Lithuania

Lietuvos gerontologų ir geriatrų draugija
Lithuanian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Lithuania…

Total population: 2.888.582
Percentage above 65 Yr: 18.98% (548.493)
Percentage above 80 Yr: 5.25% (151.872)

Number of physicians: 12.605
Number of geriatricians: 27
Total number of hospital beds: 20.236
Number of geriatric beds: 127

Geriatrics is recognised as a...

  • speciality since 10-20 years

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • acute care hospitals as acute geriatric ward
  • out-patient care settings
  • nursing homes or long term care facilities

Members of the society

Total number of Members: 34
Geriatricians: 13
GP’s: 5
Internists: 3
Nurses: 3
Other therapists: 2
Other (social workers): 8

See the LAGG presentation of March 2017

 

Other activities…

Meetings:

The Lithuanian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (LAGG) organised a number of scientific conferences on the problems and challenges in gerontology and geriatrics in Lithuania. Projects “Seminars on Geriatrics I”, “Seminars on Geriatrics II”, and “Seminars on Geriatrics III” have followed as well. Furthermore, medical professionals from the Baltic States and their counterparts from some of the other EU member states had an opportunity to meet in the conference “Future models of care of elderly people”.

Journals:

Since 2000, LAGG is one of official publishers of periodical peer reviewed journal “Gerontologija”.

More activities:

The geriatric system is being optimized seeking the better availability of health care services for older people in Lithuania. The project of Ministry of Health of Lithuania “Healthy ageing” started in 2015 and is supported by EU. Moreover, the revision of the undergraduate geriatric medicine curriculum has been started in Vilnius University.

List of geriatric chairs and research centres in the Lithuania

Contact details

The president of the Society:
Vidmantas Alekna

The FB member in the EUGMS:
Vidmantas Alekna

Email: vidmantas.alekna(at)osteo.lt
Website: www.geriatrija.lt

News

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