From October 4-6, 2013, the International Istanbul Initiative on Ageing (IIIA) was held in Istanbul, Turkey at the WOW International Convention Center. Organized by the IFA, in cooperation with Turyak Seniors Council Association, the conference proceedings were a great success. The conference featured expertly curated plenary panel sessions, captivating concurrent session presentations, stimulating dialogue, a fascinating Trade Fair, interactive workshops, and much more. This page provides a summary of conference proceedings.
Click Here To Read The Official IIIA Congress Declaration
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Age-Friendly Innovation Competition:
A groundbreaking feature of the IIIA conference was the Age-Friendly Innovation Competitions, during which a total of $40,000 USD was awarded to the winners of two contests; The Best Existing Age-Friendly Initiative Competition and The Best Future Vision of an Age-Friendly Initiative.
Best Paper Award:
During the IIIA congress, a $3000 USD prize was awarded to recognize the best full paper presented at the congress. Amongst much tough competition and peer-reviewed scrutiny from our International Jury (as seen in the full program linked above), Dr. Freek Lapré from The Netherlands emerged as the winner. His paper entitled “Service Quality in Nursing Homes: A construct, measurement and performance model to increase client focus in nursing homes” was written with co-author Professor Gillian Wright and provides critical information on the quality of care in nursing homes, contributing tremendous and invaluable insight that is essential to growth and success in the aged care field.
Pictures From the IIIA:
Read the statement given by plenary panel speaker H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
Read IFA Director Kaye Fallick’s feedback on the conference, and in particular, her feedback on the discussion of gerontechnology and innovative ageing solutions
Check out the social media discussion about the conference on twitter
Supported by the Government of Turkey through the Ministry of Family and Social Policy and the Ministry of Health