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.


Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability.

Sensitising school children on the occasion by creating awareness on the conservation of water.


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.


In the beginning of March, the UN Statistical Commission met in New York. It established the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data lead by the UK Office for National Statistics.

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.