleagues from both primary and secondary care, and to take home key messages that you can implement in your practice the next day.


  • 6 CPD points
  • Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice
  • Interactive voting – make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree
  • Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient
  • The opportunity to discuss key topics with colleagues
  • 6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning

8:15 - 9:00

Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote:  To be announced

9:55 - 10:00

Care of the Older Person: Welcome and Introductions

10:00 - 10:45

Acute Geriatrics

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

10:45 - 11:10

Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees.

11:10 - 11:55

Falls and Frailty

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites 
Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice

12:00 - 12:45


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

12:45 - 13:25

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • Attend one of our practical stations
  • View our Live Jobs Board

13:25 - 13:55

Session to be announced

13:55 - 14:00

Learning bites

14:00 - 14:45


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

14:45 - 14:50

Learning bites

14:50 - 15:35

Advance care planning

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

15:35 - 16:00

Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

16:00 - 16:45

Polypharmacy and deprescribing

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

*Programme Subject to change

Tailor your experience
BMJ Live is a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time. View the full programme options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking control of our workload
Managing change and complexity

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
Getting published

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package, you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. View the programme.

The event ran very smoothly and the speakers were very interesting and I learnt a lot and was given helpful knowledge that I will use in my work. The communication and information prior to the event was excellent
Care of the Older Person Masterclass, April 2015


A very interesting event, relevant to my areas of practice, reassuring that other clinicians both in primary and secondary care are working towards improving better care for older people
Care of the Older Person Masterclass, April 2015


Interesting and relevant. Up-to-date. I found the talks didn’t try to race through too much dense factual material, but instead explained useful, practical resources and tips that I can use in my future practice. I will be sharing my learning points with the rest of my team
Care of the Older Person Masterclass, April 2015

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