Palliative Care

Palliative care with European physicians involved in geriatric palliative care

Leader: Sophie Pautex


  • Develop links between national and European palliative care and geriatric societies (share of information, expertise and innovations)
  • To offer advice to EUGMS and national European geriatric societies to improve geriatric palliative care
  • To offer advice via EUGMS to European policy makers, goverments and health care planers to improve geriatric palliative care
  • Establish a research network for geriatric palliative care
  • To collect and disseminate evidence and guidelines
  • To find financial support

Outcomes 2017

  • Survey on specific compentencies in palliative care for geriatricians

  • Symposium in the eugms congress

Projects & Events 2018, 2019

  • Specific compentencies for geriatricians
  • Symposia in congresses
  • Link with EAPC

Next meeting of the group

EuGMS 2018 Congress in Berlin, Germany


Albers G, Froggatt K, Van den Block L, Gambassi G, Vanden Berghe P, Pautex S, Van den Noortgate N (2016). An exploration of the collaborative working between palliative care and geriatric medicine. Barriers and facilitators. BMC Palliative care 2016;15:47

Group Members

Alper Doventas (Turkey)
Astrid Aubry (France)
Bettina Husebo (Norway)
Cees Hertogh (Netherland)
Eileen Burns (United Kingdom)
Giovanni Gambassi (Italy)
Jean-Claude Leners (Luxembourg)
Kaisa Halinen (Finland)
Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis (Poland)
Ladislav Kabelka (Czech Republic)
Lourdes Rexach (Spain)
Marc Vahmed (United Kingdom)
Marianne Metz Morch (Denmark)
Marianne Metz Mǿrch (Denmark)
Marie Lynch (Ireland)
Marie-Claire Van Ness (Belgium)
Marja-Liisa Laakkonen (Finland)
Nele Van den Noortgate (Belgium)
Pilgram Erwin Horst (Austria)
Roland Kunz (Switzerland)
Siobhan Kennelly (Ireland)
Sophie Pautex (Switzerland)
Thomas Fruehwald (Austria)
Vito Curiale (Italy)


September 2007


Sophie Pautex