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Call for abstracts: 14th Global Conference on Ageing


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 August 8-10, 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 Guidelines
Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning on October 20, 2016 and ending on February 7, 2018. Responses will be issued within eight weeks of submission.

To submit an abstract, you must first register for the 14th Global Conference. Please note that you are able to defer payment while registering, and that the reduced early bird rate expires on October 6, 2017. 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.

The conference themes and sub-themes are aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) World Report on Ageing and Health and the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (GSAP). The WHO Global Strategy is a significant step toward establishing a framework for member states, and focuses on five strategic objectives: committing to action on healthy ageing in every country, developing age-friendly environments, aligning health systems with the needs of older populations, developing sustainable and equitable systems of long-term care, and improving the measurement and monitoring of healthy ageing.

Given the IFA’s formal relations with WHO, the 14th Global Conference will provide a platform to build the evidence and partnerships necessary for supporting a decade of healthy ageing. The WHO Global Strategy thus forms the basis for the four themes of the Conference, listed below:

Combating Ageism

Toward Healthy Ageing

Enabling Functional Ability

Addressing Inequalities