President - Dr Athanase Benetos (France)

Born in Athens, Greece, on July 5, 1956, Married, 4 children

Present Position

Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, since 2002
Head of the Dpt of Geriatrics at the University hospital of Nancy since 2006
Head of the Memory Clinic of the University hospital of Nancy
Senior Researcher at the INSERM (National Institute of Biomedical Research) since 1996
Chief of the University Centre for Research and Education on Aging (Centre EFORVIE, University of Nancy) since 2005
Present address

Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
CHU de Nancy, Hôpital de Brabois
54511 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
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Past Positions

Academic Director of the EuGMS – European Geriatric Medicine Society (2014-2018)
Chief of the Epidemiology Department of the Medical Center d'Investigations Préventives et Cliniques «IPC»- Paris (1995-2002)
Senior Consultant: Broussais Hospital, Paris (1990-2002)
Research Director at INSERM (National Institute of Medical Research) (1996-2002)
Associate Professor of Clinical Therapeutics, University Paris VI (1992-1995)
Senior Consultant in Hypertension, Broussais Hospital Paris (1988-2002)
Research Fellow, Boston University, Boston (1984-1987)

MD: Medical School of Athens, Greece 1974/80

Cardiologist: Ordre des Medecins, Paris 1986

PhD: University of Paris VI, France 1991/1994

Geriatrician, France 2001

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Member of the Executive Board and Treasurer of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) for the period 2009-2013
Member (representative of the French college of the Professors in Geriatrics) of the Board of the European Academy for Medicine of Aging (EAMA) from 2006 to 2012
Elected member of the National Center of the French Universities (CNU), Commission 53-01 Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Biology of Aging, since 2004
Member of the Editorial Board of "Hypertension" and "Journal of Hypertension"
Research Program

Biomarkers of Aging, Telomere dynamics
Epidemiology, genetics and treatment of the age-related changes of large arteries.
Role of hypertension and other risk factors on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.

285 peer-reviewed publications since 1987