ILC South Africa
together with the Institute of Ageing in Africa at the University of Cape Town co organised the AFRICA AGEING Conference, held in Cape Town, South Africa on 17-20 October 2012.

Dr Isabella Aboderin, an ILC SA associate and Regional Representative of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), was the conference convenor. ILC SA’s director, Dr Sebastiana Kalula, was the convenor of the Local Organising Committee.

The 1st IAGG Africa Regional Conference on Gerontology and Geriatrics explored progress made in African countries in the implementation of relevant recommendations in the UN’s Madrid Plan, ten years after the Plan was adopted by the governments of the countries in the Second World Assembly on Ageing.

An ILCSA Robert Butler Memorial Lecture was delivered in the conference by the President of ILC Brazil, Dr Alex Kalache. The title of his lecture was  “A longevity revolution in Africa: Opportunity and challenge.”, and the presentation slides are availlabe to view below.

For more details on this conference, please visit


The President of ILC-BR, Alexandre Kalache, is currently in Australia advancing the ageing agenda of the South Australian Government.

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Columbia Aging Center celebrates the participants in its digital narrative project “Exceeding Expectations” ( 

The Columbia Aging Center has been following 20 older New Yorkers for two years with the aim of disrupting stereotypes of aging and portraying everyday life. Many of the 20 New Yorkers met for the first time on Oct. 24.

On October 17, ILC-BR organized a Symposium with three international speakers in São Paulo. The event took place in the auditorium of Iamspe (Institute for Medical Assistance to the Public Servant of the State of São Paulo).

On October 19 and 20, ILC-BR hosted the 5th International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme was the construction of resilience along the life course; a very timely topic given the ongoing crisis in Brazil.