Hearty Congratulations to Professor Julie Byles, Head of the International Longevity Centre-Australia, for being elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

The Academy recognizes the opportunities that exist through health and medical research to achieve for Australia a world-leading, efficient and effective healthcare system. The Academy promotes the continued development of quality healthcare through research leadership, mentorship of future researchers and provision of expert opinion to the public and the government.

The Academy was established to provide an impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare, informed by best available evidence and expert advice from the best and the brightest in health & medical care.

It is indeed a moment of pride for the ILC-GA family to have in its midst Prof. Julie Byles who is recognized by the Academy as an “impartial and authoritative voice for healthcare”.

In Prof. Julie’s words, “I am very honoured to join this fellowship with some of Australia’s best health researchers and to have a chance to both enhance my own experience and skills, as well as an opportunity to contribute to Australia’s knowledge base – particularly concerning health services and care for older people.”

Kudos to you Julie for being accorded this honour.


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

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.

ILC-I, as UN INIA's Satellite Centre for the SAARC region is glad to announce that the admission for the United Nations' International Institute on Ageing, Malta's (UN INIA) Certificate Course on "Social Gerontology" is now open.

ILC – Australia symposium, Session 3385 6.00-7.30pm, IAGG 2017 - San Francisco
This symposium invited researchers, service providers, and advocacy organizations to consider changes in housing in late life, and how housing affects people’s access to care as they age.

In July, Dr Alex Kalache, President of ILC-Brazil and Co-President of the Global Alliance, participated in a debate with Dr Anne Karpf, author of 'How to Age' and Prof Lynda Gratton, author of 'The 100 Year Life' for the BBC World Service.