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.



Geriatric Emergency Medicine track during ICEM Mexico June 2018

During the International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2018 in Mexico City (June 6th – 9th), the European Task Force on geriEM will actively  contribute to the Geriatric Emergency Medicine track:

Wednesday June 6th (Room 4, 14:00 hrs)

  • Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Geriatric Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department and the Role of Clinicians (Sushen Sun, USA)
  • Trauma in the Older Adult: when everything is life or death (Alejandro Moya, Costa Rica)
  • Depression in Older ED Patients: What it looks like and how to find it (Ian Sammy, UK)
  • Frailty in the ED (Diana N. Lemus Galván, Mexico)
  • The 10 commandments of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (Christian Nickel, Switzerland; Simon Mooijaart, the Netherlands; Jacinta Lucke, the Netherlands; European Task Force GeriEM)

Thursday June 7th (Room 4, 14.15 hrs)

  • Developing International Standards for the Care of Older People in Emergency Departments (Brittany Ellis, Canada; Don Melady, Canada; Simon Mooijaart, the Netherlands, European Task Force geriEM)
  • Moving Towards Integrated Emergency Care – First Steps (Judy Lowthian, Australia; Peter Cameron, Australia)
  • Addressing the Challenge of Appropriate Triage Prioritization in Older ED Patients (Micheal Bullard, Canada)
  • Implementation of a Geriatric EM curriculum for year sixth medical students in Thailand (Jiraporn Sri-On, Thailand)
  • Accrediting Geriatric EDs: Launching the accreditation system (Kevin Biese, USA; Chris Carpenter, USA; Don Melady, Canada)




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!