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.