France

Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie
French National Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in France…

Total population: 66.81 millions (2015)
Percentage above 65 Yr: 18%
Percentage above 80 Yr: 5.8%

Number of physicians: 325.870
Number of geriatricians: 1.756  
Total number of hospital beds: 443.767 + 50.718 (ambulatory beds)

Number of geriatric beds:

  • Nursing homes: 600.000
  • Long term care: 37.000
  • Rehabilitation: 100.000 (50.000 with a geriatric specificity)
  • Medicine in hospital : 130.000 beds
  • Beds in geriatric acute care departments: 10.000

Geriatrics is recognised as a...

  • speciality since 2017
  • subspeciality since before 2017

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • acute care hospitals integrated in acute care hospitals
  • out-patient care settings (without refund)
  • post-acute rehabilitation hospitals/clinics
  • nursing homes or long term care facilities
  • mobile units, orthogeriatrics, palliative care, oncology…

Members of the society

Total number of Members: 2000
Geriatricians, gerontologists, nurses

Special interest groups within society

Société Française de Gériatrie et Gérontologie

List of geriatric chairs and research centres in France

  • Amiens (Dr. Agnès LONCKE-DEVENDEVILLE)
  • Angers (Pr. CEDRIC ANNWEILER)
  • Besançon (Dr. REGIS AUBRY)
  • Bordeaux (Pr. NATHALIE SALLES, Pr. ISABELLE BOURDEL-MARCHASSON, Pr. MURIEL RAINFRAY)
  • Brest (Pr. ARMELLE GENTRIC)
  • Caen (Dr. PABLO DESCATOIRE)
  • Clermont-Ferrand (Pr. BRUNO LESOURD, Dr. JEROME BOHATIER)
  • Dijon (Pr. PATRICK MANCKOUNDIA, Pr. PIERRE JOUANNY)
  • Fort de France (Martinique) (Pr. JEAN-LUC FANON)
  • Grenoble (Pr. PASCAL COUTURIER, Pr. GAETAN GAVAZZI)
  • Ile de La Réunion (Société de Gériatrie et gérontologie de l’Ile de la Réunion – Dr. PIERRE CATTEAU; Dr. JEAN-MARC EYCHENE)
  • Lille (Pr. FRANCOIS PUISIEUX, Pr. ERIC BOULANGER)
  • Limoges (Pr. THIERRY DANTOINE)
  • Lyon (Pr. MARC BONNEFOY, Pr. PIERRE KROLAK-SALMON, Pr. CLAIRE FALANDRY)
  • Marseille (Pr. PATRICK VILLANI, Pr. SYLVIE BONIN-GUILLAUME)
  • Montpellier (Pr. CLAUDE JEANDEL, Pr. HUBERT BLAIN)
  • Nancy (Pr. ATHANASIOS BENETOS, Pr. CHRISTINE PERRET-GUILLAUME; Pr. LAURE JOLY)
  • Nantes (Pr. GILLES BERRUT, Pr. LAURE DE DECKER)
  • Nice (Pr. OLIVIER GUERIN, Pr. PATRICE BROCKER)
  • Nîmes (Pr. DE WAZIERES)
  • Paris and Paris region: Pr. JOEL ANKRI, Pr. JOEL BELMIN, Pr. ANNE SOPHIE RIGAUD, Pr. OLIVIER HANON, Pr. LAURENT LECHOWSKI, Pr. ELENA PAILLAUD, Pr. ERIC PAUTAS, Pr. AGATHE RYNAUD SIMON, Pr. OLIVIER SAINT JEAN, Pr. LAURENT TEILLET, Pr. MARC VERNY, JACQUES BODDAERT
  • Pointe à Pître (Rinaldo LEILA)
  • Poitiers (Pr. MARC PACCALIN)
  • Reims (Pr. JEAN-LUC NOVELLA)
  • Rennes (Pr. DOMINIQUE SOMME)
  • Rouen (Dr. ARNAUD VERDONCK)
  • Saint-Etienne (Pr REGIS GONTHIER)
  • Strasbourg (Pr. GEORGES KALTENBACH, Pr. THOMAS VOGEL)
  • Toulouse (Pr. BRUNO VELLAS, Pr. SANDRINE ANDRIEU, Pr. FATI NOURASHEMI, Pr. YVES ROLLAND)
  • Tours (Pr. THIERRY CONSTANT)

Contact details

The president of the Society:
Pr Sandrine ANDRIEU

The FB member in the EUGMS:
Pr Hubert BLAIN

Website: www.sfgg.fr/

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