International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing (IFA 2018)
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The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is being convened at the Chelsea Hotel and Ryerson University in the IFA’s home city of Toronto, Ontario on 8–10 August 2018. The Conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues. The conference is proud to be supported by an international network of partners.
The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016).
Specifically, the Global Strategy focuses on five strategic objectives: commitment to action on healthy ageing in every country; developing age-friendly environments; aligning health systems to the needs of older populations; developing sustainable and equitable systems for providing long-term care (home, communities, institutions); and improving measurement, monitoring and research on Healthy Ageing.
The Global Strategy and Action Plan is a significant and much needed step forward in establishing a framework for Member States. The IFA, in its formal relations with the WHO, is strongly committed, through the platform of our Global Conference and attending delegates, to contributing to the evidence and partnerships necessary to support a Decade of Healthy Ageing from 2020 to 2030.
The IFA is committed to helping enable older people to do what they value through a deeper evidence-based understanding and has aligned the IFA Global Conference’s themes to the WHO’s Strategy with links to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With this in mind, the IFA welcomes applicants to submit abstracts for intersecting sub-themes and to select the theme which best represents their abstract. For instance, applicants may choose to present on hearing and social exclusion with a focus on older homeless persons. Thus, the applicant can choose to submit their abstract under “Combating Ageism- Social Exclusion”, “Toward Healthy Ageing- Hearing” or “Addressing Inequalities- Older Homeless Persons”.
Although when registering applicants must select one specific theme, they should not feel restricted to one topic. Additionally, the IFA hopes that by providing flexibility, delegates do not feel restricted in their thinking, and the intersecting issues that affect the subpopulations under Addressing Inequalities as well as older people in general which will stimulate robust and healthy discussions toward positive change.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The International Federation on Ageing is pleased to announce Chelsea Hotel Toronto as the official hotel for the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing. Located in downtown Toronto and just minutes away from the conference’s primary venue, Ryerson University, Chelsea Hotel Toronto is the ideal place for delegates of the Global Conference to stay. With 1,590 guest rooms and suites, Chelsea Hotel Toronto is proud to be the largest hotel in Canada.
Chelsea Hotel Toronto is offering all delegates a guaranteed low price for a Single or Double Chelsea Room for $169.00 CAD/night (excluding taxes and fees), and a Triple or Quad Room for $229.00 CAD/night (excluding taxes and fees). Please note that these rates only apply to delegates who book by July 12th, 2018. Room rates only apply for nights booked between August 6, 2018 and August 10, 2018. Click here to learn more about Chelsea Rooms.
To receive the exclusive IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing rate by phone, please call 1-800-243-5732 or 416-595-1975.
Please note that individuals calling to book must identify themselves as part of the “International Federation of Ageing 14th Global Conference” to take advantage of the discounted rate.
Due to the demand to present at the 14th Global Conference on Ageing, the IFA is pleased to announce that additional spaces have opened up for abstract submission.
To balance the program and deliver on a range of key global issues, the IFA is seeking additional abstracts under the themes/sub-themes of Combating Ageism, Toward Healthy Ageing, and Addressing Inequalities.
Further abstracts under the theme of Age-Friendly Environments are also welcome.
The new deadline for additional abstracts is 6 April 2018.
The International Program and Advisory Committee (IPAC) is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for oral, symposium, workshop, and poster presentations, to be delivered at the International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing.
The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing will be held in Toronto from 8-10 August 2018. The Global Conference will revolve around four categories of themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting upon critical issues. The conference is proud to be supported by an international network of partners.
Abstract submission deadline 2018-04-06
To submit an abstract, you must first register for the 14th Global Conference. To be included in the conference program, all presenters involved in the session must have their registration fees paid in full before being placed in the program. The last date for payment is April 6,2018, after this date there are no guarantees your abstract will be included in the program.
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link to the EventsAir Presentation Portal, where you can submit your abstract.
Please read the following guidelines carefully before preparing your abstract, and ensure all contact information is accurate while completing the registration process. If you are having trouble with the abstract templates, please contact Ms Tarah McMaster for assistance. Only PDF document can be submitted using the presentation portal. Once you submit your abstract you should receive a confirmation email, if you do not receive this email within 24 hours, please contact Ms Tarah McMaster.
The IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing is an ideal platform for organizations involved in the field of ageing to promote their vision, services, and projects for current and future generations of older people. Varying levels of sponsorship are available, with options to tailor packages for your strategy and budget.
Ensure that your organization stands out at this unique international event, which will be attended by thought leaders and experts around the world. The IFA anticipates over 1,200 delegates will attend, including representatives of government, industry leaders, researchers, NGOs, and providers of health care and social services.
“Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action” is the call to action for the IFAs 2018 Global Conference. Four main themes: Combating Ageism, Toward Healthy Ageing, Age-Friendly Environments, and Addressing Inequalities are the foundation blocks that connect the sub-themes into a cohesive, proactive framework for intersectoral and interdisciplinary dialogue.
The WHO defines healthy ageing “as the process of developing and maintaining functional ability that enables well-being in older age” (2015). This new narrative requires transformational systemic actions that enable older people to do what they value. The conference is aligned with the WHO World Report on Ageing and Health (2015)1 and the two goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (GSAP) (2016) namely evidence-based action to maximize functional ability that reaches every person; and establishing evidence and partnerships necessary to support a Decade of Healthy Ageing from 2020 to 2030.
For further information on sponsorship opportunities please contact Mr. Greg Shaw or Ms Tarah McMaster via e-mail, or by telephone at 416-342-1655. Don’t miss out on sponsoring this unique Global Conference!
Dr. Jane Barratt
+1 647 401 7771
Mr. Greg Shaw
Director of International & Corporate Relations
+1 647 504 2102
Ms. Tarah McMaster
Manager, Conference and Events
+1 416 342 1655