The 11th EUGMS Congress 2015

Welcome to Oslo 16-18 September 2015!


For the first time the EUGMS Congress will be held in Oslo, Norway.

The last time the EUGMS Congress was in a Nordic country was in Copenhagen in 2008.

The Nordic countries are special in Europe with social democratic governance and well developed public health and caring services for the elderly. But nevertheless, we face the challenges of a rapid increasing elderly population and medical innovations that make cure and care for almost everything possible. In this interface we are creating the scientific program for the congress with the title:
Geriatric medicine for future Europeans - Successful aging creates new challenges.

The program consists of sessions about the healthiest older persons, health optimization, prevention as an underused intervention, organization of acute geriatric care in different countries, and tailored drug treatment. A central topic will be geriatrics integrated in surgical care, and we will explore the present and future role of the geriatrician in pre-, peri- and postoperative care for fragility fractures, cancer and cardiac problems.

New discoveries in diagnostics, treatment and care for dementia are of course part of the program.

A special point on the program is a double symposium, arranged in collaboration by the EUGMS and the AMDA (American Medical Director Association) on Nursing home medicine.

But, to create an exciting and innovative program we also rely on you and the numerous colleagues across Europe to submit abstracts for symposia, oral presentations and posters.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2015

Early bird registration: 15 May 2015

Second early bird registration until: 15 June 2015

Early bird registration until: 30 June 2015

Late breaking news abstract deadline: 1 August 2015

Please find the prelminary program on the website here

When you join the congress you will experience the Nordic hospitality, and there are lots of possibilities to combine the congress participation with trips in Norway and the other Nordic countries. Why not take a trip on a coastal steamer, see the Northern Norway, or the west with its fiords and mountains? Or simply go for a walk in the beautiful forests of Oslo?

We hope you will join us in Oslo, and as the hosts of the 11the EUGMS Congress we will make every effort to ensure a memorable congress for you.

Not only because of an exciting program, but also by "breaking the ice" between participants from European and many other countries, in order to improve the evidence based treatment of our patients and inspire each other.

Please find more information on the website:

Nils Holand, President of the Congress

Anette Hylen Ranhoff, Chair of the Scientific Committee