ILC-GA Symposiums

1. Rethinking Health and Health Care: Attitudes, Strategies and Challenges:

Chair and Discussant: Alexandre Kalache (ILC-Brazil)
Daisuke Watanabe (ILC-Japan)
Sebastiana Kalula (ILC-South Africa)
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan (ILC-USA)

2. Financial wellbeing in old age - a global perspective from ILC-GA and HelpAge International

Chair: Mark Gorman (HelpAge International)
Jessica Watson (ILC-UK)
Alexandre Kalache (ILC-Brazil)
Mathew Cherlan (HelpAge India)

3. Aging in Emerging Economies: Comparative Policy Perspectives from Brazil, China, India and South Africa

Chair: Chris Gray (Corporate Responsibility group, Pfizer)
Kavita Sivaramakrishnan (ILC-USA)
Sebastiana Kalula (ILC-South Africa)
Alex Kalache (ILC-Brazil)
Du Peng (ILC-China)


Plenary talks by ILC-GA Leaders:


Dr. Mashelkar (ILC-India) - Keynote Speaker

Alexandre Kalache (ILC-Brazil) –Plenary Speaker

Alexandre Kalache (ILC-Brazil) - Keynote Speaker (Senior governmental Official Meeting: Presenting the ILC Brazil Rio Declaration, “Beyond Prevention and Treatment, Developing Culture of Care in Response to the Longevity Revolution.”


Sessions with ILC-GA presenters

Louise Plouffe (ILC-Brazil)
Representing Cristiane Brazil, Rio de Janeiro Municipal Secretary of Healthy Aging and Quality of Life:  “Older People in the Family: the elderly and their places”

Ruth Finkelstein (ILC-USA)

  1. Age Smart Employer Awards: “A New York Recognition Scheme for Employers who value workers of all ages”
  2. Creating age friendly cities and neighborhoods: Lessons from New York City
  3. Older adults and disasters: Findings from Hurricane Sandy

Anjali Raje (ILC-India)
Giving a presentation titled "Rights and Responsibilities of Older Persons- True Empowerment" at “Elder Abuse/Rights of Older Persons” Session.

Compiled by Dr. Ruth Finkelstein, ILC USA



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.