About ANZSGM

The Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine is a Specialty Society representing medical practitioners who care for older people. We have over 950 members, including consultant physicians, psychogeriatricians, academics, and more than 200 trainees in Geriatric Medicine. The Society formed in the early 1970’s as the Australian Geriatrics Society, later changed its name to the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine, and amalgamated in 2006 with the New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, to become the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM). Our Federal Council represents all Australian states and New Zealand, and our state divisions all have their own meetings and networks.

Our many activities include

Constitution

ANZSGM consititution revised 29 May 2014 Constitution

The Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine is a society of medical practitioners engaged in the practice of Geriatric Medicine or related disciplines.

Membership of the Society is open to registered medical practitioners who demonstrate a commitment to clinical practice, research, education and administration in Geriatric Medicine and allied specialties and to those undergoing training in these fields.

Aims

The aims of the Society include:

Membership

Criteria for membership:

Full Membership
Medical practitioners who are committed to clinical practice, research, education and administration in geriatric medicine and closely allied disciplines. The requirements for full membership shall be prescribed by the Council from time to time as it sees fit.

Retired Membership
Retired Membership status will be offered to those Full Members who have retired from practice, at the discretion of the Finance and Administration Committee.

Trainee Membership
Individuals who are medical practitioners currently registered in a training program in geriatric medicine and related disciplines.

Honorary Life Membership
Honorary Life Membership status will be granted by the Society to those Full Members who, at the time of retirement, in the determination of the Council in its absolute discretion, have made an outstanding contribution to the Society or to geriatric medicine. Such individuals shall, for the term of their lives, enjoy (on a complimentary basis) the rights and privileges of Full Membership.  Fellows of the ANZSGM may also be nominated for Honorary Life Membership.

Associate Membership
Associate Membership status will be offered to applicants for membership who are general practitioners with an interest in geriatric medicine.

Overseas Membership
Individuals who are registered medical practitioners primarily resident in places other than Australia and New Zealand who demonstrate a commitment to clinical practice, research, education and administration in geriatric medicine and closely allied disciplines.

Fellowship of the ANZSGM  (nomination form for Fellowship of the ANZSGM)
Medical practitioners with recognised specialty training in and primary commitment to the practice of geriatric medicine, who have demonstrated leadership in the advancement of the medical care of older persons, or in research in ageing, in Australia or New Zealand. Nominations for fellowship will be accepted from full members, and fellowship will be awarded at the discretion of Federal Council. Fellows must maintain continuing membership, and must demonstrate continuing commitment to the advancement of geriatric medicine. Fellows may also be nominated for Honorary Life membership at the time of retirement.

Membership forms may downloaded here: ANZSGM application form or by emailing the Secretariat:

ANZSGM Secretariat
Ms Lynda Donaldson
Executive Officer
145 Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9256 5460
Fax: (02) 9241 3458
Email: admin@anzsgm.org

Activities of the Society

Advocacy for the Aged

Education

Policy Development

Research
The Society fosters and promotes research on ageing by:

TOP