About this event

  • Date and time Fri 20 Jan 2023 from 9:00am to 5:15pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Geriatrics and Gerontology

Following the success of previous years, the event Biology of ageing is back with a two-part webinar series to 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 flagship meeting will cover the Geriatric Medicine syllabus and the new curriculum.

This first episode will explore the clinical implications of ageing on the endocrine system, the gut, the liver and other organs.

During this webinar, you will understand:

  • The endocrine system, diabetes, balance and how they interact
  • How the gut and liver are intricate
  • How ageing occurs in multiple organs at different speeds

The second episode will focus on how to manage elderly community care and virtual wards. It will also discuss the brain, the bladder and kidneys in the ageing process. To find more information and book your place, please click here.

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

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Welcome and introduction

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

The ageing lungs

Dr Neeraj Shah, Speciality Trainee Year 6, Respiratory Registrar and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Death by comorbidity: Is there a role for periodontal disease?

Professor Iain Chapple, Professor, University of Birmingham

Hearing and balance disorder in ageing

Mr Ahmed Youssef, ENT Consultant, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lunch break

Dr Nicolo Battista, Consultant Oncologist, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

The ageing endocrine system and a celebration of 100 years of insulin

Professor David Russell Jones, Professor of Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Surrey and Consultant Physician, Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Functional changes in Parkinson's disease

Dr Jan Coeberg, Consultant Neurologist, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Dr Mashkur Khan

Close of meeting




Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

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

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