IAGG-Federation of Geriatric Education (FGE)

Filling the gap in Gerontology and Geriatric education

is a major goal for the IAGG-World

The IAGG-FGE was created by the IAGG-W President, Prof John Rowe at the end of the 2017 San Francisco IAGG world congres,
to expand the training mission of the Association.

Prof. Jean-Pierre Michel, a pioneer in this domain after the set up and implementation of presence-based “Train the Trainers” sessions in
Europe (EAMA), Latin America (ALMA), Middle East (MEAMA) and Asia (AAMA), was nominated as the first IAGG-FGE director.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic, all these teaching activities were brought to an abrupt halt.
They have now resumed in an online format, called the IAGG e-TRIGGER programme,
and are open to all healthcare professionals caring for or working with older adults.

In 2022, the first IAGG e-TRIGGER programme was implemented, destined for Asian healthcare professionals.
The success of the course has prompted the extension of the program to two other time zones, namely:

– Africa, Middle East and Europe. New edition in September 2024.

– Latin America, Coming up soon…

Asia – Oceania

Africa, Middle East and Europe

Latin America

Who can apply?

This training course is aimed at future leaders in Geriatrics and Gerontology. The teaching activity will be focused on registered trainees in the programme:

  • Geriatricians already trained in geriatric medicine or currently in training in Geriatrics, and who are on track to achieve academic Professorship, or high-responsibility clinical positions.
  • Physicians who are interested to be trained in Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine to better care their aging and aged patients
  • Other professionals working in Gerontology and who already have some experience and/or are engaged at a high level of responsibility in the care of older populations(demographers, ethicists, psychologists, sociologists, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists …) may also apply as Trainees.
  • The teaching activity will be in English.
  • Trainees actively participate in the course and the discussion of clinical cases during the 12-month course.
  • Trainees will have to validate their contribution to obtain the IAGG qualification by successfully completing at least 10 of the 12 CME quizzes organized throughout the year.

What we offer?

  • Monthly online training (one 3-hour training session per month) organized by the IAGG Federation of Geriatric Education, with the contribution of the Regional IAGG
  • Each session comprises 3 hours of teaching. Each hour includes:
  • An introduction by the President of the session
  • A 20-minute keynote lecture by an expert in Gerontology or Geriatric medicine
  • A 10-minute case report presented by a scholar (healthcare professional or MD highly engaged in an Academic or professional career in Gerontology or geriatric medicine)
  • A 20-minute discussion animated by scholars to enable the trainees to apply their knowledge to culturally adapted and practical clinical case
  • After each session, a CME quiz is organized to test the knowledge acquired by the trainees during the session, so that their acquisition of the topic studied in that session may be validated.
  • Evaluation of the session by all the trainees, via a satisfaction survey online
  • All the sessions will be recorded and available to consolidate trainees’ knowledge

What you get?

After attending the 3-hour session on a specific topic, participants will be able to critically analyse updated information and evaluate its usefulness in their own clinical cultural and societal context.
  1. Trainees: The course will scale up their knowledge and provide high-quality education in geriatric medicine and gerontology, with a view to equipping them for high-responsibility academic or clinical positions. The course will increase their self-learning capacity, through a mix of blended teaching, problem-solving, case presentation, and open discussion. The teaching model will favour interdisciplinary teamwork based on real and culturally fit case presentations. Through case presentation performed by each learner individually, the participants will acquire communication skills, which will also be enhanced by actively participating in the discussions. They will develop personal leadership and team management skills. Trainees will be awarded the IAGG-World certificate after successful validation of a minimum number of training sessions. Continuing medical education accreditation will also be awarded.
  2. Attendees: The course will increase their interest in ageing care, and scale up their knowledge via quality education in geriatric medicine and gerontology.