14th International Congress of the EuGMS, to be held from the 10th to the 12th of October 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The congress theme “Advancing Geriatric Medicine in a Modern World” represents a great challenge for our speciality. During the next decade geriatric medicine will further develop its profile by incorporating innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This year`s congress will have a special focus on these developments which are driven to a significant degree by technological and pharmaceutical innovations. In addition, new concepts will be presented that have evolved directly from the traditional principles of geriatric medicine. The congress will reflect the diversity of our speciality in all its facets, and will offer new ideas and insights for clinicians working with older patients in any continent of the world.