International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Formation July 1950
Type UN category III NGO
Location
Region served Global
President Bruno Vellas
Secretary General Alain Franco
Website www.iagg.info

The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), formerly the International Association of Gerontological Societies is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that promotes gerontological research and training, and represents gerontological organizations internationally.[1]

History[edit]

The International Association of Gerontological Societies was founded in July 1950, registered in Liège, Belgium, as an association of organizations involved in gerontology research and training. It was later renamed the International Association of Gerontology, and then the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG).[1] As of 2009 there were IAGG member societies in 64 countries.[2] The combined membership of the member organizations was over 45,100 professionals.[3]

Activities[edit]

The IAGG has two standing committees: the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) and the International Council of Gerontology Student Organizations (ICGSO). It is a United Nations category III non-governmental organization, and has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.[1]

The IAGG holds a World Congress every four years.[1] The 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting & Pan Am Congress of the IAGG was held in Ottawa, Canada in October 2011, hosted by the Canadian Association on Gerontology.[4] The 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics is scheduled for June 2012, to be hosted in Seoul by the Federation of Korean Gerontological Societies.[5]

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