The Netherlands Society of Gerontology

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The Netherlands Society of Gerontology

The NVG KNOWS is a scientific society that has existed since 1948. The NVG is flat founded after the Second World War. In January 2013, the Appeals Verenging Social Gerontology, knowledge network Ageing and Society (BSG) administratively merged with the Netherlands Verenging for Gerontology (NVG). The association called from then Dutch Association for Gerontology: Knowledge Network on Ageing and Society (NVG-knows). Two important trends in the development of the Dutch Association for Gerontology were the "medical approach" and the "societal approach". Then the day after the war, visited our country to generate interest in the British Gerontology, this led to the founding of the Dutch Association for Gerontology. The first meeting took place in 1946. The statutes of the new-fangled association were established in 1947. In 1950, co-founded by the actions of the NVG, the International Association of Gerontology (IAGG). Within Europe, the NVG played an important role in the development of gerontology with the organization of the European Geriatric Congress. The national highlight of the association at that time was in 1956. In Scheveningen, a large national multi-day conference organized on the retirement issue. The event attracted over 1300 visitors. In 1972, the NVG took the decision to set up the Dutch Institute of Gerontology (NIG). The aim was to further encourage the gerontological research. The actual start of the NIG was delayed until 1976. The establishment was marked a year later with the release of a report on the gerontological research and poor anchoring them within the universities in the Netherlands. Another important step in this period was the decision to publish its own magazine. This decision was made in 1969 and a year later the first issue of the Dutch Journal of Gerontology which has retained over the years are multifaceted and multidisciplinary character. The aim was to disseminate as widely as possible knowledge of gerontology. Later this tradition was continued in the research Nestor and longitudinal studies as LASA. During this period, the tradition was also used to organize national conferences. In 1987, the 40th anniversary of the NVG was used to illustrate the theme "Being healthy is aging. The NVG is then regularly national, sometimes lasting several days, organized gerontologiecongressen.  In 1995, the NVG host of European Gerontologiecongres was at the RAI in Amsterdam, along with more than 1,600 gerontologists grew into a memorable event. Since 2000, the association with the acquisition of a number of legacies more active in the promotion of gerontological research. In addition, regularly organizes conferences twice a year is sent a newsletter, and supports the preservation of the library of the now former Dutch Institute for Gerontology for the future. In 2013 appeared the Ria Wines written book "65 Years and unamortized: Chronicle of Gerontology". Giving rise to a Chronicle were four events: the NVG held its 10th NVG Congress in 2010, was in 2011, partly inspired by the NVG, the Canon of Gerontology , held at baptism, the 2012 NVG was 65 per January 1, 2013 it merged with the Association of Social Gerontologists, the BSG.

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