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ILC-Brazil was launched on the 9th of March in Rio de Janeiro with an inaugural symposium on “Discrimination in Older Age” with a large audience of health professionals and policy-makers.

ILC-Brazil was launched on the 9th of March in Rio de Janeiro with an inaugural symposium on “Discrimination in Older Age” with a large audience of health professionals and policy-makers.

Coordinated by Alexandre Kalache as President of ILC-Brazil, the event began with an opening address by Baroness Sally Greengross as Co-Chair of the ILC Global Alliance.

The morning was spent defining the problem within the context of abuse and mistreatment, gender, end of life, mental health, long-term care and media bias. The afternoon sessions focused on the presentation of solutions with perspectives from the gerontogical community, government and the private sector. Dr Louise Plouffe, formerly of WHO and Health Canada and now ILC-Brazil based, detailed anti-discrimination strategies in Canada.

The proceedings were conducted with the participation of the Municipal and State Secretaries, the Ministry of Health, FIOCRUZ and the Brazilian national and regional Societies of Geriatrics and Gerontology and received substantial media coverage. Dr Lia Daichman represented ILC-Argentina.

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