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.

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On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.


Journalists from around the US are invited to apply for this year’s Age Boom Academy, The Future of Work: New Technology and an Aging Workforce to be held May 31 – June 2 at Columbia Journalism School in NYC.

Columbia Aging Center at the Mailman School of Public Health has honored 13 NYC employers for having policies and practices that help them to hire, engage and retain workers over age 50.

The first edition of the TV programme “Sem Censura” in 2018, a traditional talk show of TV Brasil, counted on the participation of our technical director Ina Voelcker.

The third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine, published online in December 2017, includes a chapter co-authored by Ina Voelcker and Alexandre Kalache, both of ILC-BR.