Weekend on European Guidelines on #geriEM

During the weekend of June 8th-9th 2019 representatives of the European Task Force on #geriEM met in Antwerp, Belgium to initiate a new #geriEMEurope endevour. A European guideline on Geriatric Emergency Medicine was drafted and planned.

Left to right: Jacinta Lucke (the Netherlands), Aine Mitchell (Ireland), Defne Zerrin Dundar (Turkey), Anna Ramovs (Slovenia), Rosa McNamera (Ireland), Arjun Thaur (UK), Pieter Heeren (Belgium), Christian Nickel (Switzerland), Laura Blomaard (The Netherlands), Mehmet Karamercan (Turkey), Bas de Groot (The Netherlands), Simon Conroy (UK), Simon Mooijaart (the Netherlands), Terrenc (Hong-Kong)

Our mission and goals: now online!

As European Task Force for Geriatric Emergency Medicine, we have laid down a mission and goal in a statement. The mission and goals were formally approved by both the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) and the European Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM). A clear sign of one of our basic principles: #geriEM is about collaboration and multi-disciplinarity!

To read the editorial in EJEM: click this link

To view the statement: click this link

Coming up: #geriEM activities during EuGMS 2018 – Berlin

During the annual conference of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS) in Berling (Octobter 10-12th 2018) there will be interesting #geriEM activities:

Friday October 12th 2018

10:30 hrs: Symposium “Geriatric Emergency Medicine: Old Patients in the New World”

Location: Room 4

  • Dr. Faisal Aijaz, Leisester, UK. “Embedding frailty in ED and its impact on patient care.”
  • Dr. Yvonne Schoon, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. “Measuring Patient Reported Outcome is feasible in Older Patients attending the Emergency Department.”
  • Dr. Els Devriendt, Leuven, Belgium. “The URGENT CARE model and unplanned ED revisits”

12:00 hrs: Meeting of the #geriEM special interest group

Location: Room B95

Everybody who is interested in #geriEM is welcome to join!

Pre-course on #geriEM @ EUSEM Glasgow 2018

During EUSEM 2018 a precourse on Geriatric Emergency Medicine was held, with great evaluations. The precourse consisted of interactive
table top discussions and scenario’s and was fully booked. The faculty was an internation team of geriatricians, emergency physicians and physician assistants from three countries. Topics included polypharmacy, end-of-life care and delirium. Because of this success, during EUSEM 2019 in Poland the Geriatric Emergency Medicine will be organized again! Keep track of the website for further information.



Now open: European Research Agenda on #geriEM

The European Task Force on #geriEM has initiated an initiative to compile a European Research Agenda on #geriEM. A prioritised set of research questions will help to increase impact of #geriEM research throughout Europe and the world.

Please go to the questionnaire here! It will only take you 1-2 minutes to fill it in!

And feel free to share with any professional (individual or organisation) working in or nearby Geriatric Emergency Medicine across Europe: physicians, nurses, GP’s, therapists, hospital administrators.

Book on #GeriEM published!


In Januray 2018 Springer published the text book on Geriatric Emergency Medicine. The book was edited by Christian Nickel (chair of EUSEM GEM section), Abdel Bellou (former chair of EUSEM GEM section) and Simon Conroy (former chair of EUGMS GEM Sig). Many member of the European GeriEM community contributed to the chapters. Check it out here!