Leiden GEM Conference

Leiden GEM Conference

How can we improve acute care for older patients?

This was the question to start with on Leiden Geriatric Emergency Medicine Conference, which took place on October 24th. With 13 (inter)national speakers and more than 150 professionals we discussed this theme. The diverse background off all attendees provided room for discussion. Not only ED-physicians, geriatricians and internists were present at the conference, but also nurses, homecare professionals, managers and others. Together they came up with challenges and tips to implement in daily practise.

This conference was organized in collaboration with the Taskforce Geriatric Emergency Medicine of the European Union Geriatric Medical Society (EUGMS) and the European Union Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM).


Conference organiser

L.C. Blomaard MD LUMC, dep Gerontology & Geriatrics

Conference project group

Dr. S.P. Mooijaart Internist-geriatrician LUMC, dep Gerontology & Geriatrics
Dr. B. de Groot Emergency physician LUMC, Emergency Department
J. de Gelder MD LUMC, dep Gerontology & Geriatrics
J.A. Lucke Emergency medicine resident LUMC, Emergency Department
A.M. Booijen Nurse LUMC, Emergency Department
F.A. de Croock Nurse LUMC, Acute Medical Unit
Dr. A.J. Fogteloo Internist, medical manager AMU LUMC, Acute Medical Unit
Prof.dr. J. Gussekloo Professor in primary care LUMC, PHEG

Advisory board

S. Turpin Geriatrician resident with fellowship in Geriatric Emergency Medicine Edinburgh, UK
Prof.dr. S.P. Conroy Geriatrician & Honorary Professor Leicester, UK
Dr. C. Nickel Emergency Physician and Deputy head Basel, Switzerland
Dr. J. Banerjee Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Quality Improvement Fellow Leicester, UK
C.N. van Beuzekom Project manager LUMC, dep Gerontology & Geriatrics