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Four helicopters and a string quartet

Desmond O’Neill is a consultant physician in geriatric and stroke medicine and immediate past president of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

Unlike last year, there was not a formal cultural event at this year’s European geriatric medicine congress. The organising committee may rightly have considered this superfluous with the glories of Venice at our doorstep. Indeed, large numbers of geriatricians were observed garnering informal extra-mural CPD at the many locations across the island displaying the wonderful late-life creativity of Titian,Tintoretto, and Bellini. Continue reading

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EUGMS Website and EUGMS Blog

Dr Arturo Vilches-Moraga is a geriatrician based in Vigo in Northwest Spain. He serves on the Executive Board of the EUGMS and is the EUGMS Website Director.      

The EUGMS has three websites:blog_tree

  • Main EUGMS website: www.eugms.org
  • This one, the EUGMS Blog
  • The EUGMS Congress website (which is controlled and run by the congress secretariat

http://www.eugms.org/, as the forefront of Geriatric Medicine in Europe, receives on average over 9000 visits per month from Geriatricians across Europe, Asia, The Americas, Africa, Australia and Oceania.  We envisage our website as the place to visit when you want to find out what is happening in Geriatric Medicine in Europe but also as the communication platform for Geriatricians. Continue reading

EUGMS in Cologne

Dr Riitta Antikainen is a member of the EUGMS Board representing Finland. She is the manager of the EUGMS blog

In an airplane somewhere between Helsinki and Oulu, back from Cologne on the way home,  to Oulu on March the 6th 2013.

What did I do in Cologne? I participated the EUGMS full board meeting, where I  was representing Finnish Society of Gerontology. Continue reading