Next MEeting

Autumn meeting 2017 of the UEMS Geriatrics Section
Saturday, September 23, 2017, Nice (after EUGMS meeting)

Spring meeting 2018
Date and location to be determined

Autumn meeting 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018, Berlin (after EUGMS meeting)

Spring meeting 2019
Date and location to be determined

Autumn meeting 2019 of the UEMS Geriatrics Section: Saturday, September 28, 2019: Krakow (after EUGMS meeting)


Brussels Meeting.

The meeting of the section in Brussels on the first of April:
The section was invited for a pre-conference dinner by the National Society of Belgian Specialists. The meeting took place at the Domus Medical Europaea in the heart of Brussels.



The meeting of the section in Lisbon on the 8th of October: The Portuguese press interviewed the local host and the president of the section, and published an article related to the importance of geriatrics for future health care.


New article

Current Issues

The UEMS Geriatrics Section is one of 43 specialist sections of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists).

Geriatric medicine is a recognized independent medical specialty in 17 of 31 European countries, a recognized subspecialty in 10 countries, and in two countries (Germany, France) both models (independent specialty and subspecialty) exist. Only 5 countries (Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Slovenia) do not have a recognized postgraduate medical degree in geriatric medicine as of 2016.

For historic and structural reasons the organisation of geriatric medicine varies between European countries.
The UEMS Geriatrics Section addresses common issues shared among all countries. In previous work, the Section proposed on a uniform definition of geriatrics (with translations in many European languages) and on minimum requirements for training in geriatrics as part of undergraduate medical training.
Currently, the key focus of the Section is the definition of standards of postgraduate training in geriatric medicine.