About this event

  • Date and time Tue 8 Dec 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology, British Geriatrics Society

This webinar will promote understanding of nutritional anaemia in the context of older people with frailty and dementia and pragmatic managements. To appreciate the different challenges presented by older patients with frailty with gastrointestinal causes of anaemia; predominantly gastrointestinal bleeding. 

Participants in this webinar will learn the differences in assessment of nutritional anaemia and gastrointestinal haemorrhages in older people with frailty, and how to formulate a patient centred approach to management.

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording. 

There will be a social chat organised by the BGS after this webinar:

Participants will have the opportunity attendees for an interactive conversation. Participants of the small group session will be asked to join with their microphone and camera on to make this interaction more engaging. Limited space. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

Key speakers

Dr Sabina Beg

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Imperial health care trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Beg is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial Health Care Trust, with a specialist interest in therapeutic endoscopy. Following training in London and Cambridge, she undertook research at the University of Nottingham focussed on advances in capsule endoscopy technology. This was complimented with a fellowship in Double Balloon Enteroscopy at the Sheffield Hallamshire and at Jichi Medical University Hospital, Japan. She sits on the International committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology, having organised international educational courses. She is actively involved in quality improvement and has contributed to national guidelines.

Dr Ravishankar Rao Baikady

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Speaker's biography

Dr Ravishankar Rao Baikady is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Peri-operative Medicine at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.  He specialises in management of major cancer surgeries and also as a peri-operative physician in anaesthesia focussing on pre-operative risk assessment to improve patient outcome after major cancer surgeries. His research projects include peri-operative anaemia management, cardio pulmonary exercise testing, Anaesthesia for major cancer surgery and evidence based management of major haemorrhage.

In addition to research interests, Dr. Rao Baikady actively promotes evidence based practices toward anaemia and haemorrhage management. As part of the patient blood management programme, Dr Rao Baikady initiated anaemia management in cancer surgery with intravenous Iron infusion, blood conservation strategies and education for health professionals. He is a key opinion leader in anaemia management in major surgery. Dr R Rao Baikady has produced journal publications in this area and currently involved in various multicentre research projects.  He regularly organises international educational programmes on ‘Bleeding, Clotting and Haemorrhage’ in collaboration with Association of Anaesthetists in UK and Ireland and ‘Anaesthesia for major surgery’. 

Dr Rao Baikady is also elected council member of Association of Anaesthetists in UK and Ireland since 2016.


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Welcome and introduction
Iron deficiency, anaemia and the Two week wait: Tips and pitfalls

Dr Sabina Beg

Perils and prescriptions in perioperative anaemia

Dr Ravishankar Baikady, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Marsden Hospital

Question and answer session
Closing remarks