Gerontology and Geriatrics in Coronavirus Pandemic Times

Dear colleagues:

In these difficult times, we would like to share with all practitioners from multiple aging-related disciplines our deep concern and some insights about our specialty.

As we know, older adults are at particular risk for serious illness, and those with pre-existing conditions (such as heart diseases, diabetes, respiratory conditions) are at higher risk of dying if infected. We encourage you to closely monitor the status of the virus transmission and related illness in your patients and to comply with prevention and safety requirements. Older persons and those who care for them should be especially cautious at this time.

Regarding the IAGG 2021 meeting, we rest assured that we will be able to share and discuss new developments and treatments, as the understanding of the COVID-19 is rapidly increasing, as well to think and analyze together how the Coronavirus affected both our profession and older people lives. In the practical aspect, we will adjust our registration and abstract submission calendar to enable your participation and build together an extraordinary World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

We look forward to welcoming you to Argentina!


Dr. Félix Nallím
IAGG 2021 Congress President

Welcome to IAGG 2021

The Argentine Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SAAG) and the Gerontological Association of Argentina (AGA) have made a joint effort to chair the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics that will take place in Buenos Aires City, on June 20 to 24, 2021.  This is a unique opportunity for all practitioners from multiple aging-related disciplines to update and exchange know-how and experiences. This Congress is the outcome of the effort made by all such professionals devoted to geriatrics and gerontology focusing on aging and old age, the SAGG since 1950 and the AGA since 1987.

We take over the motto we have proposed at the heart of our Organizing Committee:

CARE: Commitment + Actions + Research + Equity

In principle, we have the will to address topics with our academic Commitment to the needs of an aging population with no exceptions worldwide.  This commitment is essential to break down societal inequalities affecting equitable access to successful aging.

Parallelly, we intend to take Actions enabling access to knowledge of the necessary tools that may enhance possibilities for practitioners from all disciplines to properly intervene in preventing frailty, promoting independence and autonomy, and at the same time empowering older adults consistently with such goals.

Therefore, it is important to stimulate Research into all fields of knowledge, and be able to share the outcome at these conferences.

All the foregoing should aim at securing Equity in the promotion of bio-psico-social welfare of the elderly.

On the other hand, we cordially invite you to visit Buenos Aires and Argentina, a country with many landscapes and climates within a single territory, which is becoming a consolidated tourist destination, with a well-known population for its hospitality, and world-class cuisine.  Let’s share an “asado” barbecue, with a great variety of wines; and if you are corageous, let’s dance tango.

Our commitment is a great challenge to so many changes.  And we need you to attain this goal.

The General Chair and Organizing Committee of the 22nd IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2010 invites you to participate actively and reminds you that: “Old age is the present for some people, and the future for all.”

We look forward to welcoming you in Buenos Aires City, Argentina.

Felix Eduardo Nallim
Foto Jáuregui

Dr. Félix Nallím
XXII World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatric

Prof. Dr. José R. Jauregui
President Elect
IAGG 2021-2025

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