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 in the country: 325.870
Number of geriatricians: 1.756  
Total number of hospital beds in the country: 443.767 + 50.718 (ambulatory bed)
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 Pr PIERRE KROLAK-SALMON, Pr CLAIRE FALANDRY

Marseille
Pr PATRICK VILLANI, Pr 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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