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