22nd November 2018
6th edition of ILC-BR’s international event takes a look into the future of ageing.
On November 22nd and 23rd, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-BR) in collaboration with Bradesco Seguros (Brazil’s largest insurance company) and other partners hosted the International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro for the sixth time. The 6th International Longevity Forum focused on Designing the future of ageing and discussed technological developments and other achievements in science.
In her opening remarks, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief-Executive of ILC-UK and Special Ambassador to the Global Alliance of ILCs, alerted that “excessive respect and consideration to older people is a type of prejudice”. One of the central messages was, as expressed by Dr. Alexandre Kalache, president of ILC-BR, that “the Longevity Revolution – more than thirty years added to life expectancy at birth over the last 100 years – is under threat. This is due to increasing inequalities worldwide.”
The Forum brought together a group of around 30 national and international experts in ageing who shared their knowledge and expertise around public policy, inequalities and racial discrimination, genetics, economics, primary health, long-term and dementia care.
An outcome document of the Forum is being produced and will be published on this website as soon as it is finalized. The Forum, a realization of Bradesco Seguros / Universeg, was co-sponsored by MSD Pharmaceuticals.
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.
16 and 17 October 2023
In June / July this year, Prof. Jaco Hoffman, Prof. Vera Roos and Dr. Rayne Stroebel visited the International Longevity Centre (ILC) in Singapore as members of ILC South Africa. The visit aimed to share common themes around socio-gerontology and to learn from examples in Singapore to establish a community for successful ageing.
ILC South Africa is pleased to announce that Rayne Stroebel has joined its leadership team as an Executive Member. He serves alongside Professors Sebastiana Kalula and Jaco Hoffman, based at the University of Cape Town and North-West University, respectively, who are ILCSA’s Co-directors. Retired Professor Monica Ferreira remains Honorary President of ILCSA.