Welcome to the Australian and New Zealand
Society for Geriatric Medicine

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM) is the peak professional society for geriatricians and other medical practitioners with an interest in the medical care of older people.

 ANZSGM sets, promotes and continuously improves the standards of clinical practice in geriatrics throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Society is the chief advocacy group for the profession and aims to facilitate training and professional development and improve medical practice to enhance the quality of care for our patients.

We  support  the needs of geriatricians in Australia and New Zealand  to help them provide the best possible care to older people. Our focus is on  education and policy development. We also advocate to government for improvement and innovation in aged care medical services and for the professional needs of geriatricians. ANZSGM members represent the organisation on committees and advisory groups whose purpose is to shape the future of older people across Australia and New Zealand.

Why be an ANZSGM Member?

“Membership of ANZSGM is a must for all geriatricians. We are a family of likeminded individuals striving to improve the health and well-being of our older population through scientific endeavour, education and training and policy and advocacy. The Society provides a valuable support network for its members and the annual scientific meeting offers the chance to keep up to date with the latest research as well as catching up with colleagues and friends.”
Prof Jacqui Close

Upcoming Events

02-05 April 2023

2023 Australian Pain Society 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting

The Australian Pain Society’s ASM is the only multidisciplinary conference in Australia offering insights into the complex nature of pain management from a variety of medical, nursing and allied health…

National Convention Centre Canberra, ACT

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27 April 2023

Frailty at Scale: Early lessons from the Nova Scotia Frailty & Elder Care Network

The SHP Geriatric Medicine Clinical Academic Group is please to announce we will be holding a special presentation by Prof Kenneth Rockwood followed by a networking event on Thursday April…

Kolling Auditorium RNSH, and online via Webinar

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09-12 May 2023

2023 ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting – Celebrating Successes and Understanding Failures

The theme of the 2023 ASM is ‘Celebrating Successes and Understanding Failures’. Our program will include clinical updates on organ failures, reflections on ‘healthy ageing’, debates about successful and not-so-successful…

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, QLD

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Latest News


2022 ANZSGM Council Nominations


Nominations are now being sought for election to the Council of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine. This year seven (7) members are to be elected to… Read More


The 2022 ANZSGM ASM Goes Fully Virtual


The Organising Committee have made the difficult decision to move this year’s meeting to a fully virtual event due to the recent uncertainty about the reopening of the Western Australian… Read More