The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is an international non-governmental organization with a membership base of NGOs, the corporate sector, academia, government, and individuals.
WE BELIEVE in 'generating positive change for older people throughout the world by stimulating, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information on rights, policies, and practices that improve the quality of life of people as they age.'
Our priorities are to establish the IFA as a point of connection that links together NGOs, academia, policy makers, and the private sector; facilitates knowledge exchange through our networks; collaborates in research and provides a repository of information; is a reference point for policy knowledge around areas with global implications: age discrimination, engaging seniors, financial protection, and age-friendly communities.
It is our mission to:
- Respond to the need for information on policies, practices, and rights
- Facilitate interaction and collaboration between all sectors concerned with ageing issues
- Providing a reliable platform for information exchange, empowerment and connection
- Bridge gaps in the knowledge and understanding of the ageing experience
- Develop tools to empower older people and the various groups working with them
- Help foster an age friendly environment at the global, regional and local levels
The IFA has consistently campaigned for the rights of older people in a diversity of ways, including involvement in drafting key initiatives, participating in and hosting global conferences, and producing our own reports and publications.
In sum, the IFA exists to inform, educate and promote policies and practice to improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.
As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.
Connected Technologies Population Ageing Ageing and Human Rights Women's Rights Caregiving
Full Professor of Medicine, Head of Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
Torres is Full Professor in Medicine at the University of Barcelona (UB) and Head of the Respiratory Intesive Care Unit at Hospital Clínic
Noninvasive Ventilation (NIV) Bronchiectasis Pneumonia Artificial Ventilation Respiratory Infections Lung Infections Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Immunocompromised Patients Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS-ALI)
President and General Manager
Susan Silbermann is President and General Manager, Pfizer Vaccines
Vaccine Development Adult Vaccination Vaccine Policy
Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology
Clinical Gerontology Diabetes Mellitus Cognitive dysfunction and dementia in diabetes Ageing frailty and sarcopaenia Re-enablement in Diabetes
Dr. Ruth Finkelstein translates interdisciplinary scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice.
Infectious Diseases Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Public Policy
Mr. Rodd Bond is the Director of the Netwell Centre, and an architect by background.
Urban Planning Education and Training Active Ageing Built Environment Public Policy
Head of Department of Geriatrics
Professor Mañas ' research focuses on the clinical investigation of human vascular ageing and the mechanisms of vascular damage in diabetes
Frailty Epidemiology Diabetes
Ad van Berlo is both mechanical engineer (1980) and psychogerontologist (1997)
Smart Home Technology Smart Living Care Technology E-Health Telemedicine
Head, School of Public Health and Community Medicine & Professor of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Prof. MacIntyre is an international expert in infectious diseases, vaccinology (especially for the elderly) and biosecurity.
Personal Protective Equipment Vaccinology Epidemic Response and Emerging Infectious Diseases Biosecurity
President and CEO
Don M. Blandin was appointed President and CEO of the Investor Protection Trust in June 2004
Pensions Retirement Public Policy Coalitions Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation Investor Education Investor Protection
Industry Experience (7)
- Health and Wellness
- Public Policy
- Social Services
- Elder Care
- Health Care - Services
- Government Relations