Care and humanisation – emerging themes of the 6th International Longevity Forum

Care and humanisation – emerging themes of the 6th International Longevity Forum

On November 22nd and 23rd, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-BR) in collaboration with Bradesco Seguros (Brazil’s largest insurance company) and other partners has hosted the International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro for the sixth time. The 6th International Longevity Forum focussed on Designing the future of ageing and discussed technological developments and other achievements in science.

One of the central messages was, as expressed by Dr. Alexandre Kalache, president of ILC-BR, that “the Longevity Revolution – more than thirty years added to life expectancy at birth over the last 100 years – is under threat. This is due to increasing inequalities worldwide.” The Forum brought together a group of around 30 national and international experts in ageing who shared their knowledge and expertise around public policy, inequalities and racial discrimination, genetics, economics, primary health, long-term and dementia care.

An outcome document of the Forum is now being produced and will be published on this website as soon as it is finalised.