About the Author
Dr. Regina Roller-Wirnsberger MD, MME has been a full professor of geriatric medicine at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, since 2011. She has extensive expertise in the field of medical education and currently heads the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Education and Training. She is also Vice President of the European Academy of Medicine of Aging (EAMA) and intensively involved in European Projects and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP/AHA) in the field of education and training. From 2011 to 2015 she was appointed secretary of the EUGMS. Her daily business at work at the Medical University of Graz also involves teaching activities for undergraduate students and curricular development. Her educational approach is competence- and practice-based, goal-oriented and employs best evidence medical education (BEME) strategies. Dr. Katrin Singler MD, MME is a senior registrar in Geriatrics at Nuremberg Paracelsus Private Medical University and lecturer at the Medical Faculty, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Dr Singler is one of the board members of the European Academy for the Medicine of Aging (EAMA) and member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Education and Training. She is actively involved in various European projects for curricular development in geriatrics in different settings. From 2012 to 2014 Dr Singler received a sponsorship for E-Learning in geriatric medicine from the Robert Bosch Foundation for Geriatrics. She has also received several awards from different medical societies including the Ignatius Nascher Award for her contributions in the field of geriatric medical education. Dr. Maria Cristina Polidori MD, PhD, FRCP is a senior registrar and lecturer in Geriatrics at the University Hospital of Cologne. She coordinates the Ageing Clinical Research unit at the Dept. II of Internal Medicine of the University Hospital of Cologne, and is member of the Study Commission of the Cologne Medical School. Her research focuses since 1991 on the translational aspects of ageing research, geriatric medicine and multimorbidity; she is investigator of numerous multicentric projects including the Italian Multicentric Study on Centenarians (as of 1992), the EU Concerted Action EUROFEDA (2000-2001), the EU MPI Age Study (2014-2017) and the JPND NeuroExercise (2015-2018). Dr Polidori obtained a professorship in physiological chemistry in 2008 and was appointed in Fellowships in the field of ageing, multimorbidity and Geriatrics at several renowned institutions including Harvard University, the EU Marie-Curie Program for Health and Lifestyle and the Robert Bosch Foundation for Geriatrics. She has received numerous prizes and awards including the Catherine Pasquier Award, the Schiffbauer Prize and is honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Polidori has authored several high-impact publications in the field of ageing and geriatrics and is a member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) Special Interest Group (SIG) on Education and Training, as well as secretary of the EUGMS SIG on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment.