About this event

  • Date and time Thu 21 Apr 2022 from 5:15pm to 8:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology, Trainees

This webinar will provide healthcare professionals and the interested public with an understanding of the ageing process, the impact of ageing on health and the presentation of diseases in that age group.

This session will explore the clinical implications of ageing on the brain, vision, heart, kidneys, bones and joints. Participants will understand cellular function and dysfunction throughout life and learn to distinguish between physiological and chronological ageing processes in their patients’ musculoskeletal systems.

This event is running as part of an educational day event coordinated by the RSM Geriatrics and Gerontology and Trainees Sections, to create a rich and varied educational and networking opportunity for a diverse audience.

After the lecture, stay for the Clinical governance and audit prize presentations which aim to showcase and promote the best clinical geriatric audits and government projects that have been undertaken by doctors and allied health professionals in training over this year in the UK and overseas.

Aims for this session include:

  • Provide an overview of the normal physiological changes associated with the ageing process 
  • Recognize the differences between the ageing process and diseases common in old age 
  • Appreciate that age-associated changes increase the vulnerability to certain diseases and may affect their presentations 
  • Differentiate between age-associated cognitive changes, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia  
  • Understand the concept of frailty

Get a 20% discount if you book for both webinars Biology of Ageing and Diversity in Dermatology: Skin Through The Ages.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the session broadcast.


President’s essay prize winner: Diego Abelleyra Lastoria

Abstract title: Societal perception of care homes: understanding views and challenging stigma

Clinical audit and governance prize winner: Arwel Poacher

Abstract title: The impact of adopting low molecular weight heparin in place of aspirin as routine thromboprophylaxis for patients with hip fracture.

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Pandora Wright, President, Geriatrics and Gerontology Section and Dr Mashkur Khan, Consultant Physician and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Epsom and St Helier's University Hospital NHS Trust

The ageing brain

Dr Jeremy Stern, Consultant Neurologist, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The ageing heart

Professor Sanjay Sharma, Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Consultant Cardiologist, St. Georges' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Presented by Dr Saad

The ageing kidneys

Professor Debashish Banerjee, Professor of Nephrology, St. Georges' Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The ageing eyes

Dr Steve Harsum, Consultant Ophthalmologist

The ageing bones and joints

Dr Ritu Malaiya, Rheumatologist, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals      NHS Trust 

Panel discussion
Winner announcement of the clinical governance and audit and president's essay prize presentation

Dr Pandora Wright

Questions and answers
Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. 

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