European Task Force on Geriatric Emergency Medicine (ETGEM)


The EUSEM Geriatric Section and the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) have established a joint task force with the following objectives:

  • To develop a European Curriculum on GEM.
  • To propose a draft for a European Course on GEM.
  • To develop European Research on GEM.
  • To organise scientific joint sessions at EUSEM and EUGMS congresses.
  • To submit two papers on the GEM curriculum and GEM research in the European Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Production of a European Text Book on GEM.
  • To set a strategy for getting finances to support Task Force activities.
  • To set quality indicators and guidelines.

European Curriculum of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (ECGEM)

The Task Force has produced a curriculum intended to outline competencies relevant to the care of older people (>65 years of age), especially those with frailty, for physicians working in emergency care (including pre-hospital care and emergency departments). This curriculum should be used in conjunction with the European Curriculum for Emergency Medicine (in due course ECGEM will be incorporated into the wider curriculum).

Download the ECGEM



Els Devriendt


Abdel Bellou


Olivier Ganansia


Anna Björg Jónsdóttir


Simon Mooijaart


F. Javier Martín-Sánchez


Maria Fernandez


Fredrik Sjöstrand


Christian Nickel

United Kingdom

Jay Banerjee

United Kingdom

Simon Conroy


An initial meeting was held on 13-14 December 2014 in London. Details of the meeting can be downloaded here.

GEM SiG symposium and meeting in Oslo 2015 - see report

Meeting at EUSEM 2015 Congress in Torino, Oct 2015 - see report


EUSEM GEM Section: sectiongeriatric EUGMS website: