Olafur Helgi Samuelsson, MD (IS)

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Education and Licence
MD graduation fromUniversity of Iceland Medicine department1992.
Specialist training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital/Östra, Gothenburg, Sweden. Specialist licence in Internal medicine and Geriatrics 2000.

Career:
Geriatric consultant in Landspitali University Hospital Reykjavik Iceland and for various nursing homes since 2000. Consultant at the geriatric department of palliative care 2004 – 2010. Active in post acute care of elderly fracture patients and general geriatric rehabilitation.

Administration
Editorial board of Öldrun (the periodical of the Icelandic Gerontological society 2003 – 2005). Treasurer for the Icelandic Geriatricians Society 2004 – 2007
Chair of the Gerontological Research Center educational commity 2005 – 2007
Member of the Icelandic Medical Association Educational board since 2006– , organizing board of the Annual Conference of the Icelandic Medicine Society.
Board of medical faculty Landspitali University Hospital since 2013
Full board member of the EUGMS as a Representative of the Icelandic Geriatricians Society 2011 – today

Publications and research:

1) Study of medications use of elderly admitted to acute care hospital:Samúelsson Ó, Björnsson S, Jóhannesson B , Jónsson P. Icelandic Medical Journal jan 2000.
2) Changes in drug treatment in the elderly between 1971 and 2000; Lernfelt B, Samuelsson O, Skoog I, Landahl S. Eur. J Clin Pharmacology august 2003.
3) Researcher at the Nord MDS AC study 2001–2002.
4) Comparison of MDS-AC registration and conventional medical records in Iceland and other Nordic countries. A part of a Nordic study; Samúelsson Ó, Bjartmarz S, Jensdóttir AB, Jónsson P. Icel. Med Journal april 2005.
5) Prevalence of psychotropic drug use among elderly Icelanders living at home: Ólafur Samúelsson,Helga Zoega, Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson, Matthías Halldórsson; Icelandic Med. Journal january 2009.
6) Medication of older people admitted to acute care-Associations with functional capacity and outcomes: Thorolfsdottir RB, Samuelsson O.,Noro A, Finne Soveri H, Jonsson PV. Middle East Journal of Age and Ageing Vol 9, issue 4, july 2012.
7) Participating in various medical- and pharmacology student projects regarding medication of the elderly since 2000.
8) Currently co-investigator at the Icelandic site for the SENATOR project (www.senator-project.eu )