Members of the ILC Global Alliance got together at the IFA’s 16th Global Conference on Ageing in Bangkok, Thailand, last June. Representatives of ILCs from Canada, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia, as well as ILC GA Secretariat Silvia Perel-Levin, attended the conference.

Members of the ILC Global Alliance attended and presented at the International Federation on Ageing – IFA’s 16th Global Conference on Ageing, in Bangkok, Thailand, from 27 to 30 June 2023.

ILCs from Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Australia, as well as ILC GA Secretariat Silvia Perel-Levin, attended the event.

Representing the ILC-UK, David Sinclair, Chief Executive, and Arunima Himawan, Senior Health Research Lead, held a series of presentations at the conference.

  • Paper presentation – Vaccine confidence in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Paper presentation – Innovating on the high street to support people with dementia
  • Paper presentation – Moving the margins: improving adult pneumococcal vaccine uptake in marginalised groups
  • Paper presentation – Life course immunisation across the G7 and G20
  • Paper presentation – Generation Vax: Leveraging intergenerational relations to increase uptake of vaccination
  • Paper presentation – Holding us back? Tackling inequalities in the detection and treatment of structural heart disease in Europe
  • Pfizer Symposium – Transforming the Approach to Healthy Ageing: The Importance of a Life Course Approach to Vaccination for Older Adults
  • Workshop – Healthy Ageing and Prevention Index



The first Global Citizen Science for Health conference was held from 29 October to 1 November 2023. This is the registration of the keynote "The Participatory Turn in Health Research: Its Roots, Methods, Ethics, Validity and Future" by professor Dr Tineke Abma.

With contributions from 21 authors, the book "Prevention of frailty among older persons in Japan: A community-wide approach" reflects the decades of first-hand experience of Prof. Tsujii, a former senior official at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

On 16 and 17 October 2023, the ILC Global Alliance held a meeting in Tokyo, Japan, co-chaired by Julie Byles and Margaret Gilles. The attendees included representatives from ILCs in Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, the UK, and the USA as well as the Secretariat.