Ever Increasing Geriatric Population



  It is estimated that the US population aged 65 and older will grow from 35 million in 2000 to 78 million in 2050 and those aged 85 and older will increase from 4 million to 31.2 million. The number of older adults in Arizona will triple by 2030, while the number of geriatricians and other healthcare professionals continues to decrease. To meet the healthcare needs today and in the future, the Arizona Geriatrics Society is dedicated to supporting the development of professionals in geriatrics and gerontology who are committed to improving and developing best practices in healthcare for older adults. Membership is open to physicians (geriatricians and primary care physicians as well as surgical and medical specialists), nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, case managers, long term care and assisted living facility administrators, pharmacists, therapists and other allied professionals providing care to older adults in Arizona. The AzGS supports a call to action to strengthen and ensure the best geriatric care in the future. Now is the time to share your knowledge and expertise with this growing and dynamic professional association.  


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 Our Vision


Arizona Geriatrics Society is the preeminent source of education for interprofessional geriatric health providers in Arizona. 


 Our Mission


Is to advance the best healthcare practices for older Arizonans by supporting the education of interprofessional geriatric health providers. 



Our Goals

  • To assist in the continuing education of medical students, physicians and allied healthcare professionals in issues of particular concern regarding the elderly.
  • To serve as a forum for discussion of issues pertaining to geriatric medicine and gerontology by concerned healthcare professionals.
  • To facilitate the growth and future opportunities for professionals involved in geriatrics and gerontology.
  • To support and encourage on-going educational research in aging and geriatric care.
  • To improve the health and well being of the increasing number of older adults.
  • To affect public policy that advances geriatric care issues and supports geriatric care practitioners.  




2014 Members' Geriatric Educational Dinner Programs

Inflammatory Bowel Disease:  Overview and Suggested Approaches to Patient Management
Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Tucson

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5th Annual Summer Interprofessional Conference

Friday, August 8, 2014
High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff

26th Annual Fall Symposium

Friday-Saturday, November 14 - 15, 2014
Desert Willow Conference in Phoenix



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