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Krakaw Meeting

 

 The autum meeting of the section was in Krakáw, Poland on the 28th of September after the suggessful EuGMS congress. There was a presentation of how geriatric medicine is organized in Poland. Also there were news from each country on how geriatric medicine is organized. The European Training Requirements for Geriatric Medicine, is now in its final stages and will soon be sent to the UEMS central organizaton for approval. The next steps are preparation of a European Exam in Geriatric Medicine. In the picture the group is enjoying the meeting and the good weather in Krakáw.

29/09/2019

Dear Mrs. Petermans and family,

I write with grief as president of the UEMS section Geriatric Medicine, on behalf of all past and present representatives, to express our condolences with the loss of your beloved husband. We will miss his wisdom and knowledge of the history of Geriatric Medicine in Europe and beyond. It is a pity that a man who did so much for the healthcare and well being of older persons can not profit himself from the achievements that were made.

We hope that the sadness of his death will in time be replaced by the fond memories we all have of Jean, one of the Geriatric Giants.

 

Jaap Krulder, president of the UEMS-GMS

19/09/2019

Reykjavik  Meeting

The spring meeting of the section was in Reykjavik on May the 11th 2019. There was a presentation of how geriatric medicine is organized in Iceland. The main discussion was about the European Training Requirements for Geriatric Medicine, which is now in its final stages. Hege Ihle-Hansen will be the Secretary of the section from January 2020. In the picture the group is enjoying the meeting and the surprisingly good weather in Iceland."

28/05/2019

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.