Filling the gap in Gerontology and Geriatric education

is a major goal for the IAGG-World

In 2020, the COVID pandemic brought an end to the long-running, successful presence-based training sessions provided by the Academy for Medicine of Ageing in Europe (since 1995), Latin-America (since 2002), Middle East (since 2004), Asia (since 2017), Southeast Asia (since 2018), and also forced us to postpone the start of the African Academy of Ageing scheduled the same year.

For this reason, the IAGG-Federation of Geriatric Education (FGE), created in 2017, has decided to go online, with a new program aimed at “training the future leaders in Gerontology and Geriatrics”, called

“e-TRIGGER” for “e-TRaining In Gerontology and GERiatrics”

Applied training for an ageing world


Register Now ! Send us an email to : trigger.iagg@gmail.com

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.
  • 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 but also nurses, social workers, physiotherapists …) may also apply as Trainees.

The teaching activity will be in English.

Trainees actively participate in the course, and each trainee will have to prepare a case history for discussion once during the 12-month course. Trainees will have to validate their contribution to obtain the qualification at the end of the 12-month period, by successfully completing the test at the end of each individual session.

Attendees: The training sessions will also be opened to all health care professionals, who may participate after registration. They will be called “attendees”. The attendees simply attend the teaching activities from time to time.

The number of registered trainees will be determined by the regional IAGG-Academies in Geriatrics.

The maximum number of attendees will depend on the number of trainees and the capacity of the online platform.

What we offer?

Free 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 Academy in Geriatrics and Gerontology.

Each one-hour session includes:

  • An introduction by the President of the regional Academy
  • A 20-minute keynote lecture by an expert in Gerontology or Geriatric medicine
  • A 10-minute case report presented by a trainee (health care professional or MD) participating in the programme
  • A 20-minute discussion between the experts and the trainees about the topic
  • A quiz 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 and attendees

All the sessions will be registered and available Here

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.


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.


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John Rowe (USA)
Professor, Columbia University, New York.
IAGG-World president 2017-2022


José Jauregui (ARG)
Professor, Maimonides University, Buenos Aires.
Elect IAGG-World president 2022-2026


Miguel Angel Acanfora (ARG)
Professor Barceló Foundation, Buenos Aires.
Elect IAGG General Secretary 2022-2026


Jean-Pierre Michel (SUI)
Professor University of Geneva,
Director of the IAGG-Federation of Geriatric Education


Hidenori Arai (JPN)
Professor and President,
National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology,
Obu City, Aichi Prefecture
Co-president of the IAGG-Asia Geriatric Academy (AAMA)


Liang Kung Chen (TPE)
Professor National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Co-president of the IAGG-Asia Geriatric Academy (AAMA)

Professor and President,
National Institute of Mexico, Mexico-city
Founder of the Latin America Academy of Geriatrics (ALMA)