Become part of a vibrant national organization that is addressing THE defining health care challenge of our generation – the provision of compassionate, effective and sustainable health care for the rapidly growing numbers of older Canadians.
Advocates, promotes and contributes to the development of national initiatives, including:
Attracts students from all health care faculties to seniors’ care by supporting the student National Geriatric Interest Groups (NGIGs)
Attracts medical residents to under-served seniors’ care specialties, such as geriatric medicine, care of the elderly and geriatric psychiatry by supporting the Resident Geriatric Interest Groups (RGIGs).
Advocates and promotes leading best practices.
Reviews and endorses national initiatives (prevention of falls, medication de‑prescribing, etc.)
Develops national Special Interest Groups (SIGs) focusing on topics such as falls prevention, continence, nutrition, medication de-prescribing etc.
Promotes research and education:
- Popular and exciting Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) that brings clinicians, educators and researchers together from across the country
- Peer-reviewed Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME: www.geriatricsjournal.ca
- Peer-reviewed, indexed Canadian Geriatrics Journal: www.cgjonline.ca
Opportunities to become involved in the above-mentioned national initiatives
Opportunities to join the leadership and governance of a national organization and its committees
- Career advancement
- Facilitate academic promotion
- Opportunity to attend a pre-conference CME Day