Les informamos a todos los egresados de ALMA que estaremos realizando del 25 al 28 de febrero de 2020  el VI Curso, como lo habíamos anticipado, sobre el tema de “ACTIVIDAD FÍSICA CAÍDAS Y FRACTURAS”, bajo la coordinación de la Dra. Cristina Alonso. Estamos próximos a definir la ciudad sede y el hotel.



Advisor, Healthy Aging – (1902128)

Advisor, Healthy Aging – (1902128)

Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: Two years, first year probationary period.

Job Posting

May 1, 2019, 3:12:37 PM

Closing Date

Jun 12, 2019, 4:59:00 PM

Primary Location

United States-Washington, D.C.


Family, Health Promotion and Life Course



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This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)

The Department of Family, Health Promotion and Life Course (FPL) of the Pan American Health Organization promotes, coordinates and implements technical cooperation at the regional, sub regional and country levels, emphasizing the central role of the family and community to foster a culture of health promotion and protection in which health is a social value and a human right. FPL focuses on the development and implementation of programs for women and men’s health; sexual and reproductive health; maternal and neonatal health; the integrated health and development of children and adolescents; the health of aging populations; food and nutrition; comprehensive family immunization and leads innovative, inter-sectoral and strategic efforts to address the social determinants of health


Under the general supervision of the Director, Family, Health Promotion and Life Course (FPL), and the direct supervision of the Unit Chief, Healthy Life Course (FPL/HL), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:

  1. Provide technical and programmatic advice to Member States for the development, review, implementation and evaluation of national policies and legislation to enhance the health of older populations; promote healthy and active aging and sustainable age-friendly environments, using an inter-sectoral approach;
  2. Provide technical advice to Member States in the development and/or alignment of national health policies, plans, programs, guidelines, norms, and services in the area of older persons’ health and a long-term care system, using the healthy life course approach as an operational and strategic framework to address the health needs of this population;
  3. Develop policies, programs, guidelines and tools to ensure access to health care and social protection of the older population; build the capacity of health and social services and community providers to meet the needs of older persons;
  4. Collaborate within the Department of Family, Health Promotion and Life Course (FPL) and with other Departments and Technical Units at all levels of the Organization, to ensure the inclusion of Long-Term Care as a key component within Universal Health mandates;
  5. Collaborate within FPL, and other pertinent Departments and Technical Units using the healthy life course approach to develop an operational and strategic framework to prevent dependency and decrease long-term care needs;
  6. Develop evidence-based norms, standards, methods and tools to tailor health services, communities, families and older persons’ participation to meet the special needs of older persons and their families;
  7. Advise and participate in the identification of human resources for health needs, promotion of training, and the development of national institutions, using innovative approaches and new technologies in the area of older persons’ health;
  8. Collaborate in the development and continued education of human resources involved in the care of older people at all levels of health services; expand and manage the networks of collaborating centers and inter-country cooperation strategies, to develop and implement interdisciplinary research, training and programs on older persons’ health, active aging, and public health;
  9. Develop and promote policies and programs on age-friendly environments that ensure healthy aging;
  10. Develop proposals to obtain financial resources towards accelerating action plans in the Region, for older persons’ health and social protection;
  11. Support strategic alliances and networks, maintaining an up-to-date inventory and functional networks of international resources that can be made available to the Organization and its Member States for the promotion and support of research, training, and service activities in the field of older persons’ health; collaborate closely with key partners and other international organizations with a view to strengthening coordination of joint activities and building consensus and strategic partnerships with selected organizations;
  12. Support database information activities within the Department and other technical units for monitoring and evaluating older persons’ health situation and trends;
  13. Promote and coordinate research programs aimed at understanding the factors associated with healthy aging;
  14. Collaborate within FPL, as well as with other relevant Departments and Technical Units to ensure that issues related to improving aging and older persons’ health, and health service community practices are addressed in key areas to achieve effective coordination of program activities and appropriate utilization of resources;
  15. Collaborate in the preparation of the Unit’s Biennial Work Plan (BWP), budget, semiannual work plans and periodic evaluations for assigned projects;
  16. When called upon to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;
  17. Provide technical advice in the development and implementation of programs and training in the areas of elderly health;
  18. Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Essential: A university degree in a health-related discipline and a master’s degree in public health, and/or gerontology and geriatrics or a related field, from a recognized institution.

Desirable: Specialization in geriatrics and / or gerontology would be an asset.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position.  WHO, only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  The list can be accessed through the link:  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, to support the validation process.


Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience in managing inter-sectoral health or social projects and programs in the area of family health with emphasis on the health of older persons.  Of these, at least five years of experience should involve participating in technical cooperation projects and activities concerning the health of older persons.

PAHO Competencies:
  • Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization’s mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.
  • Teamwork: Creates team spirit; promotes collaboration and open communication in the team; proactively supports others; welcomes team responsibilities and drives team results; promotes knowledge sharing in the team. Proactively identifies conflicts and facilitates their resolution in a respectful manner; tactfully resolves conflicts between or with others and takes action to reduce any possible tension; effectively builds a rapport with individuals and teams, establishing good personal and professional relationships, as well as minimizing risk of potential conflict.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.
  • Communication: Foresees communication needs of audience and targets message accordingly. Facilitates open communication; encourages others to share their views openly and takes time to understand and consider their views.  Writes down ideas in a clear, structured, logical and credible way; drafts and supports the development of guidelines, policies and procedures. Shares relevant information openly and ensures that the shared information is understood; considers knowledge sharing as a constructive working method and demonstrates awareness of the Organization.
  • Knowing and managing yourself: Remains objective and focused even in a “changing and moving” environment; continues to display positive behavior when facing some constraints; keeps challenges in perspective. Effectively controls own emotions, avoiding displaying them inappropriately; continues to show positive attitude when producing individual results, as well as supporting team’s work; continues to be collaborative with others, even in stressful and challenging circumstances.  Seeks all relevant information for decision making from a wide range of sources; quickly learns new competencies and skills that expand role capability; shows rapid understanding of new and/or complex information relevant to job.
  • Producing Results: Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.
    Aligns projects with Organization’s mission and objectives. Consistently solves own and team’s problems effectively as needed. Challenges self and team to deliver high quality results, in line with Organizational goals. Proactively engages in projects and initiatives, accepting demanding goals, in line with Organizational Strategies and Program of Work. Demonstrates accountability for work of team and sets an example, while explicitly articulating lessons learnt for own and team’s benefit.
  • Setting an example: Works ethically to achieve individual work objectives under ‘PAHO Regulations and Rules and the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service.  Maintains confidentiality and treats sensitive information with discretion; ensures that policies and procedures are followed in accordance with the Organization’s professional, ethical and legal standards. When others behave in an unprofessional or unethical way, promotes appropriate standards and provides feedback in order to remedy the situation; escalates as necessary. Stands by own decisions and actions and accepts responsibility for them.
Technical Expertise:
  • Expert knowledge of and expertise in Public Health and Aging, geriatrics and/or gerontology, health and social care, age-friendly environments, long term care, health and health services organizations.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the clinical aspects and essential interventions to support the healthy growth and development of older persons, within a life course approach, using a bio-psychosocial framework.
  • Ability to identify and provide expertise on issues related to improving health-service community practices.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of concepts and methods applicable to development and management of the intercultural aspects of older persons; epidemiology management, clinical, research and teaching skills; policy and legislation development; advocacy and policy evaluation.
  • Extensive knowledge of older populations and community evidence-based interventions and their implementation at country level.
  • Expertise in formulating and developing tools for monitoring and evaluating older persons’ health, health strategies, and interventions.
  • Expertise in strategic thinking, planning of human resources for health, information and information systems, political and stakeholder analysis, communication, negotiation methods, leadership development, and health systems performance.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.

Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language. Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.

IT Skills:

Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Project management would be an asset.

Annual Salary: (Net of taxes)
US$72,637 + post adjustment

Post Adjustment: 47.6% of the above figure(s).  This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.

For information on PAHO please visit:
PAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.

Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post.

Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes. 

Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas, Premio al “Mejor Médico de Madrid” de Redacción Médica

Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas, Premio al “Mejor Médico de Madrid” de Redacción Médica

El director del CIBERFES Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas, jefe de Servicio de Geriatría del Hospital Universitario de Getafe, ha sido elegido “Mejor Médico” en la IV edición de los Premios de la Sanidad Madrileña otorgados por la publicación especializada Redacción Médica. Estos galardones reconocen la labor de iniciativas o profesionales en 13 categorías dentro de los diferentes ámbitos de la asistencia sanitaria en la Comunidad de Madrid.

El objetivo de los premios es resaltar las mejores prácticas que se desarrollan en la sanidad madrileña “y que hacen de ésta una referencia ineludible a escala nacional”, según la entidad organizadora. Los premios destacan iniciativas y trayectorias tanto individuales como colectivas “que marcan la senda de la innovación y suponen ejemplos de referencia en el ámbito sanitario”.

Los ganadores han sido seleccionados por un Jurado integrado por personalidades del sector sanitario como Fernando Carballo, presidente de la Federación de Asociaciones Científico-Médicas Españolas (Facme); Pilar Garrido, presidenta del Consejo Nacional de Especialidades en Ciencias de la Salud, y Ricardo Gómez Huelgas, presidente de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Interna (SEMI), entre otros.

Como finalistas en la categoría “Mejor médico” junto a Rodríguez Mañas, han figurado en esta edición Manuela Camino López, directora de la Unidad de Trasplante Cardiaco Infantil del Hospital Gregorio Marañón; Juan Carlos López Gutierrez, jefe de Sección de Cirugía Plástica Infantil del Hospital La Paz y Mariano Provencio, jefe de Servicio de Oncología Médica y director científico del Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Puerta de Hierro-Segovia de Arana.

Investigación de la fragilidad en personas mayores

Además de dirigir el CIBERFES, Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas lidera en la actualidad, a través del grupo de Geriatría de la Fundación de Investigación Biomédica del Hospital Universitario de Getafe, seis importantes proyectos europeos de investigación sobre la fragilidad y la prevención de la dependencia en pacientes ancianos.

Entre estos estudios, se encuentra el Proyecto, Frailomic con un presupuesto de más de 12 millones de euros, y el Proyecto Mid-Frail, con un presupuesto de 6 millones de euros, subvencionados por el VII Programa Marco de Investigación de la UE así como el Proyecto Diabfrail-Latam, que ha comenzado este año y está financiado con 4 millones de euros por el programa H2020 de Investigación de la Unión Europea (UE).

El Servicio de Geriatría es pionero en el desarrollo de programas en los pacientes ancianos, incluyendo la Unidad de Caídas, los programas de actividad física en Hospital de Día y en la Unidad de Agudos o la prevención de ingresos inadecuados.

*Nota extraída de

Apoyo de la IAGG

Apoyo de la IAGG

ALMA informa que ha recibido un apoyo económico de la INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GERONTOLOGY & GERIATRICS (IAGG). Esta ayuda servirá para seguir aportando en el desarrollo académico de la medicina del adulto mayor, a través de cursos y actividades de carácter formativo.
En esa lógica, estos fondos serán destinados a la gestión del XVII Curso de la Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adulto Mayor – ALMA, sobre “Organización de servicios de salud para personas mayores” a realizarse los días 20 a 23 de septiembre del presente año en Lima, Perú. (Ver información del Curso).

Agradecemos la gestión de Luis Miguel Gutierrez, Leocadio Rodríguez Mañas y de los Doctores Jean Pierre Michel, John W. Rowe y Burk Leaver de la IAGG Federation of Education in Geriatrics.

Esperamos contar con ese mismo apoyo para el año próximo.

Egresado ALMA es nuevo Rector de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Egresado ALMA es nuevo Rector de la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

El Doctor Luis Fernando Varela Pinedo ya se encuentra en ejercicio del cargo que fue transferido el pasado 17 de octubre, en una sesión extraordinaria conmemorada en las instalaciones de la institución peruana. En su discurso de nombramiento, el Dr. Varela hizo un recuento de los logros alcanzados en la gestión previa y recalcó su compromiso por seguir trabajando por la integración y el crecimiento de la universidad en todos sus frentes. (Ver noticia oficial)

Como Egresado, para la Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adulto Mayor – ALMA, es un motivo de orgullo y deseamos muchos éxitos en este nuevo reto.

Perfil de Varela Pinedo

Doctor en Medicina con especialidad en Medicina Interna y Geriatría de la UPCH. Asimismo, Magíster en Medicina y en Docencia e Investigación en Educación Superior. Es miembro de la Sociedad Peruana de Medicina Interna y la Sociedad Peruana de Geriatras. Ha obtenido destacados premios y distinciones en el área de la investigación en geriatría y la docencia.

Hizo parte de los cursos ALMA Perú 2005 en Lima, Colombia 2006 y 2007, realizados en Bogotá y Cartagena respectivamente.

Jornada Internacional de Actualización en Medicina Geriátrica

Jornada Internacional de Actualización en Medicina Geriátrica

Inscripción aquí >>

La Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adulto Mayor – ALMA invita a la Jornada Internacional de Actualización en Medicina Geriátrica, a realizarse el próximo 22 de septiembre en (Lima Perú), en donde se abordarán temas como el Cuidados a Largo Plazo en Personas MayoresDemencia y estimulación cognitiva y muchos más.

El evento contará con la participación de los ponentes internacionales Roberlo Laurenco (Brasil), Pedro Paulo Marín (Chile), Carlos Cano (Colombia), Faridy Hello (Costa Rica), Fernando Morales (Costa Rica), Luis Miguel Gutiérrez (México) y Clemente Zúñiga (México).

Ficha del Evento:

Fecha: sábado 22 de setiembre del 2018 (full day)
Lugar: Centro Cutural de la PUCP – Av. Camino Real 1075 – San Isidro, Lima-Perú. (Cupos limitados).
Auspicio académico: Universidad de San Martín de Porras.

Ponentes Internacionales:

Roberto Alves Lourenço (Brasil)
Sarai Barajas (México)
Pedro Paulo Marín (Chile)
Carlos Cano (Colombia)
Faridy Hello (Costa Rica)
Fernando Morales (Costa Rica)
Luis Miguel Gutiérrez (México)
Clemente Zúñiga (México)
Coordinador: José Francisco Parodi.


Cuidados a Largo Plazo en Personas Mayores
Demencia y estimulación cognitiva
Sarcopenia, fragilidad y nutrición
Prescripción de ejercicios en Personas Mayores
Manejo adecuado de enfermedades crónicas en Personas Mayores
Vacunación en Personas Mayores
Cómo organizar un servicio de geriatría: la experiencia exitosa de Costa Rica
Retos contemporáneos del envejecimiento poblacional
Manejo óptimo del dolor en Personas Mayores

Informes e inscripciones a: (depositar en cuenta de ahorros del BBVA por concepto “JORNADA INTERNACIONAL” y enviar boucher escaneado). Inscripciones el día del evento pago en efectivo.

Inversión: Profesionales (200 soles), Estudiantes (100 soles).

Inscripción aquí >>

¡Participe en el próximo curso ALMA!

¡Participe en el próximo curso ALMA!

Con el tema “Organización de servicios de salud para personas mayores” la Academia Latinoamericana de Medicina del Adulto Mayor ALMA, abrió la convocatoria para su próximo curso, que se realizará en Lima, Perú del 20 al 23 de septiembre del presente año.

Las inscripciones estarán abiertas hasta el próximo 31 de julio y las personas interesadas pueden hacer su registro a través del siguiente enlace

A partir del 15 de agosto los médicos geriatras, docentes de post grado o pre grado que han sido seleccionados, recibirán la confirmación de participación en el curso.

Se recomienda de manera muy especial que cada persona inscrita, verifique de acuerdo a su nacionalidad si es necesario tener visa para poder ingresar a Perú.

Vea aquí cursos ALMA de años anteriores.

¿Ya conoces nuestro nuevo sitio web?

¿Ya conoces nuestro nuevo sitio web?

Como parte de la renovación de la imagen de ALMA, se realizó el lanzamiento del nuevo sitio web de la Academia el pasado 25 de junio.

En este nuevo espacio, los visitantes podrán encontrar toda la información referente a convocatorias, cursos, documentos, eventos, historias, noticias, blogs y memorias de los egresados de los cursos.

De igual manera, se abre un espacio de participación, para que todos los interesados en hacer parte del directorio de egresados alma, quienes quieran compartir fotografías y memorias de los eventos o quieran ser un bloguero ALMA, puedan hacerlo. Solo deben escribir al correo

¡Visita el nuevo sitio web de ALMA!