Despite the wintry weather and forecast of snow there was an excellent turn out for the first G4J Connect:Leeds event at St. James’s University Hospital.
The evening kicked off with a rapid-fire overview of syncope by Dr Brierley, a consultant geriatrician and head of the renowned syncope service in Bradford. This was followed by some wise words on being a medical registrar from the Fresh Prince, Dr Sean Ninan, and an overview of the range of out of programme experiences undertaken by geriatric medicine registrars by Dr Rebecca Anthony – both geriatric medicine registrars in Yorkshire.
Dr Heseltine, a geriatrician with a specialist interest in movement disorders, gave an inspiring talk on Parkinson’s Disease for Juniors covering key tips for junior doctors and delved into what a Parkinson’s disease service might look like. The event was rounded off by Dr Gillian Fox, consultant geriatrician in Leeds, speaking about interface geriatrics and sneaking a peek at what the future might hold for joined up health and social care services. The feedback was extremely positive and future events are already being discussed.
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