Tag Archives: geriatrics

It is not always easy to be a geriatrician


Anne Ekdahl is a geriatrician at the Vrinnevihospital in Sweden and the president of the Swedish Association of Geriatric Medicine.

As in many other countries in Europe it is not always easy to be a geriatrician. I came back from the EUGMS 2013 Congress in Venice full of power, spirit and pride in being a geriatrician: and then it was suddenly back to reality. Continue reading


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

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