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.


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.

The objective of the event was to create a space for knowledge and experience sharing between municipalities and provinces. The opening keynote was delivered by Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR.

Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR and Co-President of the Alliance, delivered the keynote at the seminar in Montevideo. The event was organized by the City Government of Montevideo.

In the beginning of December, the Commission for the Rights of Older Persons of the Brazilian Parliament held a Public Forum on Age-Friendly Cities.