4TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON PREVENTIVE GERIATRICS, APRIL 1-3, 2011, ATHENS

WELCOME TO THE OVERVIEW OF THE :

“PHYSICAL ACTIVITES, NUTRITION & QUALITY OF AGING” SEMINAR !!!

01-03 APRIL, 2011, IONIC CENTER, ATHENS

Geriatric medicine has focused primarily on the management of acute and chronic diseases in frail older persons, whilst recently much more emphasis is given on the promotion of health and the prevention of age-related diseases disease.

Nowadays, a growing body of knowledge about disease prevention in later life, including important research, provides a valid basis for strengthening efforts in preventive geriatrics.

The goal of preventive geriatrics is to nurture a state of somatic, mental and psychological health that allows maximal active life expectancy while maintaining high levels of function.

The prevention of falls and osteoporosis can improve the patient’s health and longevity. Addressing malnutrition can promote healing and vitalize the patient to participate in a formal rehabilitation program.  Physical activities have a major contribution in better aging by acting in a holistic way in the aging process.

Rehabilitation of geriatric patients is imperative for the patients’ well-being and for society, so that we can thrive socially and economically.

This 3 day Seminar, titled “Physical Activities, Nutrition and Quality of Aging” brought together not only all those concerned with aging e.g physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psycologists, sport and exercise psycologists, physical education professionals and all professionals addressing the geriatric population  but has also focused on all the possible ways to improve the quality of our life and has underlined the new trends to follow in Geriatric Prevention and Anti-aging in order to stay young from the inside !

The sessions, led by experts who have experience locally and internationally, provided an environment for the interdisciplinary team to build on requisite competencies as they provided care in all settings, in order to disseminate knowledge and to gain knowledge to utilize in practice.

Participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas and promote their work, as well as  enriched their knowledge with results from ongoing important research presented.

On behalf of the two Societies involved as well as of the Organising and Scientific Committee, we would like to thank you for your interest to join the 4th International Seminar on Preventive Geriatrics and 1st International Seminar on Geriatric Rehabilitation.

We hope each delegate left the Seminar not only more knowledgeable or proficient in the issues pertaining to geriatric care, but also went back home transformed when he or she will see his or her next elderly patient,

Thank you again for your participation and we would love to have your comments with regards the Seminar’s interest !

 

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Prof. Athanase Bénétos, M.D, PhD                  Prof. Xanthi Michail, M.D, PhD, SFEBPRM

Professor of Internal Medicine and    President of the Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Geriatric, Head of Geriatrics

University of Nancy

Nancy, France

President of the French Greek

Atherosclerosis Association

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