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Make Expert Connections at IFA 2018
A strong professional network is essential to success. In an increasingly digital world, it has become easier to connect with experts within your field online, however it leaves less of a lasting impression.
From 8-10 August 2018, the IFA’s 14th Global Conference on Ageing will present delegates with the opportunity to forge new relationships and connect with hundreds of thought leaders from around the world, gain professional advice, and even discover opportunities for collaboration.
Click the photo below to enlarge and get a snapshot of experts and thought leaders from around the world who will be in attendance.
7th China International Senior Services Expo
The IFA was honoured to provide an address at the 7th China International Senior Services Expo (CISSE2018) this May. In the speech Mr Greg Shaw, Director of International and Corporate Relations, noted that «The nation’s chronic disease prevention efforts through health promotion campaigns, community-wide screening, and improving provision of care and financial security of older people have proven beneficial, however further advancements and resources are necessary, enhancing the importance of the 7th China International Senior Services Expo.»
Other speakers included Zhang Meiying, Vice Chairman of the 11th CPPCC; Liu Guanghe, the first president of China Association of Social Welfare and Senior Service; Zhang Shiping, former vice chairman and secretary of the Secretariat of All-China Federation of Trade Unions; and Li Wanjun, Director of Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau.
To view the full press release click here.
Ageing Issues in the Forefront at the United Nations this Spring
The United Nations convenes three major sessions in the winter and spring and the UN Representatives from the IFA have been actively involved in assuring that the concerns of older persons are included in the deliberations. Despite the imperative of global population ageing, our issues are not always top of mind when the member states and delegates meet. NGOs such as IFA play a vital role in advocating for inclusion in discussions, in developing side events and in providing information and perspectives that might otherwise not come to light.
Read the latest LIVE FROM NEW YORK blog for highlights on IFA’s recent action, in concert with updates from the NGO Committee on Ageing/NY, the Commission for Social Development, the Statistical Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women as well as a information on UN sessions coming up in July.
Deadline Approaching: MENTOR-AFE
Do you know someone working on an age-friendly project who could benefit from mentorship? The Age-friendly Environments Mentoring Programme (MENTOR-AFE)aims to help emerging or current age-friendly leaders take their skills to the next level.  The programme is a collaboration between the World Health Organization and the IFA.
Apply by 30 May 2018 to be a mentor or to connect with a mentor to help with your local work.
Last call to submit a
photo holding the #ifaTO2018 logo!
  1. Download and print this file.
  2. Take a picture holding it at work, outside or with family.
  3. Submit before 30 May via emailTwitterFacebook or LinkedIn and we will feature it before the conference.
Age-friendly Europe: Good practices & next steps
Wednesday 23 May 2018
The webinar will focus on Age-friendly Europe, with both presenters drawing on their own good practice experience, and engaging in a discussion of next steps.
Family, Supporters and Caregiving: An Older LGBTQ2 Person’s Perspective
Monday, 28 May 2018
This webinar will discuss the fundamental importance of social networks, the conditions that impact family relationships and how older LGBTQ2 people’s access to care is impacted.
Note: This webinar will be in French.
Mobilising for the Ninth Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
The webinar will provide information for all NGOs engaging in the OEWG process and specific guidance for those participating in the ninth OEWG session in New York in July.
Consider picking up this stimulating volume that examines the many faces of Australia’s ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken — and many that should have been taken — to help ensure a more positive and productive later life.
Editors and friends of the IFA, K. O’Loughlin, C. Browning, and H. Kendig, would like to offer members an exclusive discount for both print and digital copies of the book.
(Click on Book Cover for Full Detail)
14th Global Conference on Ageing
Pre-Conference Master Classes
This is an extraordinary opportunity for delegates to learn and engage with experts in one of seven highly specialized workshops which focus on some of the key challenges in the field of ageing today. Spaces are limited so please be encouraged to register for your preferred Master Class early.
Presented by:
Dr. Sharron Hinchliff, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Sheffield, UK and Dr Sue Malta, Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Presented by:
Kimberly Whaley, WEL Partners and Andrea McEwan, WEL Partners
Presented by:
Dr. Walter Wodchis, Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and Dr. Ross Baker, Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
Presented by:
Dr. Joel Sadavoy, Director, The Cyril & Dorothy, Joel & Jill Reitman Centre for Alzheimer’s Support and Training, Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Virginia Wesson, Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Sinai Health System and Dr. Mary Chiu, Researcher, Sinai Health System
Presented by:
Dr. Samir Sinha, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network Hospitals, Toronto and Co-Faculty-Lead CFHI ACE Collaborative,
Dr. Don Melady, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Lead, Mount Sinai Hospital and CFHI ACE Collaborative Faculty,
Ms. Jocelyn Bennett, Healthcare Executive, Nurse Leader and Co-Faculty-Lead CFHI ACE Collaborative, and
Ms. Nicole Pollack, Improvement Lead, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) ACE Collaborative
Presented by:
Dr. David J. Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Service, York University
Presented by:
Alana Officer, Senior Health Adviser, Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization
WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Non-Communicable Diseases
Comment from the
International Federation on Ageing
The IFA thanks the WHO Independent High-level Commission on Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) for providing the opportunity to provide comments to the Draft First Report and agrees with the need for increased political commitment and accelerated implementation of actions to address NCDs. With specific focus on the pledge to leave no one behind, the IFA has the following general comments for the present report.
Recalling the WHO’s statistics on NCD morbidity and mortality, it should be noted that older persons are disproportionately impacted and that the global burden of NCDs increases with age. Concurrently, ageist attitudes present older persons with added barriers to accessing necessary services to manage their health and maintain their autonomy and independence throughout life.
With these factors in mind, the IFA calls on the Commission to amend the report to include older persons and healthy ageing, with the aim of promoting intrinsic capacity and functional ability across the life course. The omission of older persons and healthy ageing within the report and its recommendations is surprising considering the relevance to NCD-related policy issues such as screening, treatment, and palliative care.
Bridging the Gap in Vaccine Awareness
Drawing on the work of the Primary Health Care for Travellers’ Project and the expertise of Traveller Community Health Workers, this initiative addressed low vaccination uptake amongst Irish Travellers. Combining awareness raising campaigns and promotion of vaccination at a community level, 590 Irish Traveller adults received health education on immunisation. From this sample, 241 children availed of vaccination and 345 adults followed up regarding vaccination.
This initiative demonstrates the value of targeted health initiatives and peer led health education, specifically for communities experiencing high health inequalities and health services unable to reach and engage that community effectively in health service provision.
ESPA Vaccination Public Health Campaign 2016
On 27 November 2017, EPSA proudly received the 3rd prize of the EU Health Award for NGOs 2017 promoting vaccination. With this award, they are confident that the association is headed in the right way; educating and helping not only pharmaceutical students, but also the public, and with this contributing to better healthcare.
EPSA received the reward because of the effort of many EPSA Teams, many member associations, and many students, working to highlight their beliefs and suggestions to improve Europe for future generations. This reward stands for what European pharmaceutical students are capable of if they step together and work relentlessly towards the same goal.


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