Students Organizations

Students History

The International Council of the Gerontology Student Organizations (ICGSO) was launched in 2005. Its aims are : get together gerontology and geriatric students worldwide to develop interest in international gerontology, enhance awareness of aging, increase student attendance at world and regional congresses. The organization includes a representative from each IAGG member organization that has a student section, a representative from the International Students' Network on Ageing and Health (ISNAH) and one from the Student Section of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA). It has currently 17 members and will have meetings every fours years during the IAGG World Congress. If you are interested in representing your country as an ICGSO representative please contact your country's IAGG Member Society President.

Students Awards

IAGG Student Travel Grant : it was established in 2008 to provide funding for students to present their papers at the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, to be held every four years. Its' purposes are:

  • To provide financial support for excellent students enrolled in Masters or Doctoral programs in the field of Aging to attend the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, making possible the presentation of high-quality research projects by new scholars.
  • To promote the integration of students from different cultures, allowing the exchange of experiences, the establishment of collaborative and exchange networks, thus narrowing the gap between developed and developing countries.

Students Organizations

The following are profiles of current members of the Council of Gerontology Student Organizations. If you are interested in representing your country as an ICGSO representative please contact your country's IAGG Member Society President.

Student and Early Career Group of the AAG

Contact : Belinda Cash

Phone: +61 3

E-mail Website

Bulgarian Association on Aging Student Section

Contact : Kalin Georgiev


Student Connection-Connexion Etudiante of CAG

Contact : Kristina Miller

263 McCaul Street, Suite 328, Toronto, Ontario CANADA M5T 1W7

E-mail Website

Sociedad De Geriatria y Gerontologia de Chile

Contact : Cristhian Cobas

Phone: +56 2 220 82 64

Fax: +56 2 220 82 64


Gerontological Society of China

Contact : Juan Liu or Xiaobo Yuan Renmin

E-mail Website

German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Contact : Stefanie Becker

Institut fuer Gerontologie Universitaet Heidelberg Bergheimer Str. 20 69115 Heidelberg

Phone: 49 6221548171


Association of Gerontology, India

Contact : M.K. Thakur


Israel Gerontological Society

Contact : Offer Edelstein


Maltese Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Contact : Rosette Bonello


New Zealand Association of Gerontology

Contact : Liz Kiata


Society of Gerontology of Serbia

Contact : Zorana Djordjevic


Thai Society of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Contact : Daroonwan Chakraphan


Emerging Researchers in Ageing of BSG

Contact : Naomi Woodspring

E-mail Website

British Society for Research on Ageing

Contact : Duncan Baird

Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK

E-mail Website

American Geriatrics Society

Contact : Elvira Ickowicz


Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization of the GSA

Contact : Elizabeth Rickenbach

University of Massachusetts-Boston Gerontology Institute 100 Morressey Boulevard Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA

Phone: 617 287 7300

E-mail Website

Uruguay Society of Gerontology & Geriatrics

Contact : Marianella Mures