General Secretary – Anne Ekdahl (Sweden)
Born in Denmark 1956. Moved to Sweden 1985 and now living in Helsingborg in the very south of Sweden.
COURSES AND DEGREES
1982: MD, University of Aarhus, Denmark
1990: Specialist in Geriatric Medicine, Sweden
2012: Doctoral degree in Medical Science
2018: Associate professor, Geriatric Medicine, Lunds University
Head of Section of Geriatric Medicine, Helsingborg Hospital
Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Sciences, Helsingborg, Lunds University.
General Secretary of EuGMS
PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP ROLES
Immediate past President of the Swedish Association of Geriatric Medicine.
Head of Geriatric Department Highland Hospital 92-98
Head of Geriatric Department, Linkoeping University Hospital 98-06
Two years after her specialization in Geriatric Medicine she became head of the Geriatric Department in the Highland Hospital – a position she kept until moving to Linkoeping University Hospital for the same position there.
She developed the first Acute Geriatric Wards in Sweden with direct access from the ED to the geriatric wards and has opened three of these wards in the country - all still thriving.
In her years as President of the Swedish Association of Geriatric Medicine she evolved consensus paper with the GP’s the internists in Sweden for a better and more comprehensive Care of Older People which founded the base of her later research.
Research interests has mainly been Patients participation in medical decision making, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and frailty.
PI of the “Age-FIT”-trial (Ambulatory Geriatric Frailty Intervention Trial) Clinical Trials nr NCT01446757 and “Ger-MOT”-trial (Geriatric Mobile Team -trial) ClinicalTrials.gov ID: NCT02923843.