Why join us?

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.

What is the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS) doing to improve the care of seniors?

  • Advocates, promotes and contributes to the development of national initiatives, including:
  •   - Choosing Wisely Canada
  •   - National Seniors Strategy
      - National Dementia Strategy
  • 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

How can becoming a member of the CGS help you?

  • 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
  • Reduced rate to attend the Annual Scientific Meetings (ASM)
      - Opportunity to attend a pre-conference CME Day
  • Reduced rate to publish in the Canadian Geriatrics Journal
  • Updates from the Canadian Geriatrics Journal and the Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME
  • Opportunities to connect and collaborate with like-minded professionals dedicated to the improvement of seniors’ health care
  • Opportunities to mentor medical students and residents interested in seniors’ care
  • Updates to help you remain current on new policy and funding for seniors’ care at the national level
  • Input into the Society’s national policy and media voice

Join us in improving seniors’ care – the CGS needs you and seniors need the CGS!

Who can become a member of the CGS?

We encourage all physicians with an interest in geriatrics, allied health care professionals, medical students, medical residents and researchers in the field of aging to join the CGS. Please visit www.canadiangeriatrics.ca to become a member!

Membership Criteria

Regular membership: $325/year + HST or $900/three years + HST (Open to all health professionals licensed to practice in Canada)
Associate membership: $50.00/year + HST (Open to residents, clinical or research fellows, Masters and PhD candidates)
Student membership: No charge (Open to full-time undergraduate students, including medical and allied health professional students)       

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