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Nine International Longevity Centers participated in a panel presentation titled “Global Comparison on Healthy Aging” at the 4th Berlin Demography Forum: "Activity – Health – Participation" held in Berlin, Germany, March 18-20, 2015.

Organized by Prof. Axel Boersch-Supan (President of ILC Germany) and Prof. Ursula Staudinger (President of ILC USA), the panel was an occasion for  the first reporting on the ILC project “Health effects of retirement,” which  is analyzing  data from the Survey of Health Ageing and Retirement in Europe (“SHARE”) and equivalent national  and international  databases. The project aims to shed light on how early or later retirement affects health and wellbeing.

Moderated by Prof. Axel Boersch-Supan (Germany), the participating panelists included Mr. Brian Beach (UK), Dr. Sara Carmel (Israel), Dr. Lisa Susana Daichman (Argentina), Ir. Marieke, A.E. van der Waal (the Netherlands),  Dr. Didier Halimi (France), Ms. Jana Bakalova (Czech Republic), Dr. Sebastiana Kalula (South Africa), Ms. Susana Harding (Singapore), and Dr. Masako Osako ( Japan). Discussants were Dr. Alexandre Kalache (Co-President, ILC Global Alliance), Prof. Dr.Volker Deville (Allianz Deutschland) and Prof. Dr. K. Lenhard Rudolph (Leibniz Institute of Ageing Research). For details of the forum, please visit http://www.bib-demografie.de/SharedDocs/Termine/EN/2015/2015_03_18_bdf_2015.html.

Photography by Mr. Frederic Schweizer.

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