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Keynote Speaker


Prof. Tahir Masud

President, British Geriatrics Society


Professor Masud is a geriatrician and clinical scientist, as well as the president of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS). Professor Masud trained at Christ Church, University of Oxford and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. After postgraduate training in London and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and a Research Fellow post in St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, he took up a position of Consultant Physician in General and Geriatric Medicine at Nottingham. He has a research and clinical interest in osteoporosis, falls, vibration therapy, and syncope and has published widely (more than 150 articles ) in these areas in journals of high impact factor in Aging and Gerontolgy. Professor Masud heads the Clinical Gerontology Research Unit at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Previously he was a scientific advisor to the National Osteoporosis Society and is the main organiser of the annual International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability and is the Vice President for Education and Training at the British Geriatrics Society. He is the recent past President of the European Union of Medical Specialists-Geriatric Medicine Section. Additionally, he is Professor in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Nottingham and he has Visiting Professorships of Musculoskeletal Gerontology at the Universities of Nottingham, Derby and Southern Denmark.













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