The mission of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics is to promote the highest levels of achievement in gerontological research and training worldwide, and to interact with other international, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the promotion of gerontological interests globally and on behalf of its member associations. The Association pursues these activities with a view of enhancing the highest quality of life and well being of all people as they experience ageing at individual and societal levels.

The IAGG European Region has four main purposes in addition to any other affair as determined by the IAGG Council: to promote gerontological research in the biological, medical, behavioural, and social sciences (including humanities and anthropological sciences) by member organizations and to promote cooperation among these organizations; to promote training of highly qualified personnel in the field of ageing; to promote the interests of the gerontological organizations in all questions pertaining to International matters; to promote and assist in the arrangements for holding the European Congress of Gerontology at intervals determined  by the Council, as well as assist in planning the International Congress of the IAGG.

Understanding and unravelling the biological mechanisms of ageing with the ultimate aim of achieving healthy old age. The focus is on efforts to understand, prevent, cure or minimize age-related impairments, and extend health-span. Read More

The clinical section of IAGG-ER deals with clinical aspects...
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The socio-behavioral section of IAGG-ER is the section of our organization that originally brought together social and behavioral scientists working on old age and aging-related issues. Read More


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