Ladies and gentlemen
The « 1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day Bern » was a great success, with around 190 participants from 16 different cantons in Switzerland. All occupational groups involved in the treatment of the elderly were represented, and we had a platform for interdisciplinary and interprofessional exchange.
The « 2nd Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day » is
also being planned for an afternoon in 2019, once again with three sessions:
Save the Date! We look forward to welcoming you!
PD Dr. med. J. D. Bastian & Prof. Dr. Andreas
Treating the elderly is an exciting challenge for me – as a person, as a scientist and as a surgeon.
Ageing people are like museums: it's not the façade that matters, but the treasures of the interior.
As long as you remain curious, age cannot harm you.
We need to rethink the treatment of fractures in the elderly – it requires interdisciplinary and interprofessional teamwork.
Even at the age of sixty you can still be forty – but only for half-an-hour a day.
Older patients are our future, due solely to demographics. We are all ageing, and may one day be affected by these issues ourselves.
Ageing is a highly interesting process: you think and think and think, and then suddenly you can’t remember anything.
On 31st October 2018 at the Inselspital in Bern, we held the «1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day» to discuss a framework for dealing with new clinical challenges posed by the interdisciplinary and interprofessional treatment of elderly patients in orthopaedics and traumatology. The event included all occupational groups involved in treatment. The programme included the following sessions:
Here are some visual impressions from the « 1st Swiss Orthogeriatrics Day » in Bern.