Definicao dé Geriatria

A Geriatria e uma especialidade medica interessada nos estados fisico, mental, funcional e na situacao social que se verificam na doenca aguda, na doenca cronica, na reabilitacao, na prevencao e nas situacoes de fim da vida dos doentes idosos.

Este grupo de doentes sao considerados como tendo um alto grau de fragilidade e de multiplas patologias, requerendo uma avaliacao holistica. As doencas podem manifestar-se de modo diferente nos idosos, sao frequentemente de dificil diagnostico, a resposta ao tratamento e muitas vezes demorada e existe com frequencia necessidade de apoio social.

Por isso a Geriatria excede a medicina orientada por orgao oferecendo terapeutica adicional por uma equipa multidisciplinar, cujo objectivo principal e optimizar o estado funcional do idoso e melhorar a sua qualidade de vida e a sua autonomia.

A Geriatria nao e definida especificamente pela idade, mas ocupa-se das situacoes morbidas caracteristicas dos doentes idosos. A maioria dos doentes tera mais de 60 anos, mas os problemas mais frequentemente abordados pela especialidade de Geriatria sao muito mais comuns nos individuos com mais de 80 anos.
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E reconhecido, que por razoes estruturais e hístoricas, a organizacao da Geriatria pode variar entre os Paises Membros da Europa.

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

New article