Education & Training

Sections: Undergraduate Postgraduate , Continous Professional Interdisciplinary Education

Leader: Regina Roller-Wirnsberger


  • Release European standards in geriatric training of stumedical 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

Outcomes 2017

  • EUGMS Textbook for undergraduate teaching “Learning geriatric medicine”(Publication September 2017, Springer)
  • Publication Silver Paper (currently under review in EGM)
  • Consensus Document on Postgraduate Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine (October 2017)
  • Renovation of Mission Statement of the SIG Education and Training and Blueprint to be published (July 2017)
  • Survey on profiling of chairs in geriatric medicine across Europe (December 2017)
  • Completion of the survey on learning objectives and teaching content in geriatric medicine across different health professionals in Europe

Projects & Events 2017, 2018

Organisation of a new symposium on IPE in egriatrics at the EUGMS 2018

Next meeting of the group

  • Meeting at the EUGMS 2017 Congress in Nice, France
  • Symposium at the EUGMS 2017 Congress in Nice, France


  • Singler K, Gordon AL, Robertson G, Roller RE. The development of a geriatric postgraduate education assessment instrument using a modified Delphi procedure. Age Ageing. 2016 Sep;45(5):718-22. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afw086
  • Keijsers CJP, Dreher R, Tanner S, Forde-Johnston C, Thompson S. The Special Interest Group Education, IPE section, EUGMS. Interprofessional education in geriatric medicine. Eur Geriatr Med in press DOI:
  • Vilches-Moraga A, Ariño-Blasco S, Verdejo-Bravo C, Mateos-Nozal J; en representación del Servicio de Traducciones del Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Vigo/Traducciones Sprint. University studies plan in geriatric medicine developed using a modified Delphi technique]. Rev Esp Geriatr Gerontol. 2015 Mar-Apr;50(2):82-8. doi: 10.1016/j.regg.2014.10.003
  • Stuck AE, Jónsdóttir AB, Singler K, Roller RE, Holm EA, Masud T. The length of postgraduate training for geriatric medicine in European countries: an update for the year 2015. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2016 Feb;28(1):169-70. doi: 10.1007/s40520-015-0514-1
  • Singler K, Holm E, Jackson T, Robertson G, Eggenberger E, Roller RE. European postgraduate training in Geriatric Medicine - Data of a systematic international survey. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2015 Oct;27(5):741-50. doi: 10.1007/s40520-015-0416-2. Epub 2015 Jul 29
    Roller RE, Petermans J. Education and Training in Geriatric Medicine- Where do we come from where do we go? European Geriatric Med 2015; 5(3): 205-207
  • Petermans J, Roller RE. Groupe d'intérêt Spécifique Sig de Formation Et Éducation de la Société Européenne de Gériatrie (EUGMS). Medical education and training in geriatrics: the challenge for the future. Geriatr Psychol Neuropsychiatr Vieil. 2015; 13(1): 5-7
  • Singler K, Stuck AE, Masud T, Goeldlin A, Roller RE. Catalogue of learning goals for pregraduate education in geriatric medicine. A recommendation of the German Geriatric Society (DGG), the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (DGGG), the Austrian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (ÖGGG) and the Swiss Society of Geriatric Medicine (SFGG) on the basis of recommendations of the European Union of Medical Specialists Geriatric Medicine Section (UEMS-GMS) 2013. Z Gerontol Geriatr. 2014; 47(7): 570-578
  • Masud T, Blundell A, Gordon AL, Mulpeter K, Roller R, Singler K, Goeldlin A, Stuck A. European undergraduate curriculum in geriatric medicine developed using an international modified Delphi technique. Age Ageing. 2014; 43(5): 695-670

Group Members


November 2013