Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel – Gerontologist

Dr Michel is emeritus professor of medicine and former head of the academic geriatric department (Geneva Hospitals and Medical University). He is also honorary professor of Medicine at Limoges University (F) and Beijing University Hospital (CN) as well as adjunct professor at Mac Gill University (Montreal – Ca).

He co-founded the European Academy for Medicine of Aging (EAMA) in 1994, the Middle East Academy of Medicine of Ageing (MEAMA), in 2002, the Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adult major (ALMA), in 2008 and the Asian Academy for Medicine of Ageing (AAMA) in 2015. He was also appointed as ambassador of the IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) for Asia and the Middle East in 2011.

He was honoured getting “The China Foreign Friendship Award” in 2002 and gave a talk at the Great People Hall in Beijing on this exceptional occasion.

He was elected President of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) in 2012 and 2013.

He has been the editor-in-chief a peer review journal “European Geriatric Medicine” (IF2014 = 0.73) since 2010 and co-director of the course called “Total Nutrition Therapy – Geriatrics” since 2012 (the second version was launched in 2014).

He was elected full board member of the French National Academy of Medicine (Paris) in 2013.

During the last IAGG world congress of Geriatric Medicine in Seoul, in 2013, he received a “World award” for his long life and global achievement in geriatric.

His appointment as WHO expert of the “Aging and Life course” has been renewed once more in 2014.

He is one of the co-authors of the 2015 Global WHO health report devoted on “Healthy Ageing”, which was launched on 2015 October 1st.

In 2015, he was appointed as member of the world research committee of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Until now, he has authored more than 250 peer reviewed scientific papers and 200 other papers and book chapters.

He is the 1st editor the 3rd edition of the Oxford textbook of Geriatric Medicine, which will be published in 2016.

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