The Korean Association of
Gerontology and Geriatrics
The Korean Gerontological Society, founded in December 1978, is a representative academic society in the field of aging in Korea.
KGS is a gathering of leading scholars with around 7,000 members in various research areas on aging such as sociology, psychology, social welfare, public administration, pedagogy, domestic science, architecture, nursing science, health science, and medical science. The Society has made outstanding contributions to the scholarly dissemination of multidisciplinary research on aging as well as policy in order to improve the quality life of older persons in Korea.
KGS joined the International Association of Gerontology in 1981 and has been actively participating in international conferences. KGS, as a member of The Korean Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, has successfully hosted the Asia/Oceania Regional Gerontology Congress in 1999 and the 20th World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in 2013.
The Society published the first edition of the Journal of the Korea Gerontological Society in 1980 and has been published quarterly. The Society has been hosting national and international conferences every year since 1982, and results of research and policy alternatives on various aging issues in Korea have been addressed through KGS. KGS has also been co-hosting the Seoul Gerontology International Symposium with Seoul Metropolitan government since 2006.
The Korean Society for Gerontology is an academic society that promotes fundamental and applied research on aging phenomena and contributes to aging-related studies by disseminating its theory and technology. As we face the entry of a super-aged society, we focus on exploring and presenting the path to healthy aging by understanding the principles of aging and sharing the latest basic research results.
Our society held the first academic conference in November 1989. In 1997, The Korean Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics was established in conjunction with The Korea Gerontological Society and The Korean Geriatrics Society to conduct extensive academic exchanges with all members.
We currently hold regular academic conferences during Spring and Autumn and promote academic exchanges and collaborative projects between academia and industry. We also co-publish a journal registered in PubMed Central in 2020, Annals of Geriatric Medicine and Research (AGMR), four times a year with the Korean Geriatrics Society.
The aging in Korea is progressing extremely fast. The role of members of the Korean Society for Gerontology and other aging researchers has become more critical than ever. The door to our society is always wide open. We ask for your supports and participation in the Korean Society for Gerontology.
The Korea Geriatrics Society is a non-profit professional medical institution that strives to prevent and treat diseases, improve health, and improve the quality of life of the elderly. We strive to improve, develop, and disseminate medical knowledge related to the elderly, and make constant efforts to present measures and policies to promote the elderly's health, and ultimately cooperate with various health care personnel to provide quality health care to the elderly.
Korean Gerontological Nursing Society is Korea's non-profit organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of gerontological nursing.
KGNS's principal mission is to promote the conduct of multi- and interdisciplinary research in gerontological nursing by expanding the quantity of gerontological researchers,
to practitioners, and to decision and opinion makers, and to promote, support, and advocate for gerontological nursing education and training in higher education.
We foster collaboration between researchers, health professionals, policymakers, and the elderly population. We believe the intersection of research from diverse areas is the best way to achieve the greatest impact and promote healthy aging.
The elderly population is rapidly increasing due to the aging of the population, and the elderly who have difficulty in daily life due to dementia or chronic diseases are also increasing. Therefore, there is a need for quantitative expansion and quality improvement of long-term care. Therefore, the long-term care society analyzes the physical and mental health problems of the elderly and studies related systems and services such as nursing care, care, medical care, and welfare. In addition, the daily life of the elderly and community sites related to the elderly are discussed. The long-term care society goes beyond theoretical discussions to cover long-term care policies and care services. Ultimately, the goal is to make the elderly's healthy and happy daily life centered on the local community.