IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing

The IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing from the 21st – 23rd June 2016 in Brisbane Australia was a huge success and brought over 600 delegates from all over the world together to meet, discuss and network with other leading experts, all working to ensure a healthy ageing population now and in the future.

More in depth information about the conference and photos will be available in the coming weeks.

Conference Delegates and IFA Members may download the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing Program Presentations at this link.


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IFA 13th Global ConferenceCouncil on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland and the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) invite you to join us for the International Federation on Ageing 13th Global Conference.

The IFA 13th Global Conference will focus on: Disasters and Older People; Age Friendly Cities and Communities; Care and Support for Older People (Community and Residential); Elder Abuse, Law and Rights; Income Protection and Security.

The Conference will provide a platform for decision makers, practitioners, researchers, service providers and community members to share their experiences to support and empower rapidly ageing populations worldwide.  Don’t miss your chance to meet and discuss emerging ageing issues with prominent experts at the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing.

Register Now!


The Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 June 2016.

IFA Member – A$1,100.00
Non Member – A$1,265.00
Student & Seniors – A$900.00

Please visit the conference website for all registration information, including fees, entitlements and registration deadlines.

Topics to be Discussed

The IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing will explore issues of interest for those across all disciplines in the ageing sector, through five thematic tracks.  Abstracts have been accepted from the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, United Kingdom, and India, and are globally representative in nature.

  1. Disasters and Older People
  2. Age Friendly Cities and Communities
  3. Care and Support for Older People (Community and Residential)
  4. Elder Abuse, Law and Rights
  5. Income Protection and Security


Call for Late Abstracts


The Call for Late Abstracts closed on Friday 5 February 2016.  If you wished to submit an abstract but missed the deadline, please contact Ms Izabella Kaczmarek at ikaczmarek@ifa-fiv.org.  All accepted presenting authors from the Call for Late Abstracts will be required to register and pay to attend the Conference by the early bird registration deadline on Tuesday 22 March 2016.

Key Dates


Early Bird Registration Deadline
Tuesday 22 March 2016

Conference Dates
Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 June 2016

Read the Conference Newsletter for updates on the conference speakers, panel sessions, registration and more. For more information please visit the Conference Website and download the Program at a Glance.

Keynote Speakers and Details of Plenary Panels 


Day 1

Day 1 Plenary Panel 2.00 – 3.15

Opening Session

John-Beard-Photo-220-x-240Dr John Beard, Geneva

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva. WHO has identified ageing as one of its priority areas of work, and Dr Beard leads a “whole of Organization” response that draws on the extensive capacity of the Organization’s many Departments, Regions and Country Offices. This will include a World Report on Ageing and Health…(Read more).

Keynote Address

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Prof Raina MacIntyre, Australia

Prof Raina MacIntyre is Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW; Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, and a member of the Influenza Specialist Group (ISG). She leads a research program in control and prevention of infectious diseases, spanning epidemiology, risk analysis, vaccinology, mathematical modelling, public health and clinical trials… (Read more).


Day 2

Day 2 Plenary Panel 09.15 – 10.30

Keynote Address

bradley wilcoxDr Bradley Willcox, USA

Bradley J. Willcox MD, MSc is Professor and Director of Research at the Department of Geriatric Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, at the Kuakini Medical Center (KMC) Campus. He is also the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Kuakini Hawaii LIFESPAN and HEALTHSPAN Studies and co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study. He is also active clinically as Physician co-Leader of the Long Term Care Hospitalist Service at The Queens Medical Center. Dr. Willcox trained in Medicine at the University of Toronto, Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and Geriatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School… (Read more).

Day 3

Day 3 Plenary Panel 9.15 – 10.30

Keynote Address

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Ms Margareta Wahlstrom, Switzerland
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

Ms. Wahlström has extensive experience in both disaster relief operations and disaster risk management, with the United Nations system and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  Her broad experience spans conflict and non-conflict emergencies, and addressing long-term issues of sustainable development… (Read more).