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Ina Voelcker participated in the IFA Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer Workshop for Latin America ILC-BR and gave a presentation at the National Institute for Geriatrics.

At the beginning of April, Ina Voelcker (ILC-BR technical director) participated in a workshop on diabetic retinopathy organized by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), IAPB, the International Diabetes Foundation and Bayer. The IFA Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer Workshop for Latin America aimed at finding new ways to improve the quality of life of persons with diabetes and retinopathy and brought together representatives of NGOs, patients, medical doctors and the private sector from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

During her stay in Mexico City, Ina also gave a presentation at the National Institute for Geriatrics where she spoke about the connection between research, advocacy and public policy.

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