Prof. Katarzyna Wieczorowska-Tobis, MD, PhD (PL)

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Head of the Department of Geriatric and Gerontology, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Education 1988 – M.D. – University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland 1993 – Ph.D. thesis in pathophysiology of peritoneal dialysis 2002 – habilitation thesis in pathophysiology of peritoneal dialysis

Clinical degrees: 1994 – Internal Medicine; 1998 – Geriatric Medicine, 2002 – Palliative Medicine 2008 – EAMA (European Academy for Medicine of Aging (Sion, Switzerland)

Main areas of expertise Care needs in elderly individuals, optimalisation of the care, disability, polipharmacy, aging kidney At present my research work focuses on the assessment of care needs of elderly subjects with different social and health profiles, e.g. subjects with advanced dementia. I lead the project which runs simultaneously in 4 main cities in Poland. The study involves both subjects living in the community and those who are institutionalised.

Official Functions The President of The Polish College of Geriatricians Full Boar Member of the Polish Gerontological Society Full Boar Member of European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Member of The Gerontology Advisory Boar for Ministry of Health Member of the Advisory Board for Ministry of Health for Dependent Individuals

Technical and Scientific Functions The member of The Editorial Board of The International Journal of Urology and Nephrology (Geriatric Part) The Vise-Editor in Chief of the Geriatrics (Polish)

Main ongoing projects 1. The effectiveness of CANE questionnaire in the analysis of care needs of elderly individuals – opportunities for the optimisation of care (National Center of Science). 2. Pharmaceutic care in geriatric medicine (National Center of Science). 3. PUFA n-3 as an options for prevention and treatment of sarcopenia in elderly individuals (Nutricia Fundation)

Selected publications 1. Mossakowska M, Barcikowska M, Broczek K, Grodzicki T, Klich-Raczka A, Kupisz-Urbanska M, Podsiadly-Marczykowska T, Sikora E, Szybinska A, Wieczorowska-Tobis K, Zyczkowska J, Kuznicki J. Polish Centenarians Programme. Multidisciplinary studies of successful ageing: aims, methods, and preliminary results.Exp Gerontol 2008; 43(3): 238–44. 2. Rajska-Neumann A, Mossakowska M, Klich-Rączka A, Życzkowska J, Grześkowiak E, Shieh S, Wieczorowska-Tobis K. Drug consumption among Polish centenarians. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2011; 53(1): e29–32. 3. Neumann-Podczaska A, Wawszczyk K, Wieczorowska-Tobis K. Potential functional disability in elderly individuals due to self-treatmetnt with analgesics. Przegl Lek 2012; 69(10): 773–6 (Polish). 4. Bledowski P, Mossakowska M, Chudek J, Grodzicki T, Milewicz A, Szybalska A, Wieczorowska-Tobis K, Wiecek A, Bartoszek A, Dabrowski A, Zdrojewski T. Medical, psychological and socioeconomic aspects of aging in Poland: assumptions and objectives of the PolSenior project. Exp Gerontol 2011; 46(12): 1003–9.

Additional information: For the last 15 years – active participation in the work of Home Hospice dedicated to elderly nonmalignant subjects The involvement in nation-wide research, the aim of which was to characterise elderly individuals in Poland (2001–2005: Genetic and environmental factors of longevity, 2007–2011: Medical, psychological, social and economic aspects of ageing in Poland)