About Us

What is the GMS?

The GMSM was established in the year 2005 following Malta’s accession into the European Union. It was set up by a group of doctors working in the field of geriatrics mainly to ensure that geriatric medicine was represented in any local discussions and decisions on specialty training and accreditation and also to enable Maltese geriatricians to forge links with similar international organizations. The GMSM has been officially recognized by both the EUGMS and the UEMS-GMS since the year 2006 and representatives of the Society regularly participate in Board meetings of these European bodies.

It is hoped that by functioning as a channel of information, this website will be of benefit to members of the GMSM and any other individuals or associations interested in the specialty of geriatric medicine and the quality of care given to older persons.


The Geriatric Medicine Society of Malta was officially launched during 2005 with the first election for the committee being held in 2006. The members elected on the first committee were Dr. A. Fiorini, Dr. R. Fiorentino, Dr. C. Spiteri, Dr. B. Farrugia and Dr. M. A. Vassallo. The election for the committee is held every three years and ordinary members only are eligible to stand for election.

Since its inception the Society has been very active. The GMSM is a member of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, EUGMS, and the Geriatric Medicine Section of the European Union of Medical Specialists, UEMS-GMS. The Society is also represented on the Specialist Accreditation Committee.

Mission Statement

The Society is committed to improving the health and well-being of older persons. It is a non-profit and autonomous organisation for physicians working with, and dedicated to the provision of quality healthcare for, older persons. The Society aims to provide leadership for professionals and aids efforts in developing, implementing and advocating programs in patient care, research, professional education, public policy and public information for the Maltese islands.


Click here for the updated statute of the Geriatric Medicine Society of Malta.