Join IGS today

Join the IGS and be part of a multidisciplinary professional organisation helping improve healthcare for older people.

The Irish Gerontological Society is the foremost multidisciplinary society in Ireland concerned with gerontology: the science and study of age and ageing. This includes the study of changes in older people’s physical and cognitive health and the social changes people experience as they get older.

Members of the IGS stem from the whole of Ireland, representing professions and disciplines involved in areas such as health and social care, economics, the social and built environments, and technology.

Membership is open to individuals from diverse disciplines and fields, including

  • Health and social care professionals engaged in service delivery to older people
  • Academic staff of universities or similar institutions involved in the study of ageing
  • Those involved in the promotion of advocacy on the needs of older people
  • Such other persons as the Society shall admit in its discretion as members


  • Access to member-only events
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation 
  • Access to the most recent gerontological and geriatric research 
  • Publication of abstracts and papers in IGS e-journal and blog
  • Opportunities to participate in peer-review processes
  • Active participation on committees, in special interest group meetings and at events
  • Opportunities to develop your facilitation, presentation and adjudication skills
  • Participation in gerontological expert working groups
  • Opportunities to influence submissions and policy development
  • Networking with a broad range of people from numerous disciplines and interests of gerontology
  • Improve and enhance your research skills
  • Receive regular gerontological news updates
  • Participate in international networks through our membership of IAGG
  • Learn from international thinkers and practitioners at our events
  • Attendance at IGS AGM