Mission Statement

To foster and promote excellence in health care of older persons in Australia and New Zealand

ANZSGM Strategic Plan 2018 – 2020

A message from our president

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine is the professional society for geriatricians and other medical practitioners with an interest in medical care of older people. The society acts to represent the needs of its members and the wider community in a bid to constantly review and improve the care of older people in Australia and New Zealand. Its major functions are around education, policy development and review, and political advocacy.

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Dr John Maddison


Our many activities include

An Annual Scientific Meeting: In 2019, our meeting is being held in Adelaide, SA with the theme “Geriatric Medicine – Best care to the end” ,  and in 2020 we will be in Melbourne, VIC.

We work with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) to provide Advanced Training in Geriatric Medicine for our future geriatricians.

We advocate for the care of older people and their families, with representation on many government and other committees which influence policy and resource allocation.

We represent geriatricians in private practice and have achieved improved remuneration for the complex care of older patients.

We develop Position Statements about many aspects of clinical care of older people.

We have networks with other professional organisations and we are developing the profile of Geriatric Medicine in the Asia Pacific region.

We support and promote research in all aspects of ageing – service development, clinical practice and basic science.

With the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and the Council on the Ageing (COTA), we produce the Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA).