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Spring meeting 2020

Helsinki April 18th 2020
Autumn meeting 2020

Athens October 10th 2020


Autumn 2020

Documents and Minutes from the virtuel meeting October 10, 2020 can now be found on "Board Only" page


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.


Current Issues

The UEMS Geriatrics Section is one of 43 specialist sections of the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists).

Geriatric medicine is a recognized independent medical specialty in 17 of 31 European countries, a recognized subspecialty in 10 countries, and in two countries (Germany, France) both models (independent specialty and subspecialty) exist. Only 5 countries (Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Slovenia) do not have a recognized postgraduate medical degree in geriatric medicine as of 2016.

For historic and structural reasons the organisation of geriatric medicine varies between European countries.
The UEMS Geriatrics Section addresses common issues shared among all countries. In previous work, the Section proposed on a uniform definition of geriatrics (with translations in many European languages) and on minimum requirements for training in geriatrics as part of undergraduate medical training.
Currently, the key focus of the Section is the definition of standards of postgraduate training in geriatric medicine.