Belgische Vereniging voor Gerontolgie en Geriatrie
Belgian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Société Belge de Gérontologie et de Gériatrie

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Belgium…

Total population: 11.209.044
Percentage above 65 Yr: 18.11%
Percentage above 80 Yr: 5.45%

Number of physicians: 32.182
Number of geriatricians: 331
Total number of hospital beds: 70.138
Number of geriatric beds: 7.020

Geriatrics is recognised as a...

  • speciality since 10-20 years
  • subspeciality since >20 years

Geriatric medicine is found in...

  • acute care hospitals as acute geriatric wards.

Members of the society

Total number of Members: 750
Geriatricians: 247
GP’s: 149
Internists: 3
Nurses: 132
Other therapists: 219

Other activities…

  • February Ostend Dutch Meeting 1600 participants
  • June General Assembly Brussels 100 participants
  • October Autumn meeting Liège French 600 participants

List of geriatric chairs and research centres in Belgium

Contact details

The president of the Society:
Dr. Nicolas BERG

General Assembly member in the EuGMS:
Dr Nele van den noortgate

Email: info(at)


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