(godkendt på Malta d.3. maj 2008, videreudviklet i København d.6. september 2008)
Geriatri er et medicinsk speciale, som beskæftiger sig med somatiske, mentale, funktionsmæssige og sociale forhold hos ældre patienter med akut og kronisk sygdom, behov for genoptræning, forebyggende indsats og/eller terminal pleje. Denne patientgruppe anses at have høj forekomst af skrøbelighed med, aktiv multipatologi, som nødvendiggør en holistisk tilgang. Sygdomme kan præsentere sig anderledes hos den ældre patient og er ofte vanskelige at diagnosticere. Behandlingseffekten kan være forsinket, og der er tit behov for sociale støtteforanstaltninger.
Geriatri omfatter derfor mere end de organorienterede specialer og tilbyder yderligere terapeutiske tiltag i et multidisciplinært og tværfagligt miljø. Hovedformålet med tværfagligheden er at optimere funktionsniveauet hos den ældre person for derved at forbedre livskvaliteten og autonomien.
Geriatri er ikke specifikt defineret ved alder, men varetager den typiske sygdomsmanifestation som ses hos ældre patienter. De fleste patienter er over 65 år, men de problemstillinger som især varetages af geriatrien bliver betydeligt hyppigere i gruppen af 80+ årige.
Vi erkender, at organiseringen af geriatri kan variere blandt EU medlemslandene af historiske og strukturelle/organisatoriske årsager.
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EuGMS Presidential Message 2021
Training Requirements for the Specialty of Geriatric Medicine
The European Training Requirements Geriatric Medicine were approved at the UEMS Council Meeting on 17 October 2020. Our next goals are to update the pregraduate training requirements and establish a (voluntary) European examination in Geriatric Medicine.
Documents and Minutes from the virtuel meeting October 10, 2020 can now be found on "Board Only" page
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.
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
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."
Meeting in Berlin
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.
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.
See the latest minutes from the Brussels-meeting in the Board Only-section
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.
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