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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr Pandora Wright
President
Professor Stephen Roger Iliffe
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming geriatrics and gerontology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Geriatrics & Gerontology Section.

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Prizes & awards

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: President’s Essay Prize  

Prize 

  • First prize: A year’s free RSM membership

Submission deadline 

Thursday 8th October 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: 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 8th October 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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Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

Fellow

Associate

For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 

Associate

Student

For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification in a healthcare-related subject, in the UK or overseas. 

Student