Could you describe your experience of the congress?
Timo Strandberg, Chair of the EuGMS 2023 Local Organizing Committee, shares his thoughts after the successful congress:
This congress has proven to be outstanding and highly successful, with a record-breaking number of participants. Academically, our program has been exceptional. In a conversation with the academic board of EuGMS, they expressed high praise for Finland. Despite the congress being tightly scheduled, spanning only two and a half days, it offered a rich array of programs and activities. Even with this packed agenda, I've heard that the participants found time to explore the beautiful scenery of Helsinki which I think is also important.
The opening ceremony proceeded smoothly, and we were honored to have Dr. Pekka Puska and a Member of the European Parliament Sirpa Pietikäinen as our distinguished speakers. Furthermore, we hosted a reception at the City Hall and a dinner at Restaurant Pörssi, attended by approximately 800 colleagues. An essential element of these congresses is that colleagues can hold their own smaller meetings and informal gatherings to foster collaboration. During my tenure as the president of this society, one of my objectives was for this congress to become the leading geriatrics congress globally, and I believe we are certainly on a promising path toward achieving that goal.