About this event

  • Date and time Fri 25 Nov 2022 from 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

Join the first webinar of the new academic year to learn about advances in medicine in older people as well as topics which are relevant in the current NHS, including the changing healthcare and the need for cost control.

Participants will learn about growth areas in gerontology, the recent advances in cardiovascular disease in the elderly, syncope and its variants and gut microbiota, the star of most diseases. Finally, the Presidential lecture will look at the overlap between Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, two neurodegenerative disorders with similarities and differences.

This unique meeting will feature key speakers such as the President of the British Geriatric Society Professor Adam Gordon talking about the future of older people, both in the hospital and in the community, and the Director of Medical Education in Southwest London will discuss the workforce crisis that is about to hit us and that we are currently dealing with. 

During this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about cardiovascular disease in the elderly, new areas in syncope and the ageing gut
  • Update on the new developments in gut microbiota as a precursor for diseases in older people
  • Understand the differences and similarities between Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease and advances in older people
  • Learn about healthcare, its future in an uncertain world and the healthcare crisis.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

A certificate with CPD credits 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 60 days for those that watch the recording.

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Welcome and introduction
New and emerging diseases in climate change

Professor Parveen Kumar, Professor of Medicine and Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

The future of older people’s care in the community and hospital

Professor Adam Gordon, President, British Geriatrics Society

Tea and coffee break
The crisis in medical workforce and training

Professor Indranil Chakraborty, Consultant, Acute Medicine Unit, St George's Hospital


Update in cardiovascular disease in the elderly

Professor Chakravarti Rajkumar, Chair, Geriatric and Stroke Medicine, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex

Lunch break
The future of healthcare

Professor Andrew Goddard, President, Royal College of Physicians

Update on syncope and blackouts

Professor Rose-Anne Kenny, Professor of Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin

Round table discussion
Presidential lecture – new thinking in neuro-degenerative disorders in the elderly

Dr Mashkur Khan, President, Geriatrics and Gerontology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

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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