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Ann Geriatr Med Res 2018; 22(4): 159-166  https://doi.org/10.4235/agmr.18.0043
50 Years of the Korean Geriatrics Society
Hyung Joon Yoo*
Department of Endocrine and Metabolism, CM Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence to: Hyung Joon Yoo, MD, PhD, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7755-9246
Department of Endocrine and Metabolism, CM Hospital, 13, Youngdungpo-ro 13-gil, Youngdungpo-gu, Seoul 07301, Korea
Tel: +82-2-2678-0001, Fax: +82-2-2678-2175, E-mail: hjoonyoo@gmail.com
*Chair of the Semicentennial Committee of the Korean Geriatrics Society
Received: November 1, 2018; Revised: November 5, 2018; Accepted: November 5, 2018; Published online: December 31, 2018.
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Abstract
The Korean Geriatrics Society was founded on October 3, 1968. Over the 50 years since then, the Society has incessantly strived to stay attuned to the aging society and to achieve an increasingly greater research impact in the field of gerontology and geriatric medicine. The Society has passed through periods of preparation for a leap forward, followed by rapid growth, expansion, and maturity. As a result, the Society has gained a firm foothold at home and abroad as a leading research society for both qualitative and quantitative achievements in geriatric medicine. At this juncture, with an ultra-aging society being just around the corner, we are celebrating its 50th anniversary and anticipating our second half-century with great enthusiasm about our mission and role as a leading geriatric research organization.
Keywords: Korean Geriatrics Society, 50 Years, Semicentennial, History


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