IFA VoltAGE | Autumn 2016
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THE IFA 14TH GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON AGEING


The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is taking place in our home city of Toronto, Ontario, from August 8-10, 2018. The conference, "Toward a Decade of Healthy Ageing," is structured around four key themes  aligned with the World Health Organization's 2016 Global Strategy and Action Plan. The IFA is proud to be supported by an international network of partners .

Click here to register your interest in the Conference. Full registration and a formal call for abstracts will open in the coming weeks. Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for updates, and check your inbox regularly for e-mail updates from us.

BOARD MEETING AND NEW DIRECTORS


The IFA was privileged to hold our Annual Members Meeting and meeting of the newly elected Board on October 6 at London's National Council for Voluntary Organizations. After a report from President Bjarne Hastrup, we were pleased to welcome new officers and members into the IFA family.
 
Dedicated IFA Director Ms. Ruth Marks was elected Regional Vice President, Europe. Dr. Amy D'Aprix was named International Vice President, and Mr. Bjarne Hastrup was re-elected President.  We also welcomed Wang Shaozhong, Vice President of the China National Committee on Ageing, to our board.

We thank Mr. Xiao Caiwei, who made a substantial contribution to the IFA during his term of office.

To get to know each member of our Board, visit our Directors' profiles here.
MR. GREG SHAW APPOINTED TO ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION SENIORS EXPERT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Mr. Greg Shaw, the IFA's Director of International and Corporate Relations, was recently appointed to the Ontario Securities Commission's new Seniors Expert Advisory Committee.

The Committee advises OSC staff on securities-related policy and operational developments that impact older investors. As part of the Committee, Mr. Shaw will provide input on the OSC's related education and outreach activities. 

W ith the assistance of Mr. Shaw and a number of other leading experts on ageing, the OSC will receive invaluable input to support ongoing efforts to better understand the unique needs of older investors.
WORLD COALITION ON ADULT VACCINATION NEWSLETTER

The third edition of the  Adult Vaccination Newsletter  has been released, featuring the new World Coalition on Adult Vaccination logo!

As the end of the year is approaching, the newsletter focuses on the work that has been accomplished in 2016 by the IFA, and its many partners, collaborators, supporters and friends within and alongside the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination.

In 2016, the IFA:
  • Built and strengthened connections with experts and thought leaders at the global and national level
  • Helped build capacity with civil society at the national level
  • Identified gaps and barriers at the national level
  • Captured examples of best practices to improve uptake rates of adult vaccination
These accomplishments could only be achieved through the continual driving of action and activities worldwide.

Click  here to read the Adult Vaccination Newsletter and learn about the work of the IFA and the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination in the field of adult vaccination.

To subscribe to the Adult Vaccination Newsletter, e-mail Ms. Izabella Kaczmarek.
JANASEVA FOUNDATION WINS 
NATIONAL AWARD FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Dr. Vinod Shah, a longtime member of the IFA's Board of Directors and the founder of the Janaseva Foundation, has been awarded India's most prestigious honour for work on ageing.

The Janaseva Foundation has been selected for conferment of the National Award for Senior Citizens, under the category "Best Institution for Providing Services to the Senior Citizens and Awareness Generation."

The award was presented to Dr. Shah by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, on October 1, 2016.

The IFA congratulates Dr. Shah on his distinguished success and looks forward to further collaboration.
DR. JANE BARRATT SPEAKS AT 
REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL

Dr. Jane Barratt made an appearance at the Reelworld Film Festival this October to participate in a panel following a screening of the film CARE. Dr. Barratt joined the film's director, Deirdre Fishel, to field questions related to home care and caregiving, granting the audience insight into struggles and opportunities for the future of aged care.

With over 20 per cent of Canadians reaching retirement age in a decade, CARE is a film that hits home hard. Following paid caregivers and their clients throughout the United States, this film asks  "How do we take care of our aging loved ones and the people who take care of them?"  From an undocumented caregiver who can't pay her rent to a family going broke from paying nursing fees, CARE shows a pressing need for improvement in our systems for elder care.

To learn more about CARE, click here. Many thanks to the Reelworld Film Festival for hosting the IFA and providing a platform for this important discussion.
IFA EXPERTFILE SPOTLIGHTS
In association with ExpertFile, the IFA has launched the IFA Expert Centre: an online repository of thought leaders in population ageing policy, research, and practice.  A list of ExpertFile Spotlights highlighting the leadership of these experts is available at this link . Read and share our recent ExpertFile Spotlights, including:

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY BAROMETER REPORT
Next month, the IFA will launch our Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer report, revealing findings from our global survey on diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. 

The report will officially launch on World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2016. 

Keep checking our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages to find out more, and visit the Eye See You campaign here.
Dear Readers,

The IFA welcomes profiling the work of our members and other interested organizations in IFA newsletters. Please contact Peyton Thomas at  pthomas@ifa-fiv.org or Mr. Greg Shaw at  gshaw@ifa-fiv.org to learn more,  or contact us by phone at +1 416 342 1655.

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