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Eica 2017-01-13T08:09:45+00:00

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.

2015 activities:

December 10-12, 2015:  Impact on Impact of Nutrition for Rehabilitation of Older Patients

2016 activities:

May 18-20, 2016:  Effective care of older patients with swallowing difficulties

November 17-19, 2016:  Impact of nutrition in older cancer patients – POSTPONED

Mission

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.

EICA  is a not-for-profit association, promoting the circulation and discussion of the results of multidisciplinary research on ageing with particular attention to students of advanced, doctoral and post-doctoral courses, different professional groups, the public decision-maker and the general population, also through the organization of specific conferences and seminars.

Headquarters

VIU is something unique in the international academic panorama: a group of Universities from all over the world sharing a common Campus on the Island of San Servolo, in the Venice lagoon. These universities devise study programs collegially to prepare their students to face the global challenges of today: Sustainable Development, Ageing and Welfare, Global Ethics and Cultural Heritage are central topics of VIU programs.