Welcome to the Irish Society of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine Website. The society is the primary physician advocacy body for the care of older persons in Ireland, representing over 130 geriatricians, the largest branch of internal medicine in Ireland. Geriatricians in Ireland are involved in a broad range of care services, including acute geriatric and general medicine, ambulatory and integrated community care, acute and rehabilitative stroke care, memory/dementia services, orthogeriatrics, falls services and long-term care. The ISPGM was one of the societies initiating the European Geriatric Medicine Society in 1999 and hosted its congress in 2010 in Dublin.
We engage with a broad perspective on ageing and the gerontological sciences, promoting the concept of ageing as the longevity dividend, and gerontologically-attuned care a key guardian of this dividend. We have contributed submissions already in 2021 to the Oireachtas Committee on legislation to introduce physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia Submission to Oireachtas Committee, as well as on concerns over weighting of private health insurance against older people HIA Risk Equalization Older People, as well as welcoming the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine, with this statement issued on 4 Jan 2021 ISPGM COVID Vaccination.
We are also delighted to introduce you to an anthology of poetry and prose celebrating later life selected by over 40 Irish geriatricians, all proceeds to go to charities supporting older people! Orders from www.emergenceanthology.com