About this event

  • Date and time Thu 18 Mar 2021 from 9:00am to 4:20pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology, British Geriatrics Society

This meeting will discuss anaemia in older patients. Anaemia is a common, multifactorial and complex condition in older people. In many, it is poorly assessed or not investigated, and there are currently no defined national guidelines on management pathways.

We aim to raise awareness and recognition of the multiple aetiologies, the significant clinical and non-clinical implications, and the differences in the management and approach of the older patient with anaemia.

Whilst anaemia in older people is included in specialist trainee curriculum, both in general medicine and included in frailty, there is no specific designated training day on the subject. It is often underrepresented in local and national conferences but remains increasingly prevalent in our ageing population. We hope to promote this area of geriatric medicine and address this unmet educational need.

This meeting will educate and empower those involved geriatric care to appreciate and navigate the complexities involved and improve their recognition and management of anaemia at older age.

This meeting will:

  • Demonstrate current best thinking and practice on anaemia in older people and to provide a multidisciplinary forum for discussion of the management challenges in this group of patients
  • Provide awareness of the aetiology and pathology of anaemia in older people and their comorbidity, including frailty
  • Discuss the relative risks and benefits of various treatment options for older patients undergoing surgery; those with anaemia of chronic disease; with clonal anaemias; with iron deficiency with or without bleeding
  • Foster an appreciation of the differences in management and approach of the older person with anaemia
  • Recognise the importance of a multidisciplinary and integrated approach in the management of the older person with anaemia, both in and out of hospital

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction to Morning session

Dr Pandora Wright, Consultant Geriatrician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Anaemia in the older population-how big is the problem?

Professor Dan Lasserson, Professor of Ambulatory Care, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham/Department of Acute Medicine, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust 

Anaemia and the ageing bone marrow

Dr Simona Deplano

Nutritional anaemia in frailty and dementia

Professor Jane Murphy, Professor of Nutrition, Bournemouth University

Tea and coffee break
Perioperative anaemia management in frail patients

Dr Ravishankar Rao Baikady, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust 

Anaemia and the ageing GI tract

Dr Rupert Negus, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London

Panel discussion
Introduction to Afternoon session

Dr Khailee Cheah, Consultant Geriatrician and Clinical Lead Geriatric Medicine, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

Anaemia in cardiac disease

Dr Callum Chapman

The anaemia specialist nurse. Who and when to refer?

Ms Kelly Radford, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Anaemia, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 

Anaemia education –A quality improvement project

Dr Rhys Gravell, Foundation Doctor, Northwick Park Hospital 

Tea and coffee break
Managing anaemia in kidney disease

Professor Edwina Brown, Consultant Nephrologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The frailty pharmacist’s role in anaemia management

Ms Annie McGinley, Frailty Pharmacist Practitioner, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust  

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


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