"The inaugural National Conference of the AAG was held at the Australian National University in Canberra in June 1964"
The foundations of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) were laid on 5 July 1962 when Dr Geoffrey Hughes and Dr Arthur Everitt established the Gerontological Society of New South Wales. The following year, Dr Sidney Sax and Sir Giles Chippendall (then President of the National Old Peoples Welfare Council) worked with Dr David Wallace to establish the AAG. The inaugural National Conference of the AAG was held at the Australian National University in Canberra in June 1964.
Over the next two decades, the AAG quickly established itself as the national peak body representing gerontologists from a broad range of professional backgrounds, including geriatricians, academics, researchers, nurses and allied health professionals.