About This Journal
How It Started
In 2018, Dr. Michael Malone created a Geriatric Emergency Department monthly newsletter that was disseminated among faculty and staff in Geriatric EDs throughout the Advocate Aurora Healthcare system. In January 2020, that monthly newsletter was transformed into the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (JGEM.) Dr. Malone, alongside his colleague, Dr. Teresita Hogan from the University of Chicago, serve as JGEM's Co-Editors-in-Chief. JGEM is a quarterly, online-only, peer-reviewed publication that continues to gain momentum since its start in 2020. It has also been the foundation for a series of professional education webinars for the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC.) GEDC is a nationwide collaborative group we work in partnership with and, like JGEM, is dedicated to improving the quality of care for older adults in emergency departments.
The mission of the Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine is to improve emergency health care for older adults by providing open-access, peer-reviewed, quality education and dissemination platform giving providers in all disciplines the evidence they need to enhance emergency care for older adults.