Slovensko združenje za geriatrično medicino
Slovenian Geriatric Medicine Society

Gerontološko društvo Slovenija
Gerontological Association of Slovenia

Some facts on demography and geriatrics in Slovenia…

Total Population: 2 064 241
Percentage above 65 Yr: 18,7%
Percentage above 80 Yr: 5,0%

Number of physicians: 6012 (Data provided by the Medical Chamber of Slovenia)
Number of geriatricians: 0 (Geriatrics as a specialization does not exist in Slovenia; however, there are 3 specialists of internal medicine currently working at the Centre for Geriatric Medicine (one of the departments at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana)
Total number of hospital beds: 9356 (data for the year 2014)
Number of geriatric beds: 16

Geriatrics is not recognised as a speciality.

Geriatric medicine is found in acute care hospitals as acute geriatric wards

Geriatrics is taught as a subject at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Maribor, and at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana as part of every clinical subject


Members of the society

Slovenian Geriatric Medicine Society

Total number of Members: 14
Geriatricians: 0
GP’s: 2 (All of the members of the society are family practitioners)
Internists: 8
Nurses: 0
Other therapists: surgery: 1; public health: 1; nutrition and anaesthesia: 1; medical oncology: 1.

Section of Physicians in Social Care Institutions at the Slovenian Family Medicine Society

Total number of Members: app. 100
Geriatricians: 0
GP’s: app. 100
Internists: 0
Nurses: 0
Other therapists: 0

Gerontological Association of Slovenia

Total number of Members: 214 (None of the members of the medical section are MD's)

Other activities…

In Slovenia, medical and nursing care of the elderly is also practiced in retirement homes by family practitioners. In this case, health care service can be provided by health centres, private doctors or nursing homes.

Currently, one of the most important developments in the field of geriatrics has been the Program for the Development of Geriatric Medicine in Slovenia, which has been officially approved by the Ministry of Health in 2013 and encompasses, among others, the expansion of the Centre for Geriatric Medicine (University Medical Centre Ljubljana).


Contact details

General Assembly member in the EuGMS:
Dr Gregor Veninsek

Slovenian Geriatric Medicine Society

The president of the Society:
Dr Gregor Veninšek

Email: gregor.veninsek(at)


Gerontological Association of Slovenia

The president of the Society:
Nikolaj Lipič

Email: info(at)


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