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Marinela Olaroiu
is born in Filiasi, Romania. She is a medical doctor and is specialised as General Practitioner in Romania and as Geriatrician in the Netherlands.

Currently she is Editor-in-Chief of the online journal PALIATIA and of the online journal Romanian Journal of Family Medicine. Additionally, she works free lance.

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Personal data:
Born on 18 September 1955, in Filiasi, Romania
Medical Doctor 1980
Specialisation as General Practitioner 1983
PhD 2000
Specialisation as Nursing home physician 2004

Education and professional training

1970-1974: College Liceul ‘’Fratii Buzesti’’, Craiova, Romania

1974-1980: Medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

1993-2000:  Followed various training courses in Romania and abroad on clinical epidemiology, research, practice management, emergencies, rehabilitations and symptoms management in general practice/family medicine in Romanian-Dutch PSO and MATRA Projects, Know How Fund Project, World Bank Project, School from Riom (France), University Rene Descartes, Netherlands School of Primary Care Research, The Queen`s University of Belfast, Romanian Centre of Post-graduated Education

1996; Competence in acupuncture 

1997>: General practice/family physician trainer in Romania

1997-2000: PhD in medicine, at UMF Carol Davila, Bucharest, Romania ‘’The cellular effects of pulsed electromagnetic waves (Diapulse)’’, supervisor: Prof. Dr. S. Comorosan

2002-2004: Specialization as nursing-home physician, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Work and professional activities

1980-1983: Resident in various hospitals in Bucharest, Romania

1983-2000: General practitioner/Family Physician in different dispensaries in Romania

1995-2017: Permanent collaborator at ‘’VIATA MEDICALA’’ (MEDICAL LIFE) (www.viata-medicala.ro)

1996-2000: Coordinator of the pilot study on morbidity registration in general practice using ICPC (International Classification on Primary Care) and Manager of the Sentinel Registration Study/Network in general practice in Romania

1997>: Romanian trainer for general practitioners/family physicians

1997-2011: Deputy Editor-in-Chief „Revista Medicala Romana” (ISSN 1220-5478) 

1998-2000: President-elect of the Romanian Society of General Practitioners/Family Physicians

2001-2018: Registered as physicians and nursing home physician (2004-2018) in BIG Register, the Netherlands

2001-2004: Nursing home physician in Schuttershof, Brunssum, the Netherlands  

2002-2004: International secretary of the Romanian–Dutch MATRA project PACARO (PAlliative CAre in ROmania)

2004>: Secretary SOAZ/RACE (Foundation for Research and Advice in Care of Elderly), the Netherlands  

2004-2009: Nursing home physician Mondriaan Zorggroep, Heerlen, the Netherlands  

2004 >: Founder, Editor-in Chief online journal on palliative care PALIATIA (ISSN 1844 – 7058) (www.paliatia.eu)

2007-2009: International secretary of the Romanian–Dutch MATRA project REPACARO (Regional Expertise Centre for Palliative Care in Romania)

2007>: Founder and associate at Mediadomexpress SRL, Romanian accredited provider for continuing medical education by Romanian College of Physicians 2012-2018

2009-2010: Nursing home physician at Extramural Mental Health Care (RIAGG) Maastricht, the Netherlands

2010>: Freelance editor of online Continuous Medical Education courses for nursing-home physicians at CME-online in the Netherlands (www.cme-online.nl)

2010>: Editor-in-Chief of online Continuous Medical Education courses in Romania (www.edmed.ro)

2011-2015: Lecturer University ''Titu Maiorescu'', Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania

2018>: Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Romanian Journal of Family Physicians (ISSN 2601 – 474/ISSN-L 2601 – 4874) (www.revmedfam.ro)

Memberships

1993-2000: Romanian Society of General Practitioners/Family Physicians  

1994-2016: Romanian Society of Writers and Publicists Physicians

1995-2000: Balkan Medical Union and Romanian Medical Association

1995-2000: Romanian College of Physicians

1997>: Editorial Committee ‘’Medicina Familiei’’ (ISSN 1223-5109) (The Journal of Roanian College of Family Medicine Trainers)

1997>: Romanian College of Family Medicine Trainers (Colegiul medicilor in tructori de medicina familiei) 

1998-2000: Classifications Committee of WONCA

2000>: Honorary Member, Romanian Society of General Practitioners/Family Physicians

1999-2000: Editorial Board ‘’Buletinul Informativ Medicina Familiei’’ (ISSN: 1582 – 365) (Information Bulletin for Family Medicine)

2000>: Co-founder and Member, Romanian Foundation Centrul National de Studii pentru Medicina Familiei (National Center for Family Medicine Studies)

2001-2006: Direct member WONCA

2001-2009: NVVA (Nederlands Vereniging voor Verpleeghuis Artsen; Dutch Association of nursing home physicians)

2004-2011: European Workgroup ‘Dignity for Frail Old’

2015 >: International Committee of Romanian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (ISS2392–7461/ISSN-L 2392–7461) (www.rojced.com)

Awards

1997 : Diploma of honor of ‘’Viata medicala

2010: Award of the Romanian College of Physicians for the best medical blog of the year in Romania.

2012: Award "Premiul de excelenta" of the "Viata Medicala".

2013: Public Award ''The Most Active Physician on Internet'' of the Romanian College of Physicians

Recent Publication

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Determinants of Healthy Ageing in European countries. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2019. Vol 4 https://juniperpublishers.com/oajggm/pdf/

Olăroiu M. Are medicul de familie nevoie de echipă? Editorial. Romanian Journal of Family Medicine 2018; 1, nr

Olaroiu M. Physicians, specialised to support and to be consulted in case of euthanasia. PALIATIA 2018; 1: 15-19

Heuvel WJA van den, Ghinescu M, Olaroiu M. How to Prevent Preventable Death? SM Prev Med Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 1004.

Olaroiu M, Dana Alexa I, Heuvel WJA van den. Do Changes in Welfare and Health Policy Affect Life Satisfaction of Older Citizens in Europe? Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research. 2017; https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7574040

Olaroiu M. Palliative care and dementia. Editorial PALIATIA 2017; 10 (3): 1

Heuvel Wim J.A. van den, Olaroiu M. How important are health care expenditures for life expectancy? A comparative, European analysis.  Journal of American Medical Doctors Association. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.11.027 2017

Publications

Books:

Olaroiu M (ed). Tratat de Ingrijiri Palliative la Domiciliu (Handbook on palliative care at home). ETNA, Bucharest, 2015

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. MEDICINA si GLOBALIZARE. Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. Editura Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2012

Olaroiu M. Manual online cu teste de anatomie, fiziologie, genetica si ecologie umana. 2011. www.edmed.ro

Olaroiu M. et all. Compendiu de ingrijiri paliative la domiciliu pentru echipei multidisciplinare. Ed Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2004

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. Editura Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2004

Olaroiu M. Clasificarea Internationala Pentru Asistenta Primara ICPC-2.Ed. SOLNESS, Timisoara,  2000

Olaroiu M. The cellulair effects of pulsed electromagnetic waves (Diapulse). PhD Medical School Bucharest, 2000

Gheorghiu A. Olaroiu M., Investigatii functionale in practica medicinei de familie. Ed. ALL, Bucuresti, 1998

Gheorghiu A. Olaroiu M., Sistem de autoinstruire si autoevaluare-teste de anatomie si fiziologie. Ed. Total Press, Bucuresti, 1993

Scientific Articles:

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Determinants of Healthy Ageing in European countries. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2019. Vol 4 https://juniperpublishers.com/oajggm/pdf/

Heuvel WJA van den, Ghinescu M, Olaroiu M. How to Prevent Preventable Death? SM Journal Preventive Medicine and Public Health. 2017; 1(1): 1004.

Olaroiu M, Dana Alexa I, Heuvel WJA van den.Do Changes in Welfare and Health Policy Affect Life Satisfaction of Older Citizens in Europe? Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research
(2017), https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7574040

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. How important are health care expenditures for life expectancy? A comparative, European analysis.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.11.027 2017

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V, Brinza I, Heuvel, W van den. The predictive value of the Groningen Frailty Indicator on care utlization of community-living old Romanians. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Researchand, July 2016 (see http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cggr/aip/6851768/ ).

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Is palliative care cost-effective? PALIATIA 2016; 9 (1): 3-9

Minerva Ghinescu, Marinela Olaroiu, Sorina Aurelian, Ruud J.G. Halfens, Luminita Dumitrescu, Jos M.G.A. Schols, Gabriela Rahnea-Nita, Aurelia Curaj, Ionna Alexa, Wim J.A. van den Heuvel. Assessment of Care Problems in Romania: Feasibility and Exploration. Journal of American Medical Diredtors Association 2015; 16:  86.e9–86.e12

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V. Brinza I, Heuvel W van den. The psychometric qualities of the Groningen Frailty Indicator in Romanian community-dwelling old citizens. Family Practice, 2014; 31: 490-495

Ghinescu M, Olaroiu M, Dijk JP van, Olteanu T, Heuvel WJA van den. Health status of independently living older adults in Romania. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2014: 14; 926-933

Olaroiu M, Heuvel WJA van den. Age discrimination as experienced by Romanian old citizens. Romanian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2014; 3: 3-8

Olaroiu M, Ghinescu M, Naumov V, Brinza I, Heuvel, W van den. The psychometric qualities of the Groningen Frailty Indicator in Romanian community-dwelling old citizens. Family Practice 2014; 31: 490-495

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M. Palliative care in Romania: needs and rights. Revista Romana de Bioetica. 2008: 2;

Dumitrescu L, Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den, Heuvel WJA van den. Changes in symptoms and pain intensity of cancer patients after enrollment in palliative care at home. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 2007; 34 (5): 488-496

Dumitrescu L, Heuvel WJA van den, Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den. Experiences, knowledge and opinions on palliative care among Romanian General Practitioners, Croatian Medical Journal, 2006; 47 (1): 142-147

Professional Articles:

Olaroiu M. Physicians, specialised to support and to be consulted in case of euthanasia. PALIATIA 2018; 1: 15-19

Olaroiu M. Organisation of palliative care in the Netherlands. Romanian Journal of Health Manager. 2016; 2: 12-16

Olaroiu M. Palliative care in Europe. A look behind the (former iron) curtain. Geron 2015; 3: 67-69 (see also: bsl.nl/geron-4en-2015 )

Olaroiu M. Lessons from assessment of quality in palliative care. Editorial PALIATIA 2015; 8 (4)

Olaroiu M. When will Romania improve palliative care? Editorial PALIATIA 2015; 8 (2)

Olaroiu M. Societal acceptance of chronic illnessess. Editorial PALIATIA 2014; 7 (3)

Olaroiu M. The growin interes in PALIATIA. Editorial. PALIATIA 2014; 7 (1).

Olaroiu M. Progress in palliative care. Editorial. PALIATIA 2013; 6 (3).

Olaroiu M. Support in palliative care.Editorial PALIATIA 2013; 6 (1)

Olaroiu M, Heuvel WJA van den. Indicatoren voor kwaliteit van zorg. Wie worden er wijzer van, de patiënten of de managers? Tijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie 2011; 42: 60-63.

Since 2009: permanent weekly medical blog: ''The blog of a cosmopolite physician'' on www.edmed.ro

Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den, Heuvel WJA van den. Verpleeghuisarts, aangenaam. Medisch Contact 2008; 63:1468-1469.

M. van den Heuvel-Olaroiu. Vernederlandsen van het eilandmodel. Medisch Contact, 63; 2008 (23): 994

Heuvel-Olaroiu M van den. Genoeg handen, maar niet de juiste. Medisch Contact. 2007; 62 (38): 1543-1545

Heuvel WJA van den, Olaroiu M, Dumitrescu L. Ontwikkelingen in palliatieve zorg in Roemenië, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Palliatieve Zorg, 2007; 8 (2): 39-42

Since 2000: permanent column in Viata Medicala : Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit.

Since 1994 :  articles published in : Medicina de familie, Revista medicala romana, Viata medicala, Buletinul informativ al medicului de familie , Enseigner, WONCANews

Lectures:

Olaroiu M. Palliative care: technology and touch. Invited lecture at the international conference on ‘Oncology in Medical Practice’. Bucharest 21-23 March 2019.

Olaroiu M. Stop smoking alternatives. Lecture at the international conference on ‘Oncology in Medical Practice’. Bucharest 21-23 March 2019.

How do social policy affect Healthy Ageing. Lecture at the 5th Annual World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology 2017, Fukuoka, Japan

Invited lecture on 'What happens to frail old after one year? at the Xth conference on Family Medicine, 16-18 October 2014, Braila, Romania (togeter with Prof van den Heuvel).

Paper on 'Assessment of frailty in primary health care and a follow-up' at the 6th National Romanian Geriatrics and Gerontology Congress, 23-26 October 2014, Bucharest, Romania (together with Prof. van den Heuvel).

:Invited lecture on 'The concept of Frailty' at the Symposium "Health For All?! Healthy Ageing!" University of Rijeka, Croatia. 29-30 May 2014.

Lecure 'Frailty in old age: relevance and screening'. presented at the Conference on Family Medicine 10-12 October 2013 Braila, Romania (together with Prof. Dr. W.J.A. van den Heuvel).

Workshop 'Healthy Ageing and Frailty: prevention and assessment'. (together with Prof. Dr. WJA van den Heuvel), College of Physicians Braila, Romania. 24 May 2013.

Workshop 'Palliative care in Geriatrics' (together with Prof. Dr. WJA van den Heuvel), College of Physicians Braila, Romania. 25 May 2013

Lecture 'A new alternative for geriatrics' National Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology with international participation 'Active longevity: 60 years Geriatrics and Gerontology in Romania' Ana Aslan Institute Bucharest, Romania 20 October 2012

Invited lecture 'The position of the family doctor in the Dutch health care system' Conference on 'The first line in health care' Medical Society of Family Medicine Braila, Braila, Romania 19 October 2012

Workshop 'Care for the old: the future.' (together with W. van den Heuvel) University Titu Maiorescu, Faculty of Medicine, Bucharest 16 October 2012

Workshop 'Prevention and frailty in elderly (together with W van den Heuvel). 2nd International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. New Delhi, India, 28 February 2012

Workshop 'Developing a clinical guideline for the elderly - using DM as example (together with W van den Heuvel and N Vikram). 2nd International Congress on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. New Delhi, India, 29 February 2012

Olaroiu M. Vergrijzing en kwetsbare ouderen in perspectief. Lezing Breedenburgcursus, Texel, 29 maart 2011.

Long-term care for frail elderly in CEE countries: the case of Romania. Stavanger 30 August 2008. Forum on Nursing Home Medicine.

Courses:

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Arteriitis Temporalis. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2013

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Parkinson and parkinsonism. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2012

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Rheumatoid arthritis. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care. Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2012

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2011

Aurelian MS, Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly: prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Course online in Romanian for general practioners, geriatricians, internal medicine. Posted on www. http://www.edmed.ro. >2011

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly. Short term complications. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2011

Van Den Heuvel-Olaroiu M. Diabetes mellitus in elderly. Long-term complications. Course online in Dutch for specialist nursing-home care.  Posted on www. http://www.cme-online.nl/ouderengeneeskunde/cursusoverzicht-. >2011

Chapters in Books:

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Quo vadis, medicinae ?’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2011

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Medicina romaneasca, inoiri europene’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2008

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Personalitati medicale, opinii si fapte’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2007

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Cele mai frumoase pagini’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2006

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Cine tace consimte’’, Ed.  Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2003

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. in ed.: Mihailide M., Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’:’’Sanatatea si violenta fara frontiere’’, Ed. Viata Medicala romaneasca, Bucuresti, 2002 

Van Den Heuvel M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit. in: ed. Mihailide M.,Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: Anul 2000, ‘’O lume in schimbare’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romanesca , Bucuresti , 2001

Olaroiu M., Jurnalul unui medic cosmopolit . in ed.: Mihailide M. , Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: ‘’Pluta ultimei sperante’’, Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti, 1999

Olaroiu M., Capatul de sentiment. in: ed M.Golescu.,  Almanahul Societatii Medicilor Scriitori si Publicisti din Romania: ''Clipa cea repede...'', Ed. Viata Medicala Romanesca , Bucuresti , 1999

Olaroiu M., O carte pentru generalistul anului 2000. in : ed. Mihailide M., Caietele ‘’Vietii medicale’’: Taierea nodului Gordian’’. Ed. Viata Medicala Romaneasca, Bucuresti. 1997