Inaugural Meeting of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society - Second Transatlantic Meeting August 29 - September 1st 2001, Paris, France

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from European Union Geriatric Medicine Society

    PARIS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of geriatricians delegated by the
 different National Geriatric Societies of the countries belonging to the
 European Union met at the end of 1999 and decided to launch the European Union
 Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).
 
     The principal aims of the EUGMS are:
 
     -- Continuing Professional Development for Specialists in Geriatric
        Medicine,
     -- Production of guidelines in the specialty,
     -- Task forces,
     -- Promotion of clinical research in Geriatric Medicine,
     -- Promotion of education and training in Geriatric Medicine,
     -- Facilitation of International meetings in Geriatric Medicine.
 
     The membership of the Society will be open to individual specialists in
 the field and physician members of European National Societies of Geriatric
 Medicine, the European Academy of the Yuste Foundation, Geriatric Medicine
 Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists, European Region of the
 International Association of Gerontology, European Academy of Medicine of
 Ageing and Gerontological Economical Research Organisation who plays important
 roles in European Geriatric Medicine.
     The EUGMS will organise and develop a high quality International
 Scientific Congress with prominent geriatricians of seventeen European
 countries (countries from the EEC plus Switzerland and Norway).
     The inaugural meeting of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
 will take place in Paris (France) August 29th to September 1st 2001.  This
 will be also the second Transatlantic meeting, after the success of the first
 one held in Paris in 1999, since several geriatricians coming form the United
 States and Canada will participate to it.
     The major themes of the congress will be Ageing, Nutrition, Health
 Promotion, and Prevention of Disability.  We plan to hold major sessions on
 Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, Metabolic medicine, Geriatric
 Pharmacology, as well as other conditions such as Stroke and Diabetes.  In
 addition, over 300 posters will be presented, the deadline to submit posters
 is April 30th 2001.
     This will be a major international conference in Geriatric Medicine which
 specifically involves and invites contributions from member states of the
 European Union.
     We are expecting over 1,200 delegates to attend with the majority being
 consultant geriatricians and other specialists to provide a unique opportunity
 of highly scientifical discussions between the different type of European
 Geriatric Medicine.
 
     Dr. Brian Williams                    Pr Giulio Masotti
     President                             Vice-President
 
     Pr Robert Moulias                     Dr Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft
     General Secretary                     Associate Secretary
 
     Pr Jean-Pierre Baeyens                Dr Hans Werner
     Treasurer                             Treasurer
 
     Pr Alan J. Sinclair
     Director of the Academic Board
 
 

SOURCE European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
    PARIS, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of geriatricians delegated by the
 different National Geriatric Societies of the countries belonging to the
 European Union met at the end of 1999 and decided to launch the European Union
 Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS).
 
     The principal aims of the EUGMS are:
 
     -- Continuing Professional Development for Specialists in Geriatric
        Medicine,
     -- Production of guidelines in the specialty,
     -- Task forces,
     -- Promotion of clinical research in Geriatric Medicine,
     -- Promotion of education and training in Geriatric Medicine,
     -- Facilitation of International meetings in Geriatric Medicine.
 
     The membership of the Society will be open to individual specialists in
 the field and physician members of European National Societies of Geriatric
 Medicine, the European Academy of the Yuste Foundation, Geriatric Medicine
 Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists, European Region of the
 International Association of Gerontology, European Academy of Medicine of
 Ageing and Gerontological Economical Research Organisation who plays important
 roles in European Geriatric Medicine.
     The EUGMS will organise and develop a high quality International
 Scientific Congress with prominent geriatricians of seventeen European
 countries (countries from the EEC plus Switzerland and Norway).
     The inaugural meeting of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
 will take place in Paris (France) August 29th to September 1st 2001.  This
 will be also the second Transatlantic meeting, after the success of the first
 one held in Paris in 1999, since several geriatricians coming form the United
 States and Canada will participate to it.
     The major themes of the congress will be Ageing, Nutrition, Health
 Promotion, and Prevention of Disability.  We plan to hold major sessions on
 Cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, Metabolic medicine, Geriatric
 Pharmacology, as well as other conditions such as Stroke and Diabetes.  In
 addition, over 300 posters will be presented, the deadline to submit posters
 is April 30th 2001.
     This will be a major international conference in Geriatric Medicine which
 specifically involves and invites contributions from member states of the
 European Union.
     We are expecting over 1,200 delegates to attend with the majority being
 consultant geriatricians and other specialists to provide a unique opportunity
 of highly scientifical discussions between the different type of European
 Geriatric Medicine.
 
     Dr. Brian Williams                    Pr Giulio Masotti
     President                             Vice-President
 
     Pr Robert Moulias                     Dr Alfonso Cruz-Jentoft
     General Secretary                     Associate Secretary
 
     Pr Jean-Pierre Baeyens                Dr Hans Werner
     Treasurer                             Treasurer
 
     Pr Alan J. Sinclair
     Director of the Academic Board
 
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