Medicina Geriatricâ

Medicina Geriatricâ (definiţie acceptatâ la Malta, 03/05/08; extinsâ la Copenhaga 06/09/08)
Medicina Geriatricâ este o specialitate medicalâ având ca obiect aspecte fizice, mentale, funcţionale şi sociale ale îngrijirilor acordate în fazele acute, cronice, de recuperare, preventive şi terminale ale afecţiunilor pacienţilor vârstnici.
Se considerâ câ acest grup de pacienţi prezintâ un grad ridicat de fragilitate şi multiple patologii active, care necesitâ o abordare holisticâ, globalâ. Bolile se pot manifesta diferit la vârstnici, sunt adesea dificil de diagnosticat, râspunsul la tratament adesea este întârziat şi frecvent existâ necesitatea unui sprijin social.
De aceea Medicina Geriatricâ trece dincolo de medicina orientatâ spre organ sau sistem, oferind în plus terapia în cadrul unei echipe multidisciplinare, al cârei principal obiectiv este optimizarea statusului funcţional al persoanei în vârstâ, precum şi ameliorarea calitâţii vieţii şi a autonomiei sale.
Obiectul Medicinei Geriatrice nu este definit în mod specific de vârsta cronologicâ, specialitatea având ca preocupare afecţiunile mai frecvent întâlnite la pacienţii în vârstâ. Majoritatea acestorpacienţi au vârste de peste 65 de ani, dar problemele care sunt cel mai bine abordate în cadrul specialitâţii de Medicinâ Geriatricâ devin mult mai frecvente la grupa de vârstâ de 80 de ani şi peste –
80+.

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