CGA - Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Role of CGA in assessment and management of older people

Leader: Alberto Pilotto Maria Cristina Polidori


To establish a network of experts to assess current status and needs to improve the homogeneous implementation of the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) as the cornerstone of geriatric medicine as well as its development for multidimensional prognosis, shared decision making and tailored interventions in older adults.

Relevance for the purposes of the EuGMS:

The CGA represents the main common tool for all healthcare practitioners in ageing medicine. Its appropriate use has enormous implications on the adequate care of the steadily growing European older population. Regular updates on the state of the art of CGA methodology and use for prognosis evaluation will be fundamental for the improvement of European geriatrics and of fruitful collaboration, goal oriented interactions with all actors of high-level geriatric management – nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists, spiritual carers among others.

Chairpersons/contact coordinates:

Professor Alberto Pilotto, E.O. Galliera Hospital, Dpt. Geriatric Care, Orthogeriatrics and Rehabilitation, Genova, Italy, and Professor Maria Cristina Polidori, Ageing Clinical research, Dpt. II Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany.


N° of members: 132

Recent Publications

New Paper - The role of comprehensive geriatric assessment in older patients affected by knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review

Expected method of work: task and finish projects. Currently:

  1. Task&Finish project within the frame of the EU MPI_Age study, 2014-2017
  2. Task&Finish project within the frame of the EuroSAF study, 2016-2019
  3. Task&Finish project “Self-MPI”, 2019-2020
  4. Task&Finish project CGA: Education and Training of the multidisciplinary team, 2018-2020, position paper 2018 Geriatric Care

Way of communication among members:


Planning of meetings:

yearly, EUGMS conferences

Next Meeting 18th EuGMS International Congress, London September 28-30 - SIG Collateral Meeting - OPEN - SEPT 28th from 07.30pm to 08.30pm UK TIME

17th EuGMS International Congress, Athens October 11-13 - SIG Collateral Meeting - OPEN- OCT 12th from 04.30pm to 06.00pm CEST

16th EuGMS International Congress, Athens October 7-9


September 2014