International Federation on Ageing

International Federation on Ageing International Federation on Ageing

1 Bridgepoint Drive, Suite G.238, Toronto, M4M 2B5, ON, CA



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.



Experts (154)

Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman

Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman

Engarda de Vacunas

Dra. Miriam Rozenek Pisterman is an infectious diseases and gerontology and geriatrics specialist.

Vaccinations Medicine Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Ageing

Dr. Mark S.  Lachs

Dr. Mark S. Lachs


Dr. Lachs is a Professor of Medicine and Co-Chief of the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at Weill Medical College.

Elder Abuse Neglect Adult Protective Services Functional Ability Ethics Health Care Finance

Dr. Manuel Carrageta

Dr. Manuel Carrageta


Dr. Carrageta is President of the Portuguese Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology

Internal Medicine Cardiology Clinical Pharmacology Geriatrics

Prof. Dr Focke Ziemssen

Prof. Dr Focke Ziemssen

Ophthalmology Consultant

Dr. Zeimessen is an expert in pharmacovigilance and diabetic retinopathy

Medical Retina Pharmacovigilance Diabetic Retinopathy

Prof. Nicola Lautenschlager

Prof. Nicola Lautenschlager

Academic, Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne

Expert on old age, conducting preventative clinical research on cognitive decline

Cognitive Reserve Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Mental Health in Older Adults Mild Cognitive Impairment Prevention of Cognitive Decline

Prof. Allan Randrup Thomsen

Prof. Allan Randrup Thomsen

Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Copenhagen

Prof. Allan Thomsen research is focused on immunology and microbiology.

Microbiology Virology Medicine Immunology

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA

Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano is Deputy Director of Coordination and Operation of CONAVA


Prof. Raina MacIntyre

Prof. Raina MacIntyre

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

Dr. Michele  Conversano

Dr. Michele Conversano


Dr. Conversano is Director of the Department of Prevention and Director of the Public Health and Health Service of the ASL of TARANTO.

Hygiene and Hospice Technique Vaccinations Preventive Medicine Public Health Hygiene Hygiene and Safety in Workplaces Epidemiology

Prof. Dr Hans-Peter Hammes

Prof. Dr Hans-Peter Hammes

Head of Endocrinlogy

Hans-Peter Hammes is internationally recognized as a preeminent figure in the treatment of diabetes and its complications

Medical Retina Diabetic Microangiopathy Biochemistry Diabetic Retinopathy

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