• Start date:
  • 24 October 2017
  • Duration:
  • 1 day
  • Working as:


  • VSR:
  • 6
  • ABC 1:
  • 6
  • NAPA:
  • 6
  • NVKG:
  • 6
  • V&VN:
  • 6
  • NVSHA:
  • 6
  • NIV:
  • 6

On Tuesday 24 October 2017, the Geriatric Emergency Medicine conference will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands. This conference was developed in cooperation with the Taskforce Geriatric Emergency Medicine of the European Union Geriatric Medical Society (EUGMS) and the European Union Society for Emergency Medicine (EUSEM). At LeidenGEMcon2017, (inter)national speakers will share their experiences and knowledge of older patients in the acute hospital setting.

The themes will be addressed with interactive presentations and plenary discussions. To allow for (a limited number of) foreign guests and speakers, the program will be presented in English.
Please note there is limited number of places for delegates.

Advisory board

S. Turpin (University Hospitals of Leicester)
prof.dr. S.P. Conroy (University Hospitals of Leicester)
dr. C. Nickel (University Hospital Basel)
dr. J. Banerjee (University Hospitals of Leicester)
C.N. van Beuzekom (LUMC, Gerontology & Geriatrics).


  • Generate awareness among health care professionals working with older patients in the acute hospital setting about the differences in good care for this vulnerable population.
  • Teach medical staff and others about specific geriatric syndromes, atypical presentation in acute hospital setting and differences in vulnerability among older patients.
  • Generate awareness of the difficulties and gaps in the organisation of acute care for older patients and inform about different systems: what can we learn from each other?
  • Give all delegates information about existing innovations and research in the acute hospital setting (ED or emergency ward) to improve care for older patients.

Target group
Medical staff and all others working with older patients in the acute hospital setting:

  • Doctors (specialized or working in Emergency Department or Acute Medical Unit, geriatricians, general practitioners etc.)
  • Nurses (working in Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit, Geriatrics etc.)
  • Others (physiotherapists, dieticians, rehabilitation physicians, occupational therapists, managers etc.)

Organizing committee

  • Ms. L.C. Blomaard, MD, PhD-student, LUMC, Dept. Gerontology & Geriatrics
  • Ms. A.M. Booijen, Emergency nurse, LUMC, Emergency Department
  • Ms. F.A. de Croock, AMU nurse, LUMC, Acute Medical Unit
  • dr. A.J. Fogteloo, Internist, Medical manager AMU, LUMC, Acute Medical Unit
  • J. de Gelder, MD, PhD-student, LUMC, Department of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • dr. B. de Groot, Emergency physician, LUMC, Emergency Department
  • Ms. prof. dr. J. Gussekloo, Professor in primary care, LUMC, PHEG
  • Ms. J.A. Lucke, Emergency medicine resident, PhD-student, LUMC, Emergency Department
  • dr. Simon Mooijaart, Internist-geriatrician, LUMC, Department Gerontology & Geriatrics
09:00 Opening
09:30 Malaise in older people in the ED
09:55 Confusion in the ED
10:20 Break
10:50 Falls and trauma in older people in the ED, Dutch hipfracture audit
11:15 Pain management
11:40 Polypharmacy
12:05 Lunch and poster viewing
13:05 Advance Care Planning and shared decision making in the ED
13:30 Acute Frailty Network, Leicester system
14:00 Geriatric Rehabilitation, post-acute best care for older trauma patients?
14:30 Break
15:00 To be confirmed
15:15 Telephone follow-up after ED visit
15:30 Transitional care after ED visit
15:45 Effects of education about older ED patients
16:00 APOP study: implementation of a screening instrument
16:15 Plenary discussion/debate
17:00 Conclusion and take home messages
17:15 End of the conference
Rijnsburgerweg 10, 2333 AA Leiden
Participation fee € 100,00  
Registration fee on October 24th, at the registration desk € 150,00  

Registration fee on-site amounts € 150,00