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Next meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on the 8th of October 2016 (the meeting in Brussels planned for 30th of April had to be cancelled due to the transport situation in Brussels)

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Meetings

Next meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on the 8th of October 2016 (the meeting in Brussels planned for 30th of April had to be cancelled due to the transport situation in Brussels)

07-04-2016

Undergraduate training

Updated documents concerning undergraduate training. Please see under Library

31-03-2016

EUGMS Congress 2016 - Lisbon

Current Issues

The increasing elderly population in the EU represents the greatest challenge to health services in Europe. The management of illness and disability in older people has been shown to be optimized by involvement of professional teams with specialized knowledge of geriatric medicine. The specialty of Geriatric Medicine is recognized either as a specialty in its own right, or as a subspecialty of General Internal Medicine in most Member States. This variability may reflect differences in the organization of healthcare in the Member States.
The greatest challenges for the Geriatric Medicine section of UEMS are:
1. to ensure recognition of the specialty throughout the EU
2. to harmonize training standards for doctors
3. to define requirements concerning staffing, facilities and professional skills to be met in order to establish Geriatric Medicine across the EU
4. to ensure that all older people in the EU have similar and appropriate access to properly trained specialists in Geriatric Medicine.
Dublin Saturday 25 April 2015
Oslo Saturday 19 September 2015