Education & Training

Sections: Undergraduate Postgraduate , Continous Professional Interdisciplinary Education

Leader: Regina Roller-Wirnsberger Tahir Masud


  • Release European standards in geriatric training of students and medical doctors on basis of best medical education (BEME)
  • Connect medical faculties across Europe to foster geriatric education on all levels
  • Foster evidence based continuous medical education for medical doctors and all medical doctors of various disciplines involved in older people’s care across the continents
  • Enhance basic geriatric knowledge among other health care and social gerontology professionals in terms of interprofessional education
  • Closely relate with other SIG and offer educational expertise in the organization of meeting and congresses

Relevance for the purposes of the EuGMS

SIG Education and Training addresses core mission to launch geriatric medicine across European member states and to build a platform for networking and exchange.


N° of members: 39

Expected method of work

Surveys, Scaling up of best practices, Teaching Activities, Collaborative Statements with other professions, projects and SIGs, Production of support material for members

First expected outcome and approximate date of completion

  • Endorsement of New Postgraduate Curriculum in Geriatrics during Berlin Meeting (already endorsed by UEMS-GMS)- Paper under revision for Age&Ageing (10/18)
  • Position Statement Paper on Health workforce development across Europe to ensure a frailty prevention approach in collaboration with Joint Action Advantage (12/18)
  • Translation of undergraduate curriculum in member states’ languages (ongoing)
  • Translation and promotion of leaflet material from the new textbook developed for undergraduate training in geriatrics (during 2019)
  • Scaling up of G4J programme coming from UK in Europe (kick off in Berlin) (from 2019 on -ongoing)
  • Liaison with initiative lead by Athanase Benetos to support development of geriatrics in Countries with need
  • Joint Work with SIG on Gerodontology – including survey in plan (ongoing)
  • Symposium during EuGMS Congress 2019

Way of communication among members

ICT based using Emails

Planning of meetings

Always during EuGMS congress yearly face to face meetings to follow all rules applied by the academic board.

Next Meeting 16th EuGMS EuGMS 2020 E-Congress. The meeting is for SIG members only. Please find the Agenda of the meeting here 


November 2013