Geriatrie

Geriatrie (Definition der Europäischen Union der medizinischen Spezialisten (UEMS) (akzeptiert in Malta am 3.5.2008, und überarbeitet in Kopenhagen am 6.9.2008).

Geriatrie ist die medizinische Spezialdisziplin, die sich mit physischen, psychischen, funktionellen und sozialen Aspekten bei der medizinischen Betreuung älterer Menschen befasst. Dazu gehört die Behandlung alter Patienten bei akuten Erkrankungen, chronischen Erkrankungen, präventiver Zielsetzung, (früh-)rehabilitativen Fragestellungen und speziellen, auch palliativen Fragestellungen am Lebensende.

Diese Gruppe älterer Patienten weist eine hohe Vulnerabilität („Frailty“) auf und leidet an multiplen aktiven Krankheiten. Sie ist deshalb auf eine umfassende Betreuung angewiesen. Krankheiten im Alter können sich different präsentieren und sind deshalb oft besonders schwierig zu diagnostizieren. Das Ansprechen auf Behandlung ist oft verzögert und häufig besteht ein Bedarf nach (gleichzeitiger) sozialer Unterstützung.
Geriatrische Medizin geht daher über einen organzentrierte Zugang hinaus und bietet zusätzliche Behandlung in einem interdisziplinären Team an. Hauptziel dieser Behandlung ist die Optimierung des funktionellen Status des älteren Patienten mit Verbesserung der Lebensqualität und Autonomie.
Die geriatrische Medizin ist zwar nicht spezifisch altersdefiniert; konzentriert sich jedoch auf typische bei älteren Patienten gefundene Erkrankungen. Die meisten Patienten sind über 65 Jahre alt.
Patienten, die am meisten von der geriatrischen Spezialdisziplin profitieren, sind in der Regel 80 jährig und älter.

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Aus historischen und strukturellen Gründen kann die Organisation der geriatrischen Medizin zwischen europäischen Mitgliedstaaten variieren.

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

Meeting in Berlin

The autumn meeting of the section was in Berlin on the 13th of October 2018. There was a presentation of how geriatric medicine is organized in Germany. The main discussion was about the European Training Requirements for Geriatric Medicine, which is being written, and the plans for a European exam in geriatric medicine.  Jurate Macijauskiene from Lithuania was elected as president-elect. In the picture she is with Jaap Kulder the president of the section.
18/11/2018

Vilnius Meeting

The meeting of the section in Vilnius on May the 5th 2018: The delegates discussed a plan for developing European Training Requirements for Geriatrics in 2018, and a vision for for a European process for certification in geriatric medicine. Also there was a presentation of geriatric medicine in Lithuania. It was a very productive meeting in beautiful Vilnius with a delicious dinner afterwards. 

 

05/12/2018

Nice Meeting

 

See final minutes here

The meeting of the section in Nice on Sept 23, 2017: The delegates discussed new horizons for geriatric medicine in Europe, including the new geriatrics specialty title in France, a plan for developing European Training Requirements for Geriatrics in 2018, and a vision for for a European process for certification in geriatric medicine.

12/10/2017

Latest Minutes

See the latest minutes from the Brussels-meeting in the Board Only-section

05/08/2017

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.

04/05/2017

LISBON MEETING

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.

18/10/2016

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