Welcome address to 14th EuGMS Congress
it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 14th International Congress of the EuGMS, to be held from the 10th to the 12th of October 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The congress theme “Advancing Geriatric Medicine in a Modern World” represents a great challenge for our speciality. During the next decade geriatric medicine will further develop its profile by incorporating innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This year`s congress will have a special focus on these developments which are driven to a significant degree by technological and pharmaceutical innovations. In addition, new concepts will be presented that have evolved directly from the traditional principles of geriatric medicine. The congress will reflect the diversity of our speciality in all its facets, and will offer new ideas and insights for clinicians working with older patients in any continent of the world.
The BCC, the Berlin Congress Center, has been built in the tradition of the Bauhaus architecture and is located right in the heart of city at the Alexanderplatz. A large number of hotels and restaurants can be reached in walking distance, while quick access to metro, train and buses is available. Berlin is a vibrant city. It celebrates openness and creativity that goes beyond the established and the ordinary, pushing the boundaries in a multitude of ways. Be inspired by the wide range of choices that you find in the arts, in design and in culinary experiences.
Come to Berlin! It is always worth the trip, especially on the occasion of the 2018 EuGMS congress.
Jürgen Bauer, MD, PhD
President of the 14th EuGMS congress