European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing – EICA
EICA is the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing, set up with the support of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS), aimed to diversify the institution activities in education of non-geriatrician medical specialists caring old patients, GPs and healthcare workers.
Why was EICA developed?
EICA aims to fill a medical educational gap in Geriatric medicine, by organizing activities to train in geriatrics, medical specialists caring old patients.
In parallel, EICA should translate the scientific research results published by the European Community in practical language able to transfer the knowledge to decision makers and the wider public.
Activities: higher education courses for medical specialists
In December 2015 the first educational course has been organized under the umbrella of the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing – EICA. Two additional courses are going to take place in 2016.
The courses are organized by the European Interdisciplinary Council on Ageing (EICA), in collaboration with the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) with strong support by Nestlé Health Science. Every course has an additional partner for scientific cooperation and comuncation that changes according to the different course topics.
December 10-12, 2015: Impact on Impact of Nutrition for Rehabilitation of Older Patients
May 18-20, 2016: Effective care of older patients with swallowing difficulties
November 17-19, 2016: Impact of nutrition in older cancer patients – POSTPONED