Международная конференция по старению: IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing — ‘Health, Security and Community’

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IFA 12th Global Conference on Ageing
‘Health, Security and Community’
10 — 13 June 2014               Hyderabad, India
The concurrent session program is being finalized over the course of the coming weeks and abstracts will not be accepted later than April 15th.  Submit your abstracttoday to guarantee a place in the program!  The secretariat is still welcoming all abstract submissions, but are particularly interested in abstracts on the following topic areas:
Register and submit an abstract today to join this unique congress featuring:
  • Keynote Speakers
Prof. Muhammad Yunus
Chairman, Yunus Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Founder, Grameen Bank, Nobel Laureate, 2006
Dr. Jack Watters 
External Medical Affairs,

Read more about the keynote speakers here.
Engaging Plenary Panels

The conference will feature four unique and interesting plenary panels, entitled:

  —  Social Protection and Security

  —  Life Course Approach to Immunization

  —  Innovations in Care

  —  Women and Ageing

Plenary Panelists

 Dr. Lieve Fransen

Director responsible for Europe 2020: Social Policies in Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission

Mr. Tom Wright 

 Group Chief Executive, Age UK


Ms. Kasia Jurczak 

Policy Analyst in the Social Protection Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Dr. Yves Joanette 

Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research,
Institute of Ageing


Dr. Debra Whitman 

Executive Vice President, Policy, Strategy and International Affairs, AARP
Dr. John Beard
Director, Ageing and Life Course Programme, World Health Organization

Ms. Sandra Kissling

  Advisor, Social Security and Team Leader, GIZ


Ms. Chetna Gala Sinha
Founder, Mann Deshi Mahila Group
World Fellow, Yale University
Dr. Kiran Bedi
Founder, India Vision Foundation
India’s first/highest ranking female officer
Dr. Javier Garau

Chair, Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunization (SAATI)

Dr. Alexandre Kalache
President, International Longevity Centre — Brazil
Founder, WHO Active Ageing Framework
Read more about these esteemed speakers here.
Special registration rates are now being offered to Indian delegates, as well as to those delegates attending the conference from developing and under developed nations. Visit http://ifa2014.in/registration.php to learn more about this opportunity.

The deadline to register for the  conference is rapidly approaching.  Register today to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend!


Conference VISAs

The conference secretariat has now received the appropriate letters of permission from the Indian Government which delegates will need to print and present to their respective consulates in order complete their Conference VISA applications.
The letters from the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs can both be downloaded here: http://ifa2014.in/visa_guidelines.php.
If you require any other documentation to complete your VISA application, please contact Mr. Hershal Pandya at hpandya@ifa-fiv.org.

Senior Government Officials Meeting

«Connecting the Dots: Formal and Informal Care»

10th June 2014

The IFA 5th Senior Government Officials Meeting (SOM) is a unique forum for senior government officials, Ministers and Secretaries of State to examine and learn about current trends in aged-care policy and practice.  Government officials will showcase leading practice and hear firsthand how to improve connections between formal and informal care leading to a better quality of life of older people.  The SOM will feature three plenary panels, «The Policy Agenda«, «Supporting Carers in the Workplace» and»Connecting Formal and Informal Care

If you are a Senior Government Official and

you are interested in attending the SOM, please register

by contacting Ms. Kailyn Burke at kburke@ifa-fiv.org.

Delegates at the SOM will hear from:

In addition, presentations from:

  —  Mr. Srivanas Tata, Chief, Social Policy and Population Section, Social

  —  Development Division at UN ESCAP

  —  Dr. Jacob Roy, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International

  —  Mr. Rene van Kuijk, Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers

  —  Dr. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Professor, School of International Development at

  —  the University of East Anglia

Contribute to the SOM by participating in this survey on informal caregiving today!  The results of the survey will be shared at the meeting and help inform government officials.


Please share this exciting event with your government officials!  For more information please contact Ms. Kailyn Burke at kburke@ifa-fiv.org or visithttp://www.ifa2014.in/connecting_the_dots.php.
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