Second Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine - January 20, 2018


During the symposium highly challenging aspects of geriatric care will be discussed by experts in the field, and will include intensive care, emergency medicine and cardiovascular disease management of older adults.

The 2nd Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine, taking place on January 20th, 2018, aims to highlight the potential of interdisciplinarity and multidimensionality in ageing medicine with the ultimate scope of defining new perspectives in the management and care of older individuals.

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Demographics of the ageing population in Germany mirror the trends of increasing global life expectancy. In Germany, life expectancy at birth reaches almost 81 years and is associated with important medical and socioeconomic challenges. These may be kept under control through prevention and structured care of multimorbid older patients.

Also this year, the following departments of the University Hospital Cologne teamed up to convey expertise on ageing organ medicine and its geriatric manifestations:
•    Department of Internal Medicine I - Prof. Dr. Michael Hallek
•    Department of Internal Medicine II - Prof. Dr. Thomas Benzing
•    Department of Internal Medicine III - Prof. Dr. Stephan Baldus

Multimorbidity, functional impairment, polypharmacy and other geriatric syndromes are conditions routinely faced by physicians in charge of the clinical management of older adults. During the 2nd Cologne Symposium for Ageing Medicine highly challenging aspects of geriatric care will be discussed by experts in the field and will include intensive care, emergency medicine and cardiovascular disease management of older adults.

Invited guest speakers:
Prof. Dr. Paul Brinkkötter (Köln, DE) - PD Dr. Valentin Goede (Köln, DE) - Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Heppner (Witten-Herdecke, DE) - Prof. Dr. Andreas H. Jacobs (Bonn, DE) - Prof. Dr. Finbarr C. Martin (Keynote guest speaker) - Prof. Dr. Guido Michels ( Köln, DE) - Prof. Dr. Ursula Müller-Werdan - Prof. Dr. Roman Pfister (Köln, DE) - Prof. Dr. Ralf-J. Schulz (Köln, DE) - Prof. Dr. Philipp Wild (Mainz, DE)

Please find the program of the second Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine here

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Finbarr Martin accepted our invitation as keynote guest speaker. Professor Martin is emeritus Consultant Geriatrician at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust and Professor of Medical Gerontology at King’s College London.
His clinical work was in hospital general internal medicine and geriatric medicine and community services for older people. He led the development of innovative services in acute liaison geriatrics, post acute care and care homes, focusing on the application of comprehensive geriatric assessment.
His research concerned the geriatric syndromes of falls, frailty and delirium, health services evaluations of intervention related to these syndromes, and care homes medicine. He was a non-executive director of NICE 2013-2016, president of the British Geriatrics Society 2010-2012 and is currently (2018-2019) president of the European Geriatric Medicine Society.

Associating partners are the Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne and the Excellence Cluster CECAD.

We gratefully acknowledge the support by following industrial companies: Bayer - Novartis - VIFOR Pharma.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

With best regards

Prof. Dr. Dr. M. C. Polidori - Prof. Dr. P. Brinkkötter - PD Dr. V. Goede - Prof. Dr. R. Pfister
The Organizers


Prof. M. Cristina Polidori MD PhD FRCP                                                   
Geriatrician and Gerontologist, Ageing Clinical Research
Senior Consultant Physician, Department II of Internal Medicine
University Hospital of Cologne

Prof. Dr. Finbarr Martin - Keynote Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Dr. Maria C. Polidori - Organization

Prof. Dr. Paul Brinkkötter - Organization

PD Dr. Valentin Goede - Organization

Prof. Dr. Roman Pfister - Organization