The first Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine - January 11, 2017

01/10/2017

aims to demonstrate the potential of interdisciplinarity and multidimensionality with the ultimate scope of defining new perspectives in the management and care of older individuals.

Demographics of the ageing population in Germany mirrors the trends of increasing global life expectancy, which passed the threshold of 71 years according to the January 2016 WHO report.

In Germany, life expectancy at birth of currently almost 81 years is related to an impressive medical and socioeconomic characteristics which can only be kept under control through prevention and structured care of multimorbid elderly patients.

Multimorbidity and related conditions like disability and multiple drug interactions are conditions faced by physicians every day; the single most effective strategy to counteract consequences of these conditions is early diagnosis and multidisciplinary individual clinical decision making.

For the first time, the following Departments of the University Hospital Cologne

teamed up and converge expertise on ageing organ medicine and its geriatric manifestations in the 1st Cologne Symposium for Ageing Medicine providing an outstanding program.

The presentations of the speakers will cover the areas:

  • Geriatrics and Neurology/Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics and Cardiology
  • Geriatrics and Nephrology
  • Geriatrics and Oncology

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

For participation, please register under: http://cmmc-registration.uni-koeln.de/altersmedizin/

This Symposium, in line with the "From Ageing to Geriatrics" Symposium held at the CMMC in February 2016 (https://idw-online.de/de/attachmentdata48554.pdf), aims to demonstrate the potential of interdisciplinarity and multidimensionality with the ultimate scope of defining new perspectives in the management and care of older individuals.   

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

 

 

 

Program The first Cologne Symposium on Ageing Medicine