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.


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.

On June 28, 2017, Senior Planet in New York held an all-day session titled “Hack Aging.” The event, designed by Debbie Galant, was attended by approximately 80 persons. Muriel Beach led a group focused on the problem of negative concepts of aging (which Dr. Robert Butler called ageism) and won the First Place for the group and a special award, “Personality Plus” for herself.

Aging 2.0 brought together a number of start-ups, investors and experts on ageing at its Americas Summit in Toronto.

Foundation Oportunidad Mayor launches Valdivia as a Chilean centre for gerontology. Dr. Alex Kalache delivered the keynote of the event.

ILC-Brazil participates in World Bank Workshop on “Population Aging and the organization of health and social care in Brazil”