About this section

The Geriatrics & Gerontology Section’s purpose is to promote, advance and enhance the science of ageing and clinical care within the speciality.

Upcoming events

GGN50 Promo
Webinar CPD

Non-malignant pain in older people: Part 2

This the second webinar in a three part series and the aim is to teach participants to recognise and respond to analgesia dependence in older people.


Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: A.C. Comfort Essay Prize 2022

Submissions open soon


  • First prize: £300

Deadline: 31/03/2022

Submission process: This prize will be awarded to the best 5000 words essay on any aspect of ageing. 

Open to: Medical students (pre-clinical and clinical) and medical graduates within 5 years since qualification.




Apply here

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Clinical governance and audit prize 2020

Prize: £100 best oral presentation, £50 best poster presentation

Submission process: Abstract submissions of no more than 250 words on audit, clinical governance, quality improvement and research projects relevant to the care of older people

Open to: Trainees in geriatric medicine, old age psychiatry or social sciences

Deadline: 01/08/2020

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Professor Ronald C. Hamdy