International Federation on Ageing

International Federation on Ageing International Federation on Ageing

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

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About

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.

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Prof. Michael Valenzuela

Prof. Michael Valenzuela

Associate Professor

Psychology, clinical medicine, and neuroscience expert, exploring how complex mental activity impacts dementia

Cognitive Reserve Computerized Cognitive Training Cognitive Decline Human Skin-Derived Neural Precursors

Prof. Antonio Torres

Prof. Antonio Torres

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)

Dr. Michele Corcio

Dr. Michele Corcio

Vice President

Dr. Corcio is Vice President of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Prevention of Blindness Low Vision

Dr. Enrique Vega García

Dr. Enrique Vega García

Unit Chief for the Healthy Life Course

Dr. Vega is a specialist in geriatric medicine who has served as the Regional Advisor in Aging and Health at PAHO/WHO since January 2006.

Geriatrics and Gerontology Vaccination Adult Vaccination

Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz

Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz

Director General

Dr. Ignacio Federico Villaseñor Ruíz is the Director General of the National Center for Child and Adolescent Health (CeNSIA)

Public Health Vaccination

Prof. Sarah Harper

Prof. Sarah Harper

Director and Professor of Gerontology

Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change

Global Population Ageing Longevity Public Policy Global Migration

Dr. Ian Philp

Dr. Ian Philp

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Philp joined Heart of England NHS Foundation on 7 July as Deputy Medical Director for Older People

Adult Vaccination Healthcare Quality of Life Health Policy Person Centred Assessment

Dr. Luis M. Gutierrez Robledo

Dr. Luis M. Gutierrez Robledo

Director General

Dr. Gutiérrez is a Mexican scholar trained in France in geriatric medicine and the biology of aging

Adult Vaccination Geriatric Medicine Health Policy Public Health

Dr. Lauren Beaupre

Dr. Lauren Beaupre

Professor in Physical Therapy

Professor in Physical Therapy with an adjunct appointment in the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Alberta

Population Health Frailty Cognitive Impairment Re-enablement

Dr. Laura Mosqueda

Dr. Laura Mosqueda

Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Laura Mosqueda, M.D., is a professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Human Rights Frailty

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