Event Details

Edinburgh International Course in Medicine of the Older Adult 2018

RCPE Course Edinburgh

Date: Monday, 14 May 2018 - Friday, 18 May 2018


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street


It is 40 years since we welcomed our first delegates to this course and we are delighted to invite you to join us in 2018. This five-day course is aimed at physicians from around the world who specialise, or have a major interest, in the care of older people. This year the course will be held in our historic Great Hall, and we will be focusing on the ‘geriatric giants’: 

  • Mobility
  • Cognition
  • Continence
  • Common comorbidities
  • Frailty

Of particular value to doctors at consultant or senior trainee level, the course includes update lectures by experts on topics of current and practical relevance, with frequent opportunities for interactive case-based learning. Places are limited, thus maximising opportunities for networking. The course also features a popular social programme including a welcome reception with tours of the historic College buildings and a guided bus tour of Edinburgh’s historic medical sites. Half-days on Wednesday and Friday allow delegates to explore and enjoy our beautiful city.

Please note: Wheelchair access to the College is extremely limited and whilst we are upgrading our buildings to improve access, it is advisable to contact the Education Coordinator (j.kirk@rcpe.ac.uk) before booking.

Professor Andrew Elder & Dr Conor Maguire,
Course Co-directors



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The programme for the course is currently being finalised and will be available shortly. If you require further information in the meantime, please contact Josiane Kirk.

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Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 8 May 2018 but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Sunday 15 April 2018.

Registration fees


Early Bird fee
until Sunday 15 April 2018

from Monday 16 April 2018

Full course (5 days)



Full course (including course dinner)



Part-course: Monday 14 May only



Part-course: Tuesday 15 May only



Part-course: Wednesday 16 May (1/2 day)



Part-course: Thursday 17 May only



Part-course: Friday 18 May (1/2 day)



Course dinner if attending part-course only (delegate or guest)

£50 £50

There is an opportunity for a doctor from a DfID priority country to compete for the Brian Chapman scholarship which covers the cost of course fees, accommodation and travel to attend this course.

For a downloadable registration form or further details, contact Josiane Kirk.

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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, health care and scientific staff and to students. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event.

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance with CPD information will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the CPD Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Parking is available on street (metered) or at the Omni Centre car park, 10 minute's walk from the College.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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