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Inequalities are a central theme of Dr. Kalache’s contributions to debates around the IFA Conference in Toronto.

Before the official opening of the XIV Global Conference on Ageing of the IFA in Toronto, Dr. Alexandre Kalache, President of ILC-BR opened the Brain Health Forum, event organised by Aging2.0 Toronto. The Forum on brain health brought experts and innovators to discuss about the future of the field. Dr. Kalache gave a general overview of the opportunities and challenges related to health in an ageing world and highlighted the importance of making these opportunities available to all.

On the same day, Dr. Kalache delivered the closing speech of the “Addressing Inequalities Summit”, organised by IFA together with the Canadian Government. Objective of the Summit was to share knowledge and experience on how to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable older people.

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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.

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