II International Congress of Geriatric Medicine in Armenia
The II International Congress of Geriatric Medicine in Armenia held on International Day of Older Persons. It was conducted by the Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People, the Armenian Association of Geriatrics and Gerontology and UNFPA Armenia CO.
During the conference a number of renowned specialists from United Kingdom, Israel, USA and the Russian Federation presented the peculiarities of old age-related diseases and syndromes. The key speakers were prof. Finbar C. Martin, the president of European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS), prof. Martine Extermann, a representative from International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), prof. YuliaKotovskaya, representative from Russian Clinical and Research Center of Gerontology (RCRCG), Polina Kemelman and Anna Gichka, a professional geriatricians from Israel.
The conference was opened by Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia, Lena Nanushyan, Deputy Minister of Health, Gemafin Gasparyan, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, and Artur Torosyan, Founder and President of Association of Healthcare and Assistance to Older People.
Over 16o PHP, cardiologists, neurologists, Public Health Managers and other physicians attended the Congress and received 8 Continuing Medical Education credits, as the Congress was accredeted by RA Ministry of Health.