About this event

  • Date and time Tue 15 Dec 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

The final part in this three-part webinar series. This webinar will continue on the topic of understanding of nutritional anaemia in the context of older people with frailty and dementia and pragmatic managements. Looking at the the different challenges presented by older patients with frailty with gastrointestinal causes of anaemia; predominantly gastrointestinal bleeding.

Learn the epidemiology, and aetilogy of nutritional anaemia and how to assess and manage these in older people with frailty and dementia. Appreciate the differences in management with older patients presenting with gastrointestinal haemorrhage, when and who to refer to and when to use iron and or blood products. Recognise particular gastrointestinal cases of anaemia more common in older patients and how to manage.

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. 

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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.


Standard pricing available until 15 December 2020.


RSM Member RSM Student RSM Trainee
£10.00 £5.00 £5.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student BGS Member
£20.00 £15.00 £15.00 £10.00

Key speakers

Professor Edwina Brown

Consultant nephrologist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Edwina Brown’s main research interests are peritoneal dialysis, dialysis outcomes in the elderly and renal palliative care.  She was the principal investigator for FEPOD (Frail Elderly Patient Outcomes on Dialysis) comparing outcomes on assisted PD and haemodialysis with conservative care. She is currently working on a project integrating renal and elderly care and is starting a study Kidney Transplantation in Older People (KTOP). She organises an annual meeting on Renal Supportive Care and co-organises the UK PD Academy. She chairs the ISPD guideline committee and has overseen the development of the 2020 guideline on ‘Prescribing high quality, goal-directed peritoneal dialysis’ She has published extensively on peritoneal dialysis and dialysis in the elderly and is the author/editor of several books. 

Dr Ravishankar Rao Baikady

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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
Perioperative anaemia management in frail patients

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

Managing anaemia in kidney disease

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

Question and answer session
Closing remarks