SESAM - Centre for Age-related Medicine

SESAM - Centre for Age-Related Medicine - was established by the Western Norway Regional Health Authority in 2010, to improve coordination, research and professional development, networking and education within the field of geriatric medicine. Proper care for the elderly may include physical, psychiatric and social concerns that arise in connection with acute illness, management of a chronic condition, or during rehabilitation or end-of-life care.
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SESAM - Centre for Age-related Medicine

Geriatric medicine includes physical, mental and social conditions that can arise in connection with acute illness, in the treatment of chronic disorders, in rehabilitation and at the end of life. Interaction between the specialist health service and the municipal health service is re prerequisite for the development of good and coherent health services for the elderly. SESAM has interaction as a special area of responsibility and must also be a resource centre for the municipal health service.

SESAM shall contribute to strengthening research and professional development within the field of geriatric medicine.
The centre shall work to strengthen the collaboration on research and professional development between the regional health businesses, the municipalities and other key partners.

SESAM is responsible for stimulating and coordinating research and professional development.

SESAM focuses on networking in the region and is responsible for establishing and coordinating interdisciplinary regional fora and networks. Each year SESAM arranges a SESAM conference within the field of geriatrics medicine.

The centre shall participate in teaching basic education, further education and continuing education, and provide advice and academic support in order to help spread new knowledge throughout the regions.

Contact information

Meeting point
Jan Johnsens gate 16, 4011 Stavanger
+47 51 51 80 00
Mailing address
Postboks 8100
4068 Stavanger
Visiting address
Gerd Ragna Bloch Thorsens gate, 4011 Stavanger

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