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.

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 Charles Hamdy
President
Dr Pandora Wright
President Elect
Professor Stephen Roger Iliffe
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming geriatrics and gerontology events and webinars

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Prizes & awards

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

Submissions open soon

Prize 

  • 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.

 

 

 

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Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: President’s Essay Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: A year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

Thursday 24 September 2020

Open to 

Students or postgraduates of 5 years standing from disciplines involved in care of older people.

Application guidelines 

The essay, a literature review and discussion, should be maximum 3000 words (excluding references) on any aspect of ageing or the health and care of older people.Papers will be judged by a sub-committee of the Council of the Geriatrics & Gerontology Section, comprising the President and/or President Elect, the Honorary Treasurer, the two Honorary Secretaries and the Library and Editorial Representatives or deputies nominated by the President. The decision of the judges shall be final and the award shall be made on their recommendation by the Council of the Section.  

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Prizes & awards

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

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Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Trainees' prize, clinical presentations

Prize

  • First prize - for best oral presentation: £100 and certification recognition
  • Second prize - for best oral presentation: certification recognition
  • First prize - for best poster presentation: £50 and certification recognition
  • Second prize - for best poster presentation: certification recognition

Submission deadline 

Thursday 24 September 2020

Open to

Trainees in elderly medicine and old age psychiatry.

Application guidelines

Submission of abstracts of no more than 250 words. The abstracts are required to have a clinical context and be in the form of a case presentation which and usually in the form of case presentations which demonstrate difficult diagnostic or management problems relevant to older people.

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