The 5th International Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics Medicine (SilverAge 2024) will be hosted by iConferences, Sri Lanka with the collaboration of the International Institute of Ageing, United Nations, Malta, John Richards Centre for Rural Ageing Research, La Trobe University, Australia and Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG), India to assist these efforts, promising a memorable experience for all the participants. Members of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG), India are eligible for a 50% discount on the registration fee. 

Please visit the conference website for more information.

The SilverAge 2024 will be held as a hybrid conference at Penang Island, Malaysia on 12th – 13th September 2024. It is expected to take initiatives in commencing the continuous process of healthy ageing to optimize and improve the physical, mental, and social well-being of the elderly population and thereby enhance the quality of life. This will ensure a sustainable social structure that enables advancements of humankind in a more holistic approach.

The conference will consist of meaningful discussions based on the theme Healthy Ageing: Moving forward with New Perspectives

  • Abstract Submission Deadline                        25th April 2024
  • Early-bird Registration Deadline                     9th May 2024
  • Final Registration Deadline                             4th July 2024

You can submit your abstracts here



GERICON 2024, or the 21st annual national conference of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics, will take place in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India from November 29 to December 1, 2024.

Kerala Chapter of Indian Academy of Geriatrics Revived

The Kerala Chapter of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics was successfully revived at a landmark meeting held recently, where 26 geriatricians from across the state gathered to re-establish the chapter. A new executive committee was elected, featuring Dr. Divyamol Sasidaharan as President, Dr. Anish S as General Secretary, and Dr. Athul Vyas as Joint Secretary.

Dr. Priya Vijayakumar, a pioneering figure in geriatric care in Kerala, shared her two-decade-long journey in establishing geriatrics at Amrita, offering valuable insights and inspiration to the attendees. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Steve Manjaly, who discussed the “Challenges in Geriatric Care.” This was followed by an engaging group discussion and experience-sharing session among the participants.

The event featured several noteworthy presentations. Dr. Ashish Rajan delivered an insightful talk on the “Role of Diet in Older Diabetic Patients,” emphasizing the critical impact of nutrition on managing diabetes in the elderly. Dr. Anusree provided an update on the “CDC 2024 Guidelines on Geriatric Vaccinations,” underlining the importance of updated vaccination protocols.  Dr. Jino Joy, National Joint Secretary of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics, led the organization of the event, ensuring a seamless and productive meeting.

The day’s proceedings commenced with case presentations by postgraduate students from Amrita Medical College, setting a strong foundation for the meeting.

Several significant decisions were made during the meeting:
– Monthly online meetings and quarterly physical gatherings will be held to ensure regular interaction and collaboration among members.
– The chapter will work closely with government policymakers and the Health University to promote geriatric training at the undergraduate and community levels.
– An event will be organized for undergraduate students at Amrita Medical College, Cochin, to raise awareness about geriatric medicine.
– The chapter will explore partnerships with NGOs, senior citizen forums, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), and other relevant organizations.

The meeting concluded with a renewed sense of commitment to advancing geriatric care and education in Kerala.

Stay tuned for more updates and upcoming events from the Kerala Chapter of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics.



Dr Ashish Goel, our president represented our association at the IAGGG Council Meeting held in  Yokohama Japan from 12th to 14th of June . He also chaired a session on Falls in the Elderly.


International Association of Gerentology and Geriatrics Asia-Oceania region has announced a webinar on Biological Science of Ageing. This will be an online event on 16th August 2023 10:30 AM IST. Click the image to register for the event. 

Geriatric Medicine Department, MCH Kolkata and Indian Academy of Geriatrics Launch First National Intern Sensitization Initiative

The Geriatric Medicine Department at MCHK, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Geriatrics, successfully organized the first-ever Intern Sensitization Initiative (ISI) in Kolkata, a groundbreaking effort in the country. This initiative highlighted the transformative nature of internships, bringing geriatrics closer to young medical professionals.

Key topics covered included:

1. Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in the Elderly
2. Approach to Elderly Diabetes
3. Geriatric Syndromes
4. Use of AI in Geriatrics
5. Basic Life Support Workshop

For 14 days, interns immersed themselves in the Geriatric Ward, gaining real-life case handling experience and participating in workshops on Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and geriatric emergencies. This peer-led program, themed “Initiation by the Resident, for the Resident,” emphasized intergenerational connection and proactive learning.

The initiative, supervised by the dedicated MCHK geriatric team, provided a valuable platform for interns to bridge generational gaps and prepare for future careers in healthcare.


The Divine Heart and Multispeciality Hospitals in Gomtinagar, Lucknow, played host to a significant Continuing Medical Education (CME) event on Geriatrics Medicine on April 20th, 2024. Inspired by the vision of Prof. I.S. Gambhir from BHU, the event aimed to reignite the Lucknow chapter of the Indian Association of Geriatricians (IAG). Esteemed speakers Dr. Pooja Dhaon, Prof. Kauser Usman, and Prof. Atul Agarwal from KGMU graced the occasion with insightful lectures.

The event drew a diverse audience, with 21 doctors from outside DHMH and 20 from within, totaling 46 participants. Notable among them were Professors from SGPGI and KGMU, showcasing a collective dedication to geriatric medicine.

The CME proceeded smoothly under the guidance of IAG observer Dr. Prabhakar Shukla. The interactive Q&A session saw active participation from delegates, enriching the learning experience. As the event concluded on a positive note, discussions turned to future initiatives, with the suggestion to democratically elect Prof. Kauser Usman as the President of the Lucknow chapter of IAG earning unanimous support.

Overall, the CME served as a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and laying the foundation for revitalizing geriatric care in Lucknow under the auspices of the IAG.


The academy was invited to organize a workshop on Geriatric Medicine during the national conference of IAG held in Ahmedabad in 2022. 

Chennai Chapter Annual Get Together

The IAG Chennai Chapter organized Geriatric Update a state-level Conference on 26th March 2023. The occasion was graced by Dr VS Natarajan and other eminent geriatric experts from Tamil Nadu.