Ageing and the immune system: Practical aspects of clinical care of the immune system in older people

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

A joint meeting with the Geriatrics & Gerontology Section

The aim of this meeting is that immunologists and geriatricians better understand how to recognise, treat and prevent infections in the elderly. Since infection is the commonest cause of preventable death in the older person, this meeting is specifically designed to front-line clinical staff (as well as researchers) cutting-edge new information about this vitally important area of clinical practice.

***Please note this meeting is now closed for registrations. Places are available on the day however we cannot guarantee lunch.***

RSM Fellow £75
RSM Associate £55
RSM Retired Fellow £55
RSM Trainee £55
RSM Student 35

Consultant/GP 150
AHP/Nurse/Midwife 75
Trainee 75
Student 40



10.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

10.30 am

The ageing immune system
Professor Carrock Sewell, University of Cranfield and Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

11.10 am

Infections in the elderly
Dr Alfa Sa'adu, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

11.50 am

Measuring immunity in the elderly
Professor Richard Aspinall, University of Cranfield

12.30 pm

Lunch

1.30 pm

Vaccinating the elderly
Dr Pierre-Olivier Lang, Nescens Centre of Preventive Medicine Genolier, Switzerland

2.10 pm

When and how to immunosuppress the elderly
Dr David Jayne, University of Cambridge

2.50 pm

Sepsis and the elderly
Dr Manu Shankar-Hari, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee

3.50 pm

HIV and the elderly
Professor Brian Gazzard, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4.30 pm

Completion of evaluation form

4.35 pm

Panel discussion

5.00 pm

Close of meeting

Meeting ref: CAD03

CPD: 5 credits


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