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

18-20 Aug 2022

17th Malaysian Congress of Geriatric Medicine

Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine - “Integrated Care for Older Persons: The Frontiers of Geriatric Medicine“ As Malaysia is expected to be an ageing nation by 2030, it is timely…

Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak

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31 Aug - 03 Sept 2022

COALFACE GERIATRICS Managing Comorbidity in an Older Person

Geriatric Medicine often involves a complex interplay between medical and surgical comorbidities. Identifying the interface where these varying comorbidities impact on patients and their families is of paramount importance in…

Hybrid Conference Online and Face to Face Newcastle Exhibition & Convention Centre (NEX), NSW

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29-30 Oct 2022

ANZSGM SA Division 2022 Meeting: Research and Education: The Changing Landscape in Geriatric Medicine

Join us this October right in the heart of the Barossa Valley to explore The Changing Landscape in Geriatric Medicine Education. Our keynote speaker, Professor Vasikaran Naganathan will be focusing…

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Rowlands Flat, SA

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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